Judy L's UFO Challenge

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Elna Grasshopper

got a new toy.  I first saw this machine on Bonnie Hunter's blog.  She loves her vintage machines!  This machine was made in Switzerland.  Did you know I spent a college semester there?  I felt a connection to this cute little machine.

I have been watching these on eBay.  This one popped up and had its little accessory box.  There are no extra feet but I can worry about that later.  Right now I need to learn to set it up and use it.

This machines case folds out into a table.  There is a part that needs to fold somehow so it lies flat.  Once I get that I will need to thread it and give her a test drive.  Except for the frayed electrical cord she's in great shape.

Here are some pics.




More later!

3 comments:

QuiltSwissy said...

How exciting, two new machines in one month! LOL. Count down 3 days!

I wish I had my mother's first machine after she got married in the 1950.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

have fun with your new toy!! I do not collect machines like some of you do - I have a hard enough time remembering how to work the two that I have that work and the featherweight when it does work! I really need to get that one fixed.

Bonnie said...

Wow! How old is that Elna? I've never heard of a grasshopper before. (I admit I don't read Bonnie H's blog all the time.) I have 30 year old Elna as my travel machine. It weighs about 18 pounds if I remember from when I put her on the scale. Now to remember where to oil her! I've lost the directions. Sigh.