Saturday, 27 September 2014
Meet Nana Violet.....
While we were on holidays, DH had the local newspaper and found a Singer 222k advertised in there.
His words, were would you like to have a look. I rang the lady and made arrangements. We had to travel about an hour from Halls Gap. Unfortunately, when I tried the machine, it would not sew and kept breaking the thread. My thoughts were to think about it over lunch, alas I decided no, as I would have had to pay for a service, parts and have it tagged and tested, which made the price beyond me.
Lo and behold, we had the IPAD with us with limited usage through our mobile phone. The champ that DH is, said to me, here is one with 20 hours to go and a good price, put in a bid.This is the one you should have, and I will buy it for you as a Wedding Anniversary present. I did not think I had a hope in hell. My other machines our 221K the difference is with the 222K I believe is it becomes a free arm. When we came home on Friday, I dropped into Nessie to pick up my quilts and yes I had won with one bid.
We went into Geelong, to pick up the machine late that afternoon. When we came home, DH said to me what are you going to name her? DH suggestion was to name the machine after the lady that owned her. A lass kindly sold the 222k, for a friend whose Nan had to go into care at the age of 94.
I rang the lass up and said I had a strange request, what was the name of the lady that owned the machine. It is Nana Violet. So Nana Violet it is. Sl~an O'faigh