Tuesday, August 7, 2012

A big package for me...


I came home from work today to find 2 packages waiting for me!


The smaller package contained sewing machine attachments.......hmmmm


Look a box inside a box and lots of packing materials.....


And now the "prize inside".....


A 1951 Singer Featherweight portable sewing machine.
With the original manual and lots of attachments.
It's beautiful, hard to believe it's 61 years old.


It works like it is brand new!  
When I sat down to thread it, it was like stepping back into time with my
mother's Singer sewing machine.  She didn't have this model, 
but the mechanisms are all the same.

These vintage machines are used by quilters across the country.
They are relatively light, come with a carrying case so are great for taking to classes, etc.
I purchased this one at this Etsy shop.  
Bev, the seller, was delightful to work with, I had so many questions.

Now I just need a class or retreat to go to.....
wait I have one scheduled in September - big smile!!!

I had read many blog posts about these nifty machines but
after seeing one in action while on vacation
I started my search and found a gem!
I knew that Christmas money I had been saving 
for so many years would come in handy one day :)

Carolyn



6 comments:

Heidi said...

That is so awesome! Good for you! I can't wait to see what you create with it!

Angelina Kendra said...

My quilty friends say those are the absolute best for piecework. Have fun!

Gina said...

How Fun! Thanks for sharing!
Gina

Sara said...

She is a surely a beauty!

Have fun at your class in September!

Myra said...

Wow! What a beautiful machine! Good for you for getting it. : )

LynCC said...

I'm so jealous. :D Some day I'll be able to get on for myself. Congrats on your new baby!