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When we moved into our home the old owners left a treadle machine. They graciously said I could have it. This means a great deal to me, because I learned to sew on a treadle machine. It was always better to me than my mother's Brother that she bought thinking an upgrade would work better.
Over the weekend my husband and I spent a little time cleaning up the cabinet portion of the treadle. This morning I took the machine down to The Sewing Machine Shop in town. I had no clue what to expect. The owner was so nice to me, he showed me how to take it all apart and what to use to get it cleaned up. I brought Rose (I'm not sure I've settled on that name yet, we'll see if she likes it) home and took her apart and spend most of my day soaking parts, scrubbing and cleaning, and reassembling all the springs and do-dads. In the next day or two I'm going back to the repair shop to get all of my replacement parts.
When we get it all put back together & running that's when the fun begins. I can put it anywhere, because guess what? I don't need electricity. So I'm saving on electricity & our bill. WIN WIN! We already moved the base to my studio, with all my other treasures & wonders. I'm getting really excited and on the hunt for cutesie dress patterns for my girls. I can't wait to put Rosie to good use. She will be loved.
More pics to come!!!