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!


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.