Yesterday all the Bra-makers ladies piled in a car and headed up to New Hamburg for our work social. What is in New Hamburg you may ask? Only the most amazing antique sewing machine collection you have ever seen!
This little machine was a travel sewing machine! Can you imagine?
But besides the little travel and toy machines he had rooms full of the full sized treadle machines!
This one below was made by a company called Howe- the owner of which (Howe) was so vain that he put his face all over the machines lol.
Carl had such an amazing knowledge of all the machines, how he got them, the companies they were from and their histories. We were all so wrapped up in his stories! Here he is telling Beverly and Rebecca all about one of his machines!
And he had such unique pieces in his collection- this old sewing machine took the fabric from right to left- can you imagine sewing sideways?
For all the left-handed sewers out there- here is a rare left handed machine!
And when I say that he had endless machines I really mean it- this was just one corner of one room!
And just when we thought the tour was coming to an end Joan (Carl’s wife) took over the tour and brought us around her garden. Wow was it breathtaking!
Endless beautiful flowers- we were in heaven!
We never wanted to leave!
It was a day very well spent, and I have to say a HUGE thank you to Carl and Joan for being the most wonderful hosts and for taking us on a private tour of their amazing collection and gardens. We had such a fantastic time!
Hope you’re all having a lovely Sunday!