In the mean time, the only other stitching I've done is to make a Pumpkin Pincushion that I posted about on Sunday. But in sewing-related news, I have a new sewing machine. Make that a new, OLD sewing machine. An early 20th century Montgomery Ward treadle machine.
We haven't been able to locate a serial or model number, but the machine was patented in 1886 and the cabinet mechanism in 1903. I have a 1947 Singer machine and by that time machines had switched to electricity. My amazing powers of deduction tell me that the treadle machine likely dates between 1903 and 1940. All parts seem to be in working order, but the belt is missing. A friend (a librarian, naturally) knew of a site to buy vintage parts, so we may get it functional, but it's really just for decoration. My friend, Julie, described it as one of those things that just make you squeal when you see it. *squeal*