10/23/2010

My new Singer Featherweight 221

I arrived home one day last week to find this case on the floor.
My boyfriend said "It's for you from John".
He heard that my machine went in for repair,
and I was shopping for an inexpensive machine
to use for my mixed media/journal projects.

I understand his wife passed away in 2003.
I can picture her smiling now, as the machine
has obviously been stored somewhere "musty".
I couldn't believe my eyes when I opened the case.
It's darling!
I will cherish this vintage beauty.

I set it up today for the first time.
The instructions in the booklet were easy to follow.
It sews like a charm.
The bulb quickly got very hot (which makes me
wonder if the right type is in it).

I decided to google this machine to learn more about it.
One thing is for sure,
they don't make sewing machines like they used to.
This is one well-built machine.
I'm thanking my lucky stars~!
Thank you John!
You are a sweetheart.

5 comments:

upstateLisa said...

lucky you! they are to be treasured! I have one too.

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Wow! What a jewel! (both the machine and the boyfriend!!)

Gayle said...

You will LOVE your new featherweight! They are highly coveted by quilters and are workhorses. Congratulations!

Diane said...

So nice to see that a loved sewing machine is being used again to create wonderful art!

GailinVirginia said...

OMGosh, I have longed for one of those little beauties; I am very happy a sweet lady like you received one...I wish you much happiness as you stitch along...hugs, Gail