Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Opps...I did it again!

well..I was looking at Craigslist..and saw a picture of this cute little lonely sewing machine and I just HAD to go look at her...and she followed me home...

Meet Borealis...Aurora's Little Sister...
Borealis

She is 3/4 the size of Aurora...a Singer 99...She has a few flaws...the slide plate is missing, the hood to the light is missing, the key to the case is missing (but you can open it with a small screwdriver), the knee lever is missing.. and the case needs a good restore...Oh...and no accessories..

I intend on getting rid of the motor and turning her into a hand crank...hopefully I can separate out the light fixture from the motor..

But..overall, she needs less restoring than Aurora did..I think she has been locked up in her case for almost ever! She needs to come out and play!

Haven't checked her serial number to find out when she was made..Will get to play with her more on Thursday afternoon or Friday..

2 comments:

woolywoman said...

So cute! Glad she found a home with you.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I'd love a bentwood case. I saw my first (and second) 99's in the wild this past week, while I was in Texas. They were both in cabinets, not bentwood cases. Sew cute! Have fun with both machines. Whatcha gonna name the next one (yes, there will be a next one, I'm sure).