Monday, September 19, 2011

The River Rat TOGA in Lake City MN - 2011

Hi Mary and Jeni,   Here are some beautiful sewing machines from the TOGA.  I am sure you are interested!
A beautiful Eldridge.
A 185 with a new walnut base from Cindy and a new handcrank.
The 2-1/2" strip exchange
Treadle Annie's applique quilt of a Jones handcrank.
Jones CS Handcrank with yellow rose decals.
John with his aluminium 101 open and showing oil wick system.
A beautiful German Handcrank, maker to be determined later.
My Singer 128, cleaned, oiled and making a good stitch now.
Lots of 'meching' going on here.
Early Saturday morning before the crowd. (Cindy in the Kitchen)
My what a pretty sewing machine you have my dear.
Words fail me.  It was a lot of fun and many many things were learned.   Toga's are too much fun to be legal.


DragonPoodle said...

Thanks for the pics! I just love looking at beautiful vintage sewing machines. Sounds like fun, too. I attended my first TOGA in May in NC.

Karen Martin said...

Hi Nancy,

Those are some beautiful machines. Love your new purchase and the cabinet it came with it. I bought 2 machines at an auction, hoping one of them can be made into a hand crank.

Karen Martn

Mary Drew said...

Hi Nancy - I've twice posted a comment on here but it just doesn't stick! Still love the sewing machine you gave me but must admit - I would probably like a pedal better because I need two hands on the sewing! Love -