May I introduce you to my new Singer Featherweight?
No romantic story here, it came to me from England purchased from eBay and I find myself very fortunate to have one in such nice condition. This one is from 1952. Found under Grandmothers' bed. Shiny and clean on the outside, and just as pristine on the inside. It's clear to see it was barely used.
I gave it some oil, lubed the gears, and now it's just purring away.
Although I do enjoy using my two Pfaffs, this is a different piece of pie. I understand now why quilters around the world love this little machine and take it with them everywhere they want to sew.
I love it's simplicity, and the fact that it's so easy to maintain. I may love my high-tech gadgets, but there's nothing like good old-fashioned mechanics! You do understand when I tell you that in my enthusiasm I've made a little quilt with it ( soon to be posted ) , rather than properly photograph and post to my blog....hey, I was having too much fun!
Many quilters name their Featherweights. I've never done that before with a machine, with the exception of my Mac and iPod....
So for me, "Grasshopper". What do you think? It's the only thing that came to mind because it is so small and cute...you almost want to knit it a sweater...lol!
till next time,