Thursday, September 30, 2010

Norfolk here we come.

Tonight I am having an early night as tomorrow will be an early start. I am headed deep into Norfolk for tomorrows booking. To make sure I get some sleep I am stopped at the services near Stanstead. I had considered heading on further, but the exit I need is closed and the facilities here are good. I will cope with the early start.

Now I have a plea for assistance. As you may know I use a Singer 99 in my van. It is a hand crank sewing machine so it takes no power and it's fairly small too. I was given mine a few years ago by a friend, who has now decided he wants it back. So I need to replace it. I just tried buying one on Ebay, I had to pay rather more than I should have to get it and it has been damaged in transit. Now I am looking for another. Do any of you (in the UK ideally) know of one that might be interested in a new home? I really do want another Singer 99, it is npot only perfect for what I do but I now have the feet and throat plates for it. Any leads would be appreciated, those near me or this months bookings would be great. Ah the kettle is boiling, tea then bed.

4 comments:

Borderline Quilter said...

Mine is not for sale but I do know why you love it!

Good look with your search!

SLIKstitches.blogspot.com said...

I don't know the singer 99, other than I don't have one! I have an old hand cranked singer that you would be welcome to, but it's full size and heavy, just doing running stitch. It's near Windsor if you want it!

Benta
Benta@SLIKstitches.co.uk

Susan Briscoe said...

I have a 99 in the store, but it needs a little restoration - wooden base joint has come unstuck and it needs a general overhall. Plus I think it is one of the vintage machines I have that came minus it's cover.

But I need to find some good homes for some of the overspill and I've also got a 99 electric model...

Fenland Textile Studio said...

Hope you get to Norfolk safely. I know someone selling a singer. After a phone call I found out that it is not a singer 99. Good luck in your search