The ramblings from a small quilt shop on the South Islands West Coast of New Zealand

Sunday, June 27, 2010

A new arrival in the family

A couple of weeks ago my fingers led my mind to 'Trade Me', an online auction site similar to E-Bay.  Naturally I looked in on the quilting and crafts site and accidently hit the sewing machine prompt.  As if by magic a little tiny black machine was calling to me, 'pick me, pick me'.  How could I not?  So I placed a bid and logged off, later that day I got an e-mail to say I had been outbid - well being rather competitive I wasn't going to stand for this and promptly put in an auto bid.

Yahoo I won, this little NEW OLD MACHINE machine was mine, now I just had to wait a few days for it to arrive at it's new home.

Today , the adoption is complete, I am now the proud owner of a Singer Featherweight, built in Clyde, Scotland in 1952.  Oooo, I just love these machines, they seem to chortle when sewing.  I think I'm hooked, and am already looking for a future adoption - anyone out there under the same influence?

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6 comments:

  1. I am hooked big time. I have 6 blacks, 2 whites, a recently acquired 222K and a 301. I piece on the 221s and quilt on the 301.

    Are you aware of the yahoo group specifically for featherweight owners?

    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/featherweight/

    Carol

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  2. oh well done you, lucky lucky gal I say!! Have lotsa fun with your new toy..

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  3. What a lovely machine built with metal parts from the days when machines were built to last. Wonderful! Congratulations.

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  4. My godmother gave me hers thinking it was merely good for decoration,she thought it no longer worked..I haven't told her any different...teehee!

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  5. I read your title and thought I was about to see a grandchild or a puppy - but this could be even cuter! lol Have lots of fun with your new 'baby'.

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  6. Oh my, my mother wants one of these so badly! I went on trademe and just about flipped at the cost!

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Thankyou so much for popping by and leaving a comment. I enjoy reading your thoughts and ideas and will get back to you if needed, hugs - Miche'le

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