Sunday, November 6, 2011

Good Sunday

I bought this vintage gem of a New Home machine at a garage sale a couple of weeks ago.  When I got home and plugged it in it ran, but would not stop.  A friend in the HVAC department at work thought he could fix it, but we needed to work out a time for him to come get it with his truck.  This morning I decided it must be able to come out of the cabinet, so, armed with a screwdriver, I set to work getting it out of the cabinet.  Long story short; the motor now works with the knee bar!  Yeah me!  Now I have the challenge of finding a bobbin case for it.  
I had made some last minute purchases at the Georgia Quilt Show when it was here.  I couldn't let Primitive Gatherings and Auntie Ju's booths leave Atlanta without buying something.
Okay, let me explain this picture.  Remember I was cleaning out that storage unit?  I found a box of old karate belts that I'd collected from the karate school where I used to work in the 90s.  I'd made a pillow case from karate belts back then, and I'd wanted to make something else too, but never got around to it.  Last night I washed all the belts and hung them (all over the place) to dry.  What am I going to do with them?  Huh. I still don't know, but pictures will record whatever happens to them.
Kitten is just glad her favorite quilt is back from hanging in the shows.

10 comments:

SewDivaDiane said...

I love the machine-good job!

katie said...

Grandma had a machine with a knee bar but I don't remember what kind it was.
Love all the belt, can't wait to see what you make of them.
Valerie took gold in a tournament yesterday, beat out her competitor by 0.17.

Cathy Pavlovich said...

I learned how to sew on my mom's New Home machine! Wish I still had it! Can't wait to see what you come up with for the karate belts.
Cathy

WoolenSails said...

Nice find and love your fabrics and floss.
Never would have thought to use the belts for anything, but good idea.
Kitten looks like he is in quilt heaven.

Debbie

oldgreymare said...

Karate belts? Now THIS I gotta see..lol
xx
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Donna said...

Could you use the belts for purse straps?
That is what came to my mind first.

Donna in Salem

Nancy in MT said...

Love that sewing machine, if for no other reason, I love the color.

Elaine/MuddlingThrough said...

I have a Brother with a knee bar. Bought it in the early seventies. It still works great. I bought a generic bobbin case at JoAnn that works in it.

Jennifer @ Stitchin' Thyme said...

Great job on the machine. I love those packs of fabrics. It has been so long since I purchased any fabric. Could you use those belts as straps for bags or something, oh I just read someone else said that, good deal!!

Kris said...

That is going to be a good little workhorse machine for you! So glad you got it working!!!