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This is Esmeralda.  She is a beautiful green Singer 327K, serial number  ET670062, with a registration date of July 31, 1962.   She has just come home from the sewing machine hospital, where she was put right again after an extreme case of smokin’ hot foot pedal!
The official Singer serial number list shows this number as belonging to a 328K, but Esme is clearly marked “327K”.  The K just means that she was manufactured at Singer’s Kilbowie factory in Clydebank, Scotland.
I do simple repairs and maintenance on my hand-crank and treadle machines, but electrical problems are beyond my skills. My sewing machine guy is brilliant — he rewired the original foot pedal and saved the vintage casing and electrical cord to keep Esme’s green and brown colour scheme intact.
The sewing machine man was even able to get a new green bobbin winder tyre!
Esme uses Class 66 bobbins, which are inexpensive and easy to find.

and she has a lovely storage case that clips on…

She has a new needle plate, too…

and now she’s just as pretty as the day she came out of the factory, and she sews just as well, too!  🙂

Happy Quilting!
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I have a zillion projects in the works right now, but as soon as I saw Judy Laquidara’s new pattern, Paint Stix, I loved it and knew I had to try it right away!

I’m using some fabric from stash that I have always liked but found difficult to use before.  This pattern seems just right for it.

Here are the first six blocks:

I am sewing on “Ethne” today, which is my Singer 319K from 1960.  She uses special 206×13 needles, which are difficult to find these days.  Just last week I was lucky enough to find some more needles for her, so now we are off and running again.  She has many amazing features for a 50-year-old sewing machine, including some incredible embroidery patterns.

To see what other quilters have on their Design Walls today, please visit Judy’s blog for a list of links.

Happy Quilting!

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I have two new additions to my sewing machine collection this month.

This is “Emily,” a 66K treadle with the Lotus design, from 1917.  Her cabinet could use a little work, but the machine itself is in perfect working condition.  She is just sitting in the living room right now, but eventually I will find a place for her in my sewing room.  We thought we didn’t have room for another treadle, but…sometimes exceptions just have to be made.  🙂

Our other new baby is “Esmeralda.”  She is a 327K from about 1962, and she does forward and reverse stitching and zig zag.  She is the prettiest shade of sage green, although this photo looks a bit grey-ish.  She also has her own little green extension table.  I believe this model was marketed in the United States as a “Spartan” brand, but it’s got a Singer badge in the UK.

And finally, more sewing machines — but the kind that are much easier to find room for in the sewing room!  😉  I thought this fabric was so cute, I just had to buy a yard.

My Stash Report for this week is:

Bought this week:  1 yard
Bought year-to-date:  10.75 yards
Used this week:  0
Used year-to-date 18.75 yards
Used (net):  8 yards

To see how other quilters are doing with their Stash Reports, please visit Judy’s blog.

Happy Quilting!

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