So here are mine.
For Christmas 2010 my hubby got me this beautiful old Singer machine from ebay. It dates back to 1895! Sadly separated from it's original table and put on this wooden plinth in the 1940-50's.
We researched the type of table it should have been on and this is the picture we found.
And then several months later look what I found at a car boot sale! It's morbidly but aptly called a coffin top.
I have a treadle in my conservatory that dates back to around the same time, but it has a marble top not the original wooden table top, maybe one day I'll find a way of uniting the three pieces - you never know. In the meantime the machine nestles in the dining room windowsill so that it is out of the way of prying little people, but it also gives me a focus in the window other than my neighbours fence which is the only view out of that particular window!
That same Christmas night in the evening when we were all sitting around discussing sewing, or rather learning to, hubby gave me his credit card and told me to get online and order a brand new machine so that I could have a machine with a manual and learn to sew properly! What a gem he is! Not knowing I was heading for quilting I purchased this Toyota machine which has lots of stitch options that I'll probably never use, but it did come with a quarter inch piecing foot and I was also able to purchase a Toyota walking foot aswell. She serves me well.
Back in May 2011 my friends mum was kind enough to let me give this little beauty a new home.
It works, came with spare belts and has a cute little extending leaf on the end. The tabletop flips over leaving the machine kind of tucked underneath and a flat surface on the top. The wood needs a little TLC, it has obviously been well used and could do with rubbing down and revarnishing.
Right now the machine part is folded away and the tabletop is covered in storage boxes full of fabric so we can't even see the poor thing at the moment...
And if I could buy any machine I wanted? Well I saw this little cutie in one of the other ladies sewing rooms and had to google it.
Designed by a Quilter, for Quilters the HQ Sweet Sixteen Sit-Down Quilting Machine is a high-functioning long-arm system designed to provide a professional machine for the home studio. It is a straight-stitch machine for free-motion quilting, but can also be used for free-motion embroidery.
It sounds fabulous right?!?
Thanks for letting me share my machines and their stories with you.
Happy Sewing :o)