Thursday, February 25, 2010


I would like to introduce you to my new (old) friend! Her name is Miss Bessy Pearl. Isn't she beautiful?

Look at that amazing shade of perfect vintage pink. You just have to love a PINK sewing machine!
The poor old girl was found yesterday while digging for treasure with my friend Cammy at my local antique store. She was just sitting there, all alone with her case, waiting for someone like me to come along and take her home. Luckily, her former owner came walking in as we were looking her over, so I could ask her if she worked properly. We plugged her in, and she ran so smooth and so quiet. Everything else looked as though it was in good working order. All she needed was a little pampering and a good cleaning.
I couldn't get her out of my head as Cammy and I continued our hunt. I thought of her for the rest of the afternoon, just waiting there, longing for a home to continue to create beautiful things, to feel the fabric, the lace, the ribbons!
I had to meet my kids at the bus--- I had to do a little research on the computer to see if I could get a manual and after a little bit of thought--- we hopped in the car and ran in the store, just in time before they closed!
In a matter of minutes, Miss Bessy Pearl was all mine!
She looks right at home in my studio (her new home). Welcome home Miss Bessy Pearl!
We will live happily ever after.....

And we are both ready to sew something fun!
So stay tuned!


Hope | Paper Relics said...

ohmygosh! I love her. Cannot wait to meet her in person! xox

Anonymous said...

Oh she is lovely, and pink. I can't wait to see what you two create.

Love Yvonne

June said...

Kelli I adore her. I could not have walked away either. She's a beaut' and I now you will make beautiful things together.
I love those sweet little wintery deer cupcakes too.

Anonymous said...

Miss Bessy Pearl...what a fantastic name! It so suits her and she is one lucky gal to get such a perfect home where she will be loved so much! I'm glad she yours, Honey! GORGEOUS! ENJOY!

Rochelle said...

Miss Bessy is sure a "pearl"! What a great color for a machine....I wouldn't get any sewing done because I'd be too busy staring at her loveliness!

My Casa Bella said...

What a great find, its so beautiful! I've never seened one like it. How sweet. Enjoy every moment with it...:)

cammy said...

She looks all spiffy and shiny now that you have cleaned her up. I'm so glad you went back and bought her. I can't wait to see what you and Miss Bessy Pearl create!!

Kelly said...

She'll have a wonderful new life with you! I love that old shade of pink.

Katsui Jewelry said...

That is the coolest machine I have ever seen...Wow!


Anonymous said...

ahhhhh! Love!