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Thread: Added my latest desire to my sewing room

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    Senior Member csharp's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by psychonurse View Post
    Beautiful. where did you find Lily?
    Got her off of ebay....have always looked but most bids are way too high...got lucky on this one...poster listed nothing about the machine and I think that put most people off....I figured I could fix or spruce up one, and since the picture shown on the listing had the light on and the case in it, I put in a bid hoping for the best....I'm very pleased with her. Should add the case was pretty grungy, but cleaned up nicely, and I imagine the musty smell will go after some fabreeze dusters take over the smell. Thanks for your comments.
    Last edited by csharp; 02-20-2013 at 12:24 PM.
    with a passion for quilting and vintage machines..Singers: 99, 4 featherweights, Redeye 66, Lotus 66, Phoenix 27, 15-91, 301A
    Colleen S.

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    Great machine, my mother had one like that and I let her give it to someone, could kick myself now, but have my grandmothers 221-3 and a white treadle, now to find place to put them. Still looking for a FW I can afford.
    Glad you rescused her and will have to keep my eye on E-Bay and CL.
    Happy for you.

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    Power Poster earthwalker's Avatar
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    She cleaned up beautifully....happy stitching.

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    That would be hard to resist ... I have three black ones (getting ready to list one on craigslist - it's back from getting serviced since I wanted to know it was in working condition before selling) but would love to have a white one. The last one I purchased has the scroll work on it (have wanted one since the other two have straight lines). I saw the last one at an estate sale one morning and didn't buy it - it stayed on my mind all day and I went back at the end of the day and offered them $50 less than they were asking and they took it!!! Just made my day!!!

    You did a beautiful job cleaning it all up - enjoy!

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    Super Member TacoMama's Avatar
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    Congrats on getting Lilly! She is beautiful!

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    Super Member purplefiend's Avatar
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    Your white FW is pretty. Lily's case is the best one I've seen.
    I have a Singer 201K treadle named Randy and a tan FW named Freddy. I tend to name them after the people I bought them from.

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    Power Poster Mariposa's Avatar
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    Lily is sure pretty!!
    Be a blessing to others, as you may entertain angels unaware!

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    Senior Member 4dogs's Avatar
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    I have an "Andy"...he is from late 40-early 50...........a 301A, which means he came from Anderson, SC (not many miles from here)..and I do love sewing on it.......all the time....a while back, my $$$$ Bernina died, and there was my little $32.00 machine and good cabinet just sewing right along...I have used it a lot, since I got it. A fW is still on my list too.
    Judy, retired RN, alias 4 dogs and in the mountains of western North Carolina.

    Someday you will be a memory - try to make it a good one .

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    I think I must own her twin.
    Heaven seems a little closer in a house beside the water.

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    Super Member kathymarie's Avatar
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    I've been looking for an affordable Featherweight that sews for years now.....I saw a pale green one once and fell in love with it....of course the original black would be fine.... Congrats ---- achieving or acquiring the desires of our heart is always a blessing---- even for us ---thanks for sharing.

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