I have been absolutely overwhelmed with an early Christmas present from a friend. The wooden case was locked, and there was no key, so after asking Google for some advice, Mr F perfected his lock picking skills and deftly opened up the case to reveal this beauty inside. This vintage sewing machine was covered in cobwebs and the hand crank was a bit stiff, but after being cleaned and drenched in a good quality sewing machine oil it was purring like a kitten and was ready for action! I checked out the serial number (again with the help of my trusty friend Google) and discovered that this machine was manufactured in Clydebank, Scotland, in 1927. I've played around with this glorious machine over the weekend, and managed to sew a perfectly straight seam - it was a bit tricky getting used to guideing the fabric through the machine with one hand, but I'm sure I'll get better at this with a bit more practise!
Blogs I follow
These are the UK shops that I use to purchase my quilting supplies - fabrics and threads etc.