FAR TOO MANY PICTURES AHEAD!]
My heart stopped beating for seconds before last Christmas!
I got the greatest phonecall ever from my cousin Heiða. Heiða is moving with her family abroad (no, that's not why the phonecall was so great! LOL) and she and her mom, Steinunn (my niece) were so nice to think of me when it came to finding a new home for my great-grandmother's old Singer sewing machine. And here it is, arrived yesterday!
My great-grandmother's name was Steinunn Þórðardóttir, born Feb.17th 1886 (died 1974). My niece Steinunn was named after her. According to Singer's homepage this machine was made in 1937.
I remember this machine since when I was a kid visiting my grandparents, Þórhildur and Baldur. I was sitting on their bedroom floor where the machine was placed, pushing the foot petal back and forth. I also have a memory of their cat given birth to her kittens under the Singer machine. My grand-parents had placed a box for her under it.
The machine is so incredibly beautiful and I've dreamt of having one for years... I just didn't imagine it would be my great-grandmother's... which makes it even more beautiful.
A beautiful table comes with the Singer and the drawers are full of old sewing notions. You can also find a box for the accessories and a little instructions booklet... look! I even found instructions on how to quilt :)
Now I must clean it and oil it and decide whether to have the table remaked or just keep it as it is, with all it's charm. Maybe my great-grandmother will send me a sign? :) - At least I'm sure she's watching me!
I'm sorry how many pictures are with this post, I just find the machine so beautiful and I couldn't stop picturing it.
And, in the end, few pictures of the grey Icelandic weather, telling me to stay inside, adore my Singer and play with Dagur Freyr ;)