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Thread: A Wonderful Memory of Childhood Restored

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    I mentioned in an earlier post that I recently mentioned to my DH that I had a tiny little childs Singer sewing machine when I was very little. I thought when we cleaned out my parents home after they passed that I would find it but that wasn't the case. Well a few days later that darling man informed me that I would he had found one on EBay and it would be here on Friday. Will the little baby Singer arrived and it is exactly like the one I had as a child. DH just spent several hours this evening lovingly polishing and lubricating the little darling. It really sews!!! Makes a chain stitch. Just like I remember! Thought I would share a few pics.

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    Close up of Stitch-not bad for a toy!
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    Wow, what a cute little machine. And what a great hubby to find one for you then clean it all up!

    I see your Bernina QE in the background. That's also a very nice machine. :)

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    Thank you. I know I really won't sew with the Baby Singer, but it brings back such wonderful memories of the time I spent with my mom as she taught me to sew. Hubby is definitely a keeper. (Ah...my sewing room needs some attention..:oops: )

    You are right. That is Nina, my 440QE, great machine!

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    What a sweet hubby. I think he's a keeper. That is such a cute sewing machine.

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    That's SUCH an awesome thing for him to do for you!! The machine is really cute...I'm so glad it made you happy! :)

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    It really made me feel warm and fuzzy!

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    Aww, what a sweet husband you have. :) I'm glad you get to relive your childhood memories.

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    How cool is that!! What fun! What a sweet husband you have for finding that for you!!

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    Yep, he sounds like a keeper!

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    Yep, he sounds like a keeper!

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    How sweet.. that is the cutest little machine I have seen.. they sure made neat toys when we were kids.. not all plastic like they do now.

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    Awesome. Kudos to hubby!

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    Oooohhhh, how sweet. Hubby scored a few points!!
    The machine is so darling. Hard to believe it's a "toy".

    :-) :-) :-)

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    How nice of him and very thoughtful. The machine is so cute what would be the year you had it when you were a kid?

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    Thats sew cute! :thumbup:

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    That machine is so cute, do you know when they made those?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darlene
    How nice of him and very thoughtful. The machine is so cute what would be the year you had it when you were a kid?
    About 1961....when I was six.

    DH searched the internet and was able to find and download the manual for free from the Singer website.

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    What a sweet husband!!! My DH is always going to auctions and always tries to buy me something sewing related. Once it was a sewing basket with legs, once a quilt rack that was handmade (he refinished it) and the last time he went he bid on an ugly quilt, but did not get it.

    Such a cute little machine!

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    What a wonderful find!! I had a toy sewing machine when I was a child. The only thing I remember about it was that it was green and it chain stitched. Wish I could find one like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maggie_Sue
    What a wonderful find!! I had a toy sewing machine when I was a child. The only thing I remember about it was that it was green and it chain stitched. Wish I could find one like it.
    It does seem that many of us had the quilting/sewing seed planted very early doesn't it!? :thumbup:

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