Saturday, August 28, 2010

Here you go Ruby

I thought you might like this picture Ruby.  As you can see, we still have the original machine in there. I've even sewn on it before when I only had one electric machine and it was in the shop.  I've also shown the girls how it worked so they could see how our grandmothers and great grandmothers did a lot of their sewing.

This one even came with an attachment that came out in the 40's to sew button holes. I've got to admit I wasn't brave enough to try that though. It looks pretty complicated.

Ri took this picture some time ago as a black and white photo project she and a friend were doing.



  1. Oh! She is a beautiful specimen! You know, it looks identical to my mum's. I learned to sew on hers, so enough of the grandmothers and great grandmothers, eh! Thanks

  2. Sorry :) My mom didn't sew at all (except some embroidery). I had to learn on my own after I was married.

  3. I used to sew on my grandma's treadle machine. It was harder than it looks.

  4. I love old sewing machines they have so much history, beautiful.