I was going to write a quick post on what I am reading/listening to while sewing and it is in a way. Just not the original thought.
Here it is past noon, half my day over. And I have not sewn one stitch. You see I received a new sewing machine the other day,
it's a Kenmore 158.1040.
So clean, doesn't look like it has been use much.
Isn't it beautiful.
This is the machine I had when I first started sewing back in 1973. I had gotten rid of the original machine but a friend of mine, Sandi B. had found one at an estate sale and bought it for me. So I decided I was going to try it out on the block for Sisters in Scriptures. Well when I started it up, it was awfully noisy so I decided it probably needed a good oiling. But you see the manual did not come with the machine. That meant I needed to get on the Internet and see if I could locate a free PDF file of the manual, for that I had to check a few sites, but I was able to find one here at a Kenmore parts site.
That is what I have been reading, the manual.
So then I wanted to oil the machine. Well it took a quite few minutes to get the screws undone, they were rather tight.
But I was able to get it all done and now it runs a lot quieter and smoother. I just love this little machine. This little machine sewn all mine and my two oldest girls clothes back in the day. It was a little work horse.
But you see it only does straight and zigzag stitch. And like so many of us, after some years later I thought at that time I needed a new machine, so I upgraded to a 12 stitch Kenmore. I love that machine also (and still have it) but in my move to Oklahoma I ended up selling my original little machine and regretted every minute of it. But thanks to Sandi I now have the original model of the machine I had back in the early 70's I can't wait to sew it.
It does a beautiful little straight stitch and it has some power, it will sew through many layers of fabric. I remember sewing through 4 layers of Levi fabric and it did a wonderful job. If you can get your hands on one I would recommend it, such a good little machine.