Little activity on the vintage sewing machine front. I did sell a few machines over the holidays and into the new year, but, despite a considerable reduction in my prices, I've had few bites. Things may pick up later in the year when the warmer weather brings people out of hibernation.
I sold the Viking 6020. What a beautiful stitch that has. Alas, it isn't what I want in the stable of machines for Mary's crafting events. I'm pretty much settled on Singer Slant-O-Matics, Featherweights and 301's. These I can most easily keep in top running condition.
I did pick up a second Featherweight. While it did not have any extras or case, the price couldn't be beat. And, as it is in such nice condition, Mary leaves it out for general use.
The Berninas remain my favorites. I very much enjoyed working on them, found that easy to do, and I'm still impressed with their quality of design and build.
The Elna Supermatic is on the block. It isn't a machine that's easily transported as it uses a cabinet, so it isn't one that Mary will use at her events. It will make room for more projects that are more practical for Mary's crafting events.
I also sold the 401A that I had as one of my favorite machines. What a great machine! But I already have another 401 in near perfect condition, so letting that one go was more a matter of giving it a chance to make someone else happy.
And the Morse is gone! That was a tough one. It was in such great condition! But something had to give, and it wasn't getting the use it needed to "earn its keep". The lighter machines are those that are more likely to be pressed into service for Mary's events. I find that I'm rather tired after a day of transporting and setting up as many as twenty sewing machines.
The Pfaff 130 is staying. It won't be leaving the house. It's far too heavy to easily transport. What a nice machine! So remarkably stable. And it purrs...
I'm looking forward to Spring Cleaning – that which others do. I'll be out looking for projects and another round of buying, fixing, selling...