Saturday, June 9, 2012

A really nice find

I have been away for awhile but should be able to share some more of my work on the Aunty Green quilt later this next week. I have no idea where the time goes. In any case I did make a really nice find recently at a local antique shop in my city. I purchased my first Singer featherweight sewing machine more than twenty five years ago. Over the years I found another and inherited one from my husbands aunt Bea. She bought it brand new and it was the only sewing machine she used. That one I passed to my daughter because she was a blood relative and because I wanted her to experience the ease of using a sewing machine that has little or no problems over time.

So, when I found another Featherweight I was delighted. I bought it, took it home and cleaned and oiled all the right places and sat down to sew. Works just beautifully. It was born in the forties. As far as I can tell the only part not original to this machine is the foot pedal and that is just a later version.

Recently my daughter opened a shop on Etsy. There she sells beautiful pincushions and up to now I have been offering my album patterns. I have decided  to offer my new find at the shop. If you want to know more and have another look just click on the Etsy sign on the right side of my blog. I hope you like what you see. I know you will love this machine. No plastic parts!

I invite each of you to share a featherweight experience with me and other readers. More later.