So if you read this post, you will know that I spent part of my vacation this summer at my sister's carefully packing my grandmother's treadle sewing machine to ship it 3000 miles from Seattle to Florida. I've decided to call her Stella. A fitting name, I think, since that was my grandmother's name - her original owner. And Stella Singer sounds pretty sweet. It has a kind of old - timey charm, don't you think?
I hope you will find this post interesting. I was actually kind of thrilled to remove Stella from her cardboard prison. She has, after all, been given free reign up til now. But she needed to be protected on her long journey. Lots of hazards for a single girl traveling alone on a cross-country trip.
I'm sure that my sister
First, there is the box. It's a Home Depot medium shipping box cut to size.
I was totally excited when he gave me the estimate:
$58 for the cleaning, including the outside. (While you should never use WD-40 inside a sewing machine, apparently its a great cleaner for the cast iron outside. Who knew?)
$6.95 for her new belt (a very inexpensive fashion accessory, I believe!)
$.95 for the rubber piece on the bobbin winder.
For a grand total of $66 plus tax.
Far less expensive than I thought she'd be.
Unfortunately, with WH unable to help me put the cabinet back together, it may be November before I get her all assembled. But I've made a great start, and I'll be content with that.