Today we got together with my parents for Easter, and my mom had more things from my grandparents' estate. Mostly she just picked out stuff that was nice for me, my brother, and my sister to divide up. But this was especially for me.
My grandma's Singer buttonholer.
The machine she was using most recently was a Kenmore, but the machine before that was a Singer. Apparently this was the buttonholer for that machine. I found a video on YouTube that featured, I think, this buttonholer hooked up to a Singer 27, but I can't find it now. I'm sure the good people on the Treadle On mailing list will be able to help me figure out how to use it.
I'm pretty excited. After the kids go to bed I'll try to figure it out.
Next weekend my grandparents' house will be opened up one last time to let their kids and grandkids take what's left. I'm going to go and take any of Grandma's sewing stuff that's still there. I'm sad to do it, but I'd rather go and have it end up with me instead of just ending up on the curb.