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An unexpected present

Scott came over for lunch today & when he walked in he said he had a present for me but he had left it in the garage  because it was kinda dirty & he wasn't sure I would want it.
"Are you kidding?"  I love it it....dirt and all..........he knows me so well!  Popster, on the other hand, just shook his head & walked away!
It so cool & I can just visualize it,  with a "make-over" of course,  hanging in my sewing room
Someone obviously made this...if you notice those are old measuring  cups at the top...they swivel out & have buttons & pins in them.
It closes up & has a handle on the top to make it completely portable.
The backing & pockets are some kind of heavy material that was put on with upholstery tacks.  Scott said he could make a back for it out of veneer....we'll see.
 Just what I need with only approx 2 weeks before I go back to work!  I still have a zillion & one projects that were planned!
 Stayed tuned for the big reveal....just don't hold your breath.  It may be a while!
Do you think it still works?
Imagine ....sewing machine oil for 30 cents!
Tracing wheel - deluxe model no less- 70 cents!


  1. Excellent find. What great stuff you have there. I think the tracing wheel might need a quick squirt of WD-40 but other than that it should work like a treat. And you won't have to push hard cos the rust should mark things perfectly.

    I wonder what the miracle chemical actually is?

    1. I'm sure it's something that was banned years ago...I'd better not open it!

  2. I'm drooling over those vintage rulers! I bet someone somewhere will pay for that old Singer oil. The can looks to be in good shape. :) What a find!


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