Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Thank you, Rain!!

No, I’m not talking about the liquid stuff that falls from the sky periodically.  I’m referring to Nicholas Rain Noe at The Vintage Singer Sewing Machine Blog.  He made me feel like a superstar (which I am not, just in case you were wondering – Ha! Ha!) Not only does he follow my blog, but he also interviewed me and then apparently found it interesting enough for him to post the interview on his amazing blog today! 

Part of my shock stems from the fact that, unlike me, Rain actually knows what he is doing when he fixes up vintage Singer sewing machines.  I can’t even begin to tell you how much I’ve learned from him between his blog and his contributions to the Yahoo! groups on sewing machines.  In some ways it’s like Kobe Bryant interviewing an basketball fan!

So, I recommend you do one of the following:

  1. If you want to learn how to work on a vintage Singer from someone with experience and knowledge, then you need to check out and follow his blog.  He also has a great tutorial on how to identify the model of a vintage Singer from less than ideal (i.e. crappy) Craigslist photos.
  2. If you want to find more about me, a complete amateur with no experience and likely has a screw loose, then you should check out what he posted today on his blog http://vssmb.blogspot.com/2011/08/restoring-201-2-interview-with-elle.html.
  3. If you don’t care about vintage sewing machines – What’s wrong with you!  Check out Rain’s blog so you can get hooked!


  1. I read both blogs daily. You two are great.

  2. Love the car you restored shown on Rain's blog. Years ago I restored a '67 Pontiac Custom Tempest, even found original maple leaf design cloth seats. Two weeks after I finished the car, some ditz ran a stop sign and totalled both cars. I was beyond tears I was so mad. Your car is beautiful.

  3. Thanks for your kind words!
    Cari, I can relate. Just 1 week after buying my Chevelle some idiot rear ended me and I was soooooo mad :/ Fortunately it was before the restoration and the repairs weren't major, so I can only imagine how upset you were loosing your car AFTER restoration.