Just got my beauty back from J and R Vacuum and Sewing
where it received a new electrical cord, was cleaned, oiled and is now up and running!
(Here's the link I posted including information where I found it and how I found out it's a Singer 99 made in Elizabeth, New Jersey in 1931:
Check out that bobbin box - it just slides directly over to the left
Here's a few photos to help remind me how to put in the bobbin correctly, as from the store.
Here's how the needle was threaded from J and R.
Here's the practice piece the gentleman who cleaned it made for me. They charged $67.48 - now, if I were brave about electrics like "That Man Quilts" from www.quiltfool.blogspot.com , then it would have been just the $18 for the new electrical cord! I was sew impressed when I saw his electrical work from this post on his blog:
"Bringing Old Girl Up to Par" was certainly a catchy title, quiltfool!!
The needle threads from left to right.
I whipped up a quick coffee coaster for my husband!
Love these even stitches and it coasts through two layers of fabric and a layer of batting like butter!
I'm really pleased. So's my DH - he says it'll run forever. That's good value for a grand total of $118 USD!
The results from my fourth day (14 total) of the Free Motion Quilting Challenge:
Happy Sewing! I sew love your comments - they make me smile :-)
Have a fab-u-lous day!!