Last night the rain/ice moved in and we had a bit of a mess. It’s supposed to be up to 45 today and close to 60 tomorrow before it cascades back down to the single digits for the weekend. Ugh! It is the last week of January, though. We have 51 days until spring.
I have Grandma’s sewing machine. Mom and I tried to get it going a few years ago to make some curtains, but we couldn’t get it to work. I’ve done a bit of internet research, and I’m going to clean it up and give it another try.
This top view shows the oil holes in the top (oiling is the second thing on my list after cleaning).
Have an old Singer and want the official word on it? The Singer website has a great section to learn more about your vintage machine.
If you need to ID your machine (to learn the difference between the 66 and 66-16, for instance), this website is excellent.
If I can get Grandma’s machine up and running by next weekend, I have a very special project I will be working on. If I can’t, I guess I’ll be doing that project on my new Brother. It’s really the difference between what is easy (the Brother has all the different stitches, has a walking foot attachment, and I feel comfortable using it) and the sentimental project.