BlueflowerTreasures

March 11, 2008

Drooling over a vintage machine

Filed under: sewing — Tags: , , , — Lady M Quilts @ 8:35 pm

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I spotted this beauty on my local craigslist today.  Ooh, isn’t she pretty??  No, I don’t *need* another machine, but I’ve always wanted one of these all-metal, sew all day without complaint, sweet stitching Singer Rocketeers.  The seller is asking $100.  Hmm, I don’t know if that’s a good price…the listing says it’s all tuned up and ready to sew, it has lots of accessories.   My dream is to find one at a garage sale or thrift store for $10, a price my husband would be happy with. 

 I keep checking the listing, wondering if it is sold.  Then I remember that I’m saving my pennies for an embroidery machine….(but this would only be a small detour, a teeny bump in the road toward my Babylock Ellure.)  I remind myself that I have enough sewing machines already…  (But I only have five, and two don’t work well and the other is a bright green Hello Kitty thing my children use.)  I see that the seller lives an hour away and gas is $3.50 a gallon and my old van gets pathetic mileage… (but I’m going over that way on Saturday in our great mileage compact car, maybe they would wait??)

In the end, I will continue to drool over the listing until it is gone.  Then I will continue to scan new listings everyday, hoping that someone very close to me wants to sell a Rocketeer and doesn’t know that $10 is way too good of a deal.

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1 Comment »

  1. I recently picked up a 500A on Craigslist for $50. I was over-oiled, but after cleaning it up it works beautifully. A very solid machine with great stitching. I’m very pleased with it. If you get a shot at another one, don’t hesitate (assuming the price is right). It’s well worth it!

    Comment by V — September 28, 2008 @ 3:50 pm


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