Happy Birthday to Me!

husqvarna-sewing-machineMeet the newest member of the .retool. sewing fleet – a vintage Viking Husqvarna Automatic 21 E home sewing machine.  It belonged to Will’s mother, Lois, who was an avid sewer.  She got it around 1964.

It came complete with a carrying case, an assortment of feet, bobbins, two cams for creating various decorative stitches, the manual, a booklet of sewing projects, and a few other accessories.

The booklet of sewing projects is especially fun and features a wide array of gift ideas, including eyeglass cases, baby clothes, a dog sweater, aprons for men and women, and my personal favorite, a loincloth!

Thanks Lois (and Will)!