Monday, January 14, 2013

What the heck did I do and meet LOLA!

I was working on my Believe block for do.Good Stitches and I was following the tutorial...so I thought...


Looks all colorful,nice and pretty but it is .5 too small *headbang*. I was looking at the tutorial on my ipad( without my glasses) and thought I was using the SAME ruler to get the same results. It is not the same ruler and I SUCK!!!! So back to the bins I go to get more scraps...

The good news is I found a new baby!  Right there at the Goodwill was this UGLY case marked $9.99, I picked it up and it was kinda lightweight so I HAD to look!!!!



This is what was inside!!!!!  Isn't she LOVERLY!!!!! No instructions so I had to figure out how to thread her but I was able to figure it out ( I may not be able to follow a tutorial but I can thread ANY machine).


She sews beautifully!!!!


I think she needs a name...LOLA!!!!!!

17 comments :

Debbie said...

bummmmmer about the block - hate when that happens! Very cool though about the new machine!

Anita said...

How cool! Love the colors on that machine too!

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

I love your Lola! She looks like she is sturdy and will be happy to whrrr for you!!

Tammy said...

What a great find on the machine. And that sucks on the block...I had to rerip evey single square out in my first scrappy trip along block. Oviously I can't even follow a simple instrution myself.
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Katy Cameron said...

Oh crap, at least you have loads of scraps to sort it out though! Enjoy the new toy!

Flying Blind... said...

Lola is so cool!

9patchnurse said...

Awesome thrifty find! She's gorgeous, congratulations.

ga447 said...

Congrats on your new machine, I just received a featherweight this morning.

Poppyprint said...

Wow, what a great score!! Is she Italian? I've never heard of Necchi machines.

Holli said...

What a great find!!!! More than makes up for the oops on the block (which looks lovely in any case!)

Gene Black said...

I think my aunt had a Necchi. It is Italian. Cool find.

Vicki said...

Oh man! I don't have a 6.5" ruler so I had to butt up another ruler next to my 6" wide one to make the cuts for my blocks.

I love your new sewing machine!

Mhairi said...

I have a very old Necchi (supernova) and I was searching online a while ago for something related to it and found a site with all the instruction manuals etc. I can't remember the site but try google and if that fails let me know and I will try to find it again.
You will LOVE your Necchi, they are brilliant machines. Your next block will be amazing!

Elsa said...

$9.99? What a deal for a working sewing machine! Reading a few of the above comments, it sounds like a good one ~ sort of makes up for the cutting problem!

Connie said...

What a great find and price! Isn't it fun to find things like this! Your block looks beautiful and even though it didn't turn out the right size.

Diane said...

What a great find! I have an older (1965 maybe since they were still manufacured in Italy) Necchi that I got a goodwill too that I love. It has such a sweet stitch. I have found that you can find almost any user manual online, most for free.

Maria from Cuddle Bug Kids said...

Wait...wait...so Lola makes how many machines?! Just smiling since I have several too! Miss you in line at school!

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