… I was feeling a little nostalgic tonight (out of nowhere! I don’t know why!) … So I decided to take my 1975 ElnaGirl out of her case and let her come play with me for my next few projects.
It’s so funny to have my Ellisimo Gold behemoth parked in my sewing “stash room” and letting ElnaGirl take her place.
Look how cute she still is….
Look at this dainty little footie….
If you can’t tell, I’m holding down that white piece of fabric. The foot is less than a dime’s distance from the front edge of the machine. And oh… that foot is just soooo nice!
Gosh. It’s just a shame that *nobody* produces a machine as nice as these are… errrr…. were. Solid. Dependable. Smooooooooth to stitch on. I can’t tell you how much I still enjoy just *looking* at this machine after owning her for almost 40 years.
New machines just don’t command the level of love and respect that these garnered.
By having the bobbin in the back, just *look* at that beefy little feed dog right smack dab in front of the needle. You wanna talk about fabric feeding evenly to the needle? omg… nothing beats the way this machine takes fabric to the needle.
Those stickers have been “under the hood” since I took my first machine classes at Round Bobbin Sewing Center in Roseville, MN in 1975.
It’s so endearing to have her back out.
So the next Microwave Potholders and Bionic Gear Bags are going to be made on her… it’s going to be fun.
….. Like having a sweet old friend come back.