Friday, July 17, 2009

A vintage treasure

I walked out to the letterbox the other day to check the mail.....

When I opened it I discovered a little box.
I wasn't expecting any parcels.

I've been trying to stick to my new budget, so I was racking my brain, trying to figure out whether I'd been online shopping and just forgotten!

But then I turned the little box over, and discovered to my great suprise and joy, that it was a secret gift from Silly Gilly

It's a buttonhole foot for my Singer 201K that I discovered on the side of the road.

I'll have to try to give it a road test on the weekend.

Thanks Silly Gilly!

16 comments:

flossy-p said...

Gosh, that's so sweet of Gilly. Good luck, hope it works!!! :)

Michelle said...

How fantastic! And generous!

Christina Lowry said...

I know that feeling. I felt like that when I got the giveaway I had forgotten about. Hubby saw the satchel and sid "What's in there" and I was racking my brain, with guilt, incase it was something I had brought!
Isn't Silly Gilly thoughful. Hope you have fun with it! :)

GB said...

That is a VERY cool gift! Wow! I must have a look through your pics to see if you've got a photo posted of the Singer. We had one growing up and I remember it sitting there unused.... so dad sold it at a garage sale. Bummer. It would look so cool in my house today.

EmilyKate said...

Hello there, found your blog thru meetmeatmikes. What a lovely present! You are gonna make fantastic buttonholes with that. I am kinda obsessed with buttonhole attachments...I made a short film on mine actually :o)
I'm way jealous you scored a vintage machine on the side of the road!

Cravings Frocks said...

My mum collects all that old Singer stuff. She's got some working buttonholers, but her best find has been a gathering foot which makes beautiful ruffles!

dorothybills said...

Fantastic gift!

Becky said...

A great gift!
I have a Singer 99K with the original manual and accessory box.
I love it, and got it from my Grandmother, not the side of the road LOL :)

Gina said...

Hurrah for lovely crafty bloggy generosity.

clare's craftroom said...

Wow that is wonderful , good on both of you !

craftygirlwithruffle said...

How lovely! I have "I don't remember ordering that" moments too.

Jennifer Rose said...

what a really nice gift :D
i still can't believe someone was just throwing out that machine

Buttons by Lou Lou said...

wow - it is amazing what people have/find and the box too!

Liesl (Hoppo Bumpo) said...

Oh there's nothing quite like a presser foot gift, to make your heart skip a beat. That will be a fabulous attachment. Silly Gilly is a good sort!

Kylie B said...

Oh wow lucky girl!

candice.deville said...

Gotta love the power of the Blogosphere! That is a great surprise. :)