I am so excited to share with you my Lelia Necchi, a sweetie from Italy! We are still in the cleaning and oiling stage of our relationship, having transferred her from a machine cabinet not made to hold a Necchi, to the cherry wood cabinet I bought awhile back and just knew someday I would find a nice Necchi needing a new home. Lelia, made sometime in the 1960’s, sews a straight stitch and zig zag. I am waiting to receive the manual I ordered for this model to learn what else she can do. I do know the hole you see mid-top (no, it is not a skype camera) is where a special dial is inserted for making a buttonholes. Being able to make buttonholes without an attachment and templates was a welcomed improvement in the design of machines.
The lady, where Lelia came from, was also looking for someone to help her whittle down her stash. Well, I was more than willing and did indeed relieve her of several yards – she has more room now and I got super fabric at an incredible savings! A win-win for both of us and hopefully the beginning of a new friendship.
Here are some photos of all the fabric except for 13 yards I bought for redoing my valence in my living room (couldn’t believe how good it goes with the new drapes!). Photos of that fabric when I get the living room new look done!