Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Miss White

I would like to introduce you to a new member of our farming family. 

Miss White has been with my family as long as I can remember, I can't think of a time when she wasn't there.  I really hoped she might want to come to Missouri with us, but I was afraid my parents wouldn't want to let her go.  Well, after much discussion and planning we asked Miss White if she would like to come help us on the farm.........she said yes!!  She will be of most help to Ileigh and I but the boys are fascinated by her as well, everyone just wants to be close to her!  While she is older, she hasn't worked in a long while having been on a sabbatical, but now she is ready and willing to help us out!!
The great thing is she will even have her own room in the farmhouse.
Miss Whites new room.
She and I have already collaborated on two projects and we are ready to start a third, she is a pleasure to work with, quiet, calm, and effcient.  I feel truly blessed to have her with us on this new adventure. I was worried about how I would accomplish some of my tasks but now I know I can do many things with her helping me. 
Would you like to meet her?

Here she is, a White Family Rotary treadle machine, built January 16,1908, in Cleveland, Ohio.  My Mother got her from my Grandma Frankie decades ago, she used her for decoration, didn't really think she would work.  Mom said I could have her, I am so thankful, we cleaned her up and oiled her and she worked!!!!  Sewed like a dream, no tension problems or thread breaking, it's really unbelievable!  It's wholly different working on a non-electric machine.  A bit difficult at times but for the most part it's been great!  We've sewed one dress for Elsah and one for me so far, working on another right now.  Thanks again Mom and Dad!


  1. You scared me. Thought you were really taking an older person instead of me!

  2. That is so neat that it worked!! I have my grandmother's old singer cabinet sewing machine. They are special.

  3. I wish I could remember where my Mother got the machine. She loved antiques and people were always giving her some old piece of "junk" -- I do know it has been in our house for about 35 years. Love, Mom

  4. Well your leg muscles will be in good shape. Congradulations on this adventure. Hugs

  5. Hi, I have been reading your blog for sometime and just became a follower. I am so glad that you are posting more often and I can not wait to hear about all of your adventures. I have a few questions….Do you mind? You may have answered them in previous post but I can not find the answer. Are you going to be able to continue posting even though there is no electricity? How are you going to be able to keep up on current events? I know that I am just a random person in this crazy blog world but, thank you for your site…I sure do enjoy reading it.

  6. Mine is Ms. Singer...and she sews just as beautiful. I don't sew with an electrical because I found Ms. Singer to be just perfect for me.

    Mrs. M.