Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Oops ... I did it again!

I brought another orphan home. I found this Janome machine on the street like the last one. How could I leave it there? It works but has the same problem as the other one which is the stitch selection is not accurate. It sews very nicely though and has a motor that purrs.  It seems to be the 80's version of my current machine as it has electronic selection and my favourite feature which is the button to raise and drop the needle. It is such a small thing but makes me happy. All the feet are there and it looks ok but I'll have to save to fix it (maybe I'll get a discount for three machines) and may give it to my niece if she wants it.

What do you think? Now I must be less judgemental about others (ahem..also me?) who (seemingly) collect machines like they collect patterns and fabric!

I have a couple of other things on the go too. A 70's dress and a(nother)new addition to the sewing room coming soon. This coming addition led me to give my sewing table to my friend so she can stop sewing on the outdoor garden table and I can fit the surprise in! 


  1. That's pretty cool that you are finding these machines on the side of the street. And they are going to a great home. My mum is the same with cats!!

  2. Wow, I cannot believe people are throwing out their sewing machines! That is just incredible... what a find!

  3. Oh my! Fancy finding a sewing machine - even 2 - on the street! Either you have very unusual neighbours or you are very lucky!


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