I love it!

My sister Michelle told me she had a surprise coming for me in the mail. I love getting surprises. And I love giving surprises. She told me to save a spot on my sewing room shelves. Today in the mail I got the most darling gift. It is a toy sewing machine - VINTAGE! Its from the 40s or 50s. I absolutely love it. It is so me. Michelle said there was an article and pictures about vintage toy sewing machines in an issue of Mary Englebreit's magazine. She looked for one to give me after reading the article. I had to look the article up on line and look at all the darling versions of toy sewing machines just now.

I couldn't wait to put my toy machine in the saved spot on my shelf and take a photo. It is amazing. Michelle sent a sweet and loving card that I will keep and read when I need a pick-me-up. It was almost as nice as the little sewing machine. She reminded me that we had a little toy sewing machine when we were children. I had almost forgotten that! This cute blue machine looks so great on the shelf. It has a little circular wheel on the side you can turn to make the needle go up and down. I can't wait to explore it to see how it works. I will love it forever. It will make me very happy when I look at it everyday. Its so sweet. Thank you Michelle!! I love it.

I put it right next to a kitty doll my mother made for my daughter Whitney (that I am "keeping safe" for her). Its an upside down doll with the kitty under the skirt sleeping and wearing a bonnet. I think they look cute together. Aren't I so lucky!

- nanette
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Jana Nielson said...

That is really a neat toy! I love the color!

Camille said...

Oooh, I am so jealous- it is beautiful! What an awesome sister you must have!

HomeMadeOriginals said...

What a wonderful treasure...the sewing machine, but also your sister for getting it for you. I just flashed on a toy sewing machine my sister and I had growing up in the 50's. Ours was black and looked more like an old Singer.

Purple and Paisley said...

oh, i love it! so vintage...you would think it would have been in black...the blue is so much better!!!!! does your sister need my mailing address?

antique quilter said...

what a wonderful surprise! I love the color.
Perfect place for it, really pops against the white!
I think it needs a little quilt!~

whitneyms said...

OOOOOOOOOOOOO, that machine is adorable. I love the color.
oh, and im surprised i managed to keep that kitty in such good condition.

Kairle Oaks said...

That is one great toy! Does it still work? What a special sister who would send such a thoughtful gift!

Di~ said...

Freda: Did you see the completed Valentine Banner over at QuiltingDaze? Your little machine is so great!

Gayle said...

What a darling little machine! I have about 12-15 toy sewing machines and love every one of them - I'm always looking for more!