I have the sewing machine finished.
It took me quite awhile. Each process had to dry
And then waiting in between.
This is how it looked before.
I am ashamed I let it get this bad.
But thank goodness the wood was not damaged.
After sanding and more sanding. It looked good.
I did not paint it.
I didn't want to lose the integrity of the piece.
The wood is gorgeous.
It is very vintage. . .67 years old.
No paint on this beauty.
She is stained. . and rubbed and sealed.
This beautiful sewing machine has been used and loved.
I sewed on it for many years.
It still had the "dings" of little boys banging their toy trucks.
And my little girl marking it with her baby buggy.
Isn't that what makes something this precious so loved?
It has memories, and it was loved and used.
Can you see why I could never paint her?
She is beautiful
I am so pleased and happy with the way she turned out.
My mother would be so happy with how it looks now.
Just look at that gorgeous wood.
I am telling you I fell in love with the feel, the look, everything about it.
I have to tell you I am not finished with the seat.
I have misplaced (lost) my staple gun. . .!
So the covering is not stapled down. . .yet.
Another thing I think my mother would be pleased with
Is the seat cover. . .I like it and I think she would too.
I was so afraid the top of the sewing machine would not be ok,
It did have some water damage. . (shame on me).
But as I sanded and rubbed. . I could see it was going to be beautiful.
So there you have it. .
My Momma's Beautiful Singer Sewing Machine.
It is a precious treasure to me.
My Dad bought it for her when I was born.
And she sewed many beautiful things on it.
I still have some of the beautiful little coats and dresses
And doll clothes she made me.
My Momma died when I was 7 years old.
So anything that belonged to her I treasure.
I didn't even want to sand it at first. . I just knew it
Still had her hand prints on it.
She wants me to enjoy it. .. and cherish it.
I feel like it is a gift from her to me.
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