Happy National Sewing Machine Day!

Did you know this was a holiday? I confess, I didn’t until this morning and then I had to check to make sure it was true! Mr. Wonderful made it home safely from Germany this morning and we went to an art fair and some antique shops this afternoon. He spotted this little darling and it came home with us. 

It is a 1920’s Little Worker made by the New Home Company. It is not actually a toy but sold as “a practical sewing machine or portable for travelers.” Apparently, quilting retreats were popular even in the 20’s. Ha!

When he got to the checkout, they told him there was a cabinet that went with it. 

 This  is a Martha Washington sewing table and never originally came with this machine. But who am I to quibble over a free vintage sewing table?

I think I will spiff it up and put it by my chair for Slow Stitching Sundays!

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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8 Responses to Happy National Sewing Machine Day!

  1. knitnkwilt says:

    I call that a very good day!

  2. Kathy says:

    I didn’t realize it was a holiday either, although I did spend the day on the sewing room, giving my machine a workout. 😉 Cute little machine and awesome “matching” cabinet.

  3. Janet O. says:

    Who knew? I’d better go keep my machine company. : )
    Great find!

  4. lois92346 says:

    What a fantastic FIND, Katy! That hubby of yours is something else!

  5. Sandi says:

    I love the machine and cabinet! Hugs,

  6. Louise says:

    I have an identical little table at the top of my stairway. Purchased it many years ago. My grandmother had one identcal to it. Love it!

  7. Vivian says:

    Wow! A great find! Good quilt husbands are a treasure!

  8. Sue says:

    Hmm, Terri & I saw one of those Martha Washington tables & thought it was a scam! Guess
    we better brush up on our skills if we want to score some fun stuff.

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