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Thread: Presenting Little Ms. Featherweight

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    Senior Member kathome's Avatar
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    Any of you who read my thread about finding the FW in the attic knows the story.

    The digest form is that it was given to my DH by his mother many years ago (long, long before I knew him) and has moved to many homes and hiding in the attic.

    It was evidently used quite a bit by my DML because there are signs of wear on the throat plate, etc. The case is in pretty bad shape, but the little baby hiding in there for all these years (talking like 30 years) is all cleaned up, oiled and working like a dream.

    When we opened the case and I saw what was in there I swear Ms Featherweight smiled as much as me.

    Sooooooooooooo............. here she is!
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    Oooo! So nice. I am so glad that she is purring nicely for you.

    I have to tell you that the crocheted pineapple table cloth sure brings back memories. My grandmother crocheted constantly in her later years and produced many beautiful doilies and tablecloths. The pineapple pattern was her favorite.

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    Congratulations. What a beauty and what a neat story (on your other thread). We would all love to be so lucky!

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    Oh wow! I've seen oodles of pictures of Featherweights, but I didn't realize how small they are until I saw your spool of thread on top, which gave me a size comparison. How adorable!!! What a fun find! :)

    Now I want one! :mrgreen:

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    Quote Originally Posted by nursie76
    Oooo! So nice. I am so glad that she is purring nicely for you.

    I have to tell you that the crocheted pineapple table cloth sure brings back memories. My grandmother crocheted constantly in her later years and produced many beautiful doilies and tablecloths. The pineapple pattern was her favorite.
    Thanks for the comment about the tablecloth. I've been a "threadie" (meaning a thread crocheter) for 40+ years. Just made a very intricate one for my DS and DDIL. (took over 2 years) At this point there's nothing left to crochet and so........ QUILTING now.

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    i just got mine last week and i smile everytime i walk thru the room.. it is still on my dining room table.. i am unable to move her !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by colleen53
    i just got mine last week and i smile everytime i walk thru the room.. it is still on my dining room table.. i am unable to move her !!!
    Yup - gotcha. DH asked me "why is it still on the dining room table? When are you ever going to use it and what for?"

    (sigh) some men just plain don't understand.

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    She sure is pretty and how neat that you know the story behind her :thumbup: I bet your DML will be surprised it is being used again :lol: And is a treasure

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    Kathome - That is gorgeous!!!! You do beautiful work! I can crochet, but never did have the patience it took to make items with knit crosheen and the other threads. I stuck to yarn and have made many afghans.

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    Its adorable!!!!!

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