This post should probably more appropriately be called “the devil made me do it”.
I have just won a second National Two Spool sewing machine.
Bad pictures, I know. But, they’re all I’ve go so far. They are the thumbnails from the ebay listing.
The seller did not post this as a two spool. I only noticed because of the bobbin winder. They didn’t know that the conversion to an electric motor makes the machine more valuable…at least it did the only other time I’ve ever seen one converted to electric by mounting the motor to the machine (sold for over $400). The conversion Rob and I did mounted the motor to the cabinet.
But, it wasn’t the machine that I wanted. It was the treadle base that I was after. If the machine is good, that’s great. But, I want to try to quilt on a two spool, using treadle power instead of electric. I get so much control when I quilt using the treadle and I want to try that with the convenience of the two spool.
The cabinet is actually really pretty in the pictures from the listing. Oak and very sleek and much more in style of the furniture in our home. And, looks like it’s in better shape than my singer treadle cabinet. If it was any worse, it would have shown.
It is located here in Austin and the seller wouldn’t ship, so that helped keep the price low. Obscenely low. And, the seller’s description was “see pictures”.
Okay, y’all. If you want to make any money on what you’re selling, take the time to learn a little bit about it. A quick search on the internet would have told this seller everything they needed to know.
Really, I couldn’t pass it up. It was so low that I might slip the seller a bit of extra, if it has all it’s pieces and parts…like that all important spool case that holds the bottom thread.
This is one of those pick it out for yourself gifts that we like to exchange. You always know the recipient will be happy if they picked it out themselves. The real gift is going to be when Rob takes me to go pick it up. I didn’t think to ask what part of town it was in before I bought it. Oops!
Everybody have a great day! It’s Thursday! Yay!