Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Treadling on Tuesday
I will be treadling today, because it's Tuesday, and it has become part of my routine. I want to make sure I keep my treasure in good condition and the best way to do that is to keep it in running order with lots of oil and TLC.
After all, I do NOT want my treadle to become one of these...
...a rusty old plant stand!!!
This old treadle base was found on my cousin's farm when she bought the property, so the story about what happened to the sewing machine is unknown.
See the lucky (?) horseshoes laying on the treadle?
The Raymond sewing machines were made in Guelph, Ontario. To read an interesting article about the company - click here.
Don't let your old sewing machines become plant stands!
Give them a chance to stay in working order with some regular use and attention.
But don't have so much fun that you sew into the wee hours of the morning ...
you need regular maintenance/rest too or you might turn into a rusty old plant stand!