Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 26

Thread: So I went to a garage sale this morning...

  1. #1
    Super Member quilter1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Ayr, Ontario
    Posts
    1,064
    Blog Entries
    326
    and look what I found for $10. She does need some TLC but now she has a good home. The sphinx decals are in perfect condition, just covered with dirt. She was born on December 30, 1910 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, now she lives in Toronto. She is a model 27. I will need to buy a few parts, and clean her up some, but lucky me! Please excuse the pics, I took them with my Blackberry.
    Attached Images Attached Images


  2. #2
    Senior Member Opal Jane's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    871
    OMG $10 that is unbelievable..the decals are reaaly nice. Congrats on your purchase.

  3. #3
    Super Member Jennifer22206's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    state of confusion
    Posts
    4,773
    Blog Entries
    4
    fantastic!

  4. #4
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Upper Michigan
    Posts
    8,801
    Blog Entries
    14
    Good for u! Congrats! I cleaned mine with baby oil!!

  5. #5
    Member MrsToastyKoasty's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    81
    That is just like the one in my parents home! Theirs is a 1880s ish model. It was so funny as a child i never knew the treasure that was hiding inside and i would sit underneath it a play with the pedal. They have the sphinx on theirs as well.
    I will have to take a pic and write down all the information so we can look it up and see more about it.
    Thank goodness i asked my mom about it last week.

    Thank you for sharing this! I love seeing these machines be put in a loving home.

  6. #6
    Super Member ontheriver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Selma Alabama
    Posts
    3,670
    Awesome!

  7. #7
    Junior Member emsunfire's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    186
    You did even better than my husband price wise. She is beautiful. I am addicted, I love these beautiful machines

  8. #8
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    220
    WOW, WHAT A JEWEL!!!!!!
    And the price is incredible, the buy of the century!!!!

    Just georgeous.

    I'm sew happy for you.

    sandy14

  9. #9
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    220
    WOW, WHAT A JEWEL!!!!!!
    And the price is incredible, the buy of the century!!!!

    Just georgeous.

    I'm sew happy for you.

    sandy14

  10. #10
    Super Member athenagwis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    New England
    Posts
    1,703
    Holy cow!! you are one lucky girl. T hey obviously did not love it, so it's great you were able to rescue her!! :) Can't wait to see how it works once you get it fixed up.

    Congrats!!
    Rachel

  11. #11
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Burlington, NC
    Posts
    1,771
    Unbelievable! Congrats.

  12. #12
    Power Poster Prism99's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Western Wisconsin
    Posts
    12,953
    Blog Entries
    1
    Gorgeous machine!

    Be sure you know how to clean properly before starting, so you don't damage the decals. It's safe to use baby oil to clean (wipe on, let sit, wipe off), but not safe to use soap.

  13. #13
    Senior Member KiwiQuilter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
    Posts
    957
    Great find - well done.

    What a terrific price :)

  14. #14
    Super Member dixiebelle162002's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    TN
    Posts
    2,370
    Blog Entries
    2
    She's a beauty!

  15. #15
    Power Poster blueangel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Kansas
    Posts
    20,471
    Lucky you

  16. #16
    Super Member katyquilter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Midwest
    Posts
    1,449
    Blog Entries
    4
    Good for you. I went to a yard sale this morning and it started raining on me :D :D

  17. #17
    Power Poster sueisallaboutquilts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    17,457
    OMG 10 dollars??????? It's Happy Dance time!! :D:D
    Gorgeous!

  18. #18
    Super Member maryb119's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    7,306
    Great find!!

  19. #19
    Super Member Lyncat's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Buckeye AZ
    Posts
    1,251
    It's so beautiful!! What a wonderful treasure you found!

  20. #20
    Super Member hperttula123's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Northern Wisconsin
    Posts
    8,438
    Great find!!!

  21. #21
    Super Member
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Fort Worth, TX
    Posts
    1,349
    Really nice and lucky you!!!!

  22. #22
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    3,826
    What a jewel and for only $10.!!!! I need to go to garage sales alot more often.
    Enjoy her.
    Kat

  23. #23
    Super Member daisey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    colorado
    Posts
    1,701
    I have a sphinx, a red eye and a few more old ones...they are just so pretty...! Congrats!

  24. #24
    charlotte625's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Kentucky
    Posts
    376
    very lucky u.....I think I may have to start going to yard sales..................

  25. #25
    Super Member Lori S's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    9,383
    I have been looking for this exact machine for decades!! You are one lucky lady!! Color me jealous!! Really Really jealous!!

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.