Several years ago I was so excited when I got my black Featherweight machine. I took it to retreats as a back-up machine. At home I did use it to make one quilt top but otherwise hardly ever used it. Hubby did customize an old student desk we had so the FW fit in it perfectly. This has been my year for clearing out – downsizing as much as possible. Decision made – Featherweight goes. A quilter drove 6 1/2 hours to my home to pick it up – wow! I think she fancied the desk – it was unique and quite handy. It was a little sad to see it go off in her vehicle but honestly, do I miss it? No. Decision well made.
Just a few weeks after saying goodbye to my black beauty, Hubby and I were in Habitat where I spotted an old Singer machine. Of course I had to check it out! What appealed to me was that the needle was close to the head of the machine which meant I could now sew rope baskets and not just bowls. You guessed it – she came home with me. The cost was a mere $27 and I had 30 days to return it.
It sews beautifully – very smooth. Hubby took it apart (oh how he loves doing that), went online for the manual and servicing info. It was extremely clean. Oiled and greased, I was ready to make my first basket. Yeah! It worked!
My new basket is on my cutting table for throw-aways. I’ve only made the one so far. The machine is put away for now so I won’t be tempted as I would really like to finish up a few other works in progress first. It will definitely be a fun day when it comes out again.
Will I travel with her? Oh no, she weighs a ton!