... and not just because I live in Washington State. I don't know what's going on, but in a little over a month I've acquired 29 sewing machines. Half of them came from the nice guy in Tacoma that I'd blogged about a couple weeks ago. So here I am today, buying a few odds and ends at the local Jo-Anns and noticed a couple old machines sitting in the corner of the sewing center. I innocently asked the nice lady what she planned on doing with them, telling her I tinkered with sewing machines as a hobby. She said she couldn't sell them as part of her inventory since they were not the brands she sells, and by the way, there are four machines, not two. Oooh, goody, I say to myself. I mean, oh, ok.
So she made a call.... The person on the other end of the line gave her a price to sell them for. She said if I buy them, they would obviously come with no warranty, as they are not being sold as part of their stock. Being the cheapskate I am, I offered 75% of her price (her price was a little more than what I would have paid at the local thrift store). She accepted and I walked out with the four machines pictured below. She said to check back at the end of the month.... Somebody stop me.
Montgomery Ward model UHT J1269
Simplicity model 9240
Kenmore model 385.1764180 (just like the first sewing machine we bought after we were married, but a little worse for wear than ours)
Riccar model 1570
One of these days, I'll get some machines sold. Things are *really* stacking up in the basement.