I had it all day. I sat at my desk and worked, but between every short project that I needed to stamp complete, I kept going to ebay and looking at vintage sewing machines. Oh, there are some beauties out there. I put a bunch of very unique machines in my wishlist. I wanted to bid. Now that I've seen the Singer 503 Rocketeer, I want one really bad. But, I was looking at all kinds of vintage machines and saw a JC Penny brand machine that is so shiny and so cheap. I wish I could give it a good home. And, a Bell brand...never heard of it, but a real showstopper; modern and sleek. And, a Vornado that is the most masculine machine I think I've ever seen. And, I figured things out about it that the seller doesn't know, like how it works.
But, I didn't bid. I was very good. I didn't bid on a Rocketeer or a Singer 301 (I want the black one with the long bed because it reminds me of a German Train Engine).
I had this funny feeling that I just needed to go to Goodwill after work. I didn't know why, but I needed to. I just knew there was something there for me. The feeling wouldn't go away. The shopping for a machine and the pull toward Goodwill. Of course, the thing at Goodwill could have been a glass or a saucer or something equally unexciting. But it wasn't.
When I got there, I started in the auction section, and there it was. A white Singer Featherweight. And, the highest bid was $45. And, a babylock Serger that, while I don't really want it, if I can get it cheap, I'll try to resell on ebay and maybe make a teeny bit of profit for the holidays.
So, that's where my family will be at noon today. At the auction. Waiting on item number....okay, I told you about the cool machines on ebay, but I ain't telling you which Goodwill I went to or what the item number was. I'm only so nice. I sure don't want to be bidding against a friend. Especially one that knows the true value of the machine.
Take care and have a great Saturday. I'll try to get back this afternoon to show you how it worked out. Watch, I'll end up with a saucer. Lane