I snagged a late Victorian jacket/bodice, three pairs of gloves, three hankies, some lace and
a kitchen tool for edging ravioli. The trio of sewing machines were an added bonus from my mother.
I brought home three new (to me, obviously) sewing machines yesterday. My mom insisted on buying me the New Home treadle machine when I mentioned I really wanted a treadle, and who was I to say no? As often happens when shopping with my mom, we ended up with free stuff with our purchase- the lady threw in a Jones treadle that lost its wrought iron base to an accident and a Singer hand crank in a traveling case. The Singer just needs some light cleaning to be ready to sew, so I'm spending the next day prettying her up so I can do some work on her. I can't wait to use it! The other two require slightly more TLC and a part or two (the Jones needs a new base and I need to find a shuttle for the New Home and replace the belt) so it will be a short while before I get them up and running. I now have FOUR vintage cast iron sewing machines. My boyfriend is gonna kill me :P