Sunday, March 13, 2011

We Interrupt This Smackdown To Announce The Discovery Of The Holy Grail

That would be my own particular Holy Grail, not the one that the Knights of Camelot were searching for.
A Singer 127 with the beautiful "Sphinx" decals.  $35 on Craigslist, already cleaned up, oiled and lubed.  and it sews an absolutely beautiful stitch.

I removed the blue 1950'S era motor (not original to the machine) and controller and added a hand wheel.  The blue motor just looked silly on it, and I wanted to use it to participate in a people-powered quilt block exchange.  I also removed the bobbin winder, which was not working.  I've got a working bobbin winder on my 128, and removing the bobbin winder reveals....
as you can see the decals are not in flawless condition, but they are in terrific shape.  They are a bit more worn on the bed as one would expect, but still darn fine...
I've been trying to figure out a natural way to work the word "shrubbery" into this post but so far have failed.

so there you go.  enjoy the eye candy and bring me a shrubbery!

ni, ni

8 comments:

  1. I love it!!! Beautiful machine.

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  2. Lovely machine! I can't believe how shiny the metal parts are. It looks like new.

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  3. Wow! So pretty! You hit the jackpot, unlike some of those machines that look like they have been thrown into the 'shrubbery' (did that work?).

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  4. Silly English kuh-nigits!

    Our fortunes are colliding. I just found one at a flea market this weekend and talked the seller WAY down! Mine needs to be cleaned, however.

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  5. among me and my daughters, Monty Python and the Holy Grail is THE most quoted movie ever (even more than Princess Bride).
    In fact, after I posted this DD Emily sent me a "Knights of Ni" T-shirt. Priceless!

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  6. I just had to comment to thank you for the laugh this morning with the unexpected Monty Python reference. I just discovered your blog this morning via your link in the Pfaff list.

    My boys quote entire scenes from all the Monty Python movies. I tell myself that this is a sign that I've raised them correctly, lol.

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  7. @Denise
    I can never remember if it is "your father was a hamster and your mother smelled of elderberries" or the other way around!
    so yes, you raised them right.

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