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Thread: Sacrificed the Featherweight!

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    Well, I didn't get my Mom's Featherweight. She was going to give it to me, but when I was telling my big sister about it, she asked me, "The little black one?" Yes. Then she said, "Oh! I learned to sew on that machine! I loved sewing so much!" It was obvious she wanted it and had memories of it and Mama. I have to say that my mom had just given a Tiffany lamp that I had wanted for 35 years (and been told all those years was mine) to my little sister who knew it had been promised to me earlier and took it anyway. My big sister wanted the Featherweight but wouldn't say so. I told her I didn't want her to feel what I was feeling and if she wanted it to say so. She finally admitted she would love to have it. I gave it to her joyfully. She had always wanted and loved it, I only found out about it (realized my mom's machine was a Featherweight) a couple of years ago. I can always buy a new one, she can't replace the memories. The search begins! And I am looking for one with the pretty scrolled face, not the straight lines like Mama's.

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    Bless you for that!

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    Your a Good Sister...I'm giving you a pat on your back...
    Think of the fun you'll have on the hunt to find your perfect featherweight to call all your own...

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    I tell my kids all the time that "things are just things and memories are forever." If something disappears, gets stolen or broken or isn't bought, it doesn't matter. It's our memories that we will have forever.

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    Very sweet. You're a great sister.

    Good luck on your FW hunt. Another option is buy a FW with the straight lines and look for a scroll face to replace it. I know other people have done this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caspharm
    Very sweet. You're a great sister.

    Good luck on your FW hunt. Another option is buy a FW with the straight lines and look for a scroll face to replace it. I know other people have done this.
    The straight lines are post war designs and the scroll are prewar. You will find some immediately after the war with the scroll, due to the fact that they were already made.

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    Bless you.

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    good things will come your way bless u

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    Quote Originally Posted by caspharm
    Very sweet. You're a great sister.

    Good luck on your FW hunt. Another option is buy a FW with the straight lines and look for a scroll face to replace it. I know other people have done this.
    What a great idea! I don't feel like a great sister since I just about hate my little sister right now. Someone asked me if I could find another lamp. The answer is no. It was my Great Uncle's who got it from the Waldorf Astoria when it was being refurbished in the 30's or so. When it showed up at our house after his death, it was all stove in with missing glass and the chainpulls were broken. If it was still in that condition, I would still want it where my little sister wouldn't. It was just love at first sight for me. It seems silly to others, but it is all I really wanted out of all my mom's antiques. My sister says she is leaving it to my daughter, but my daughter will never see it as more than just a lamp her crazy aunt left her. It won't be special to her like if it was mine, still. Oh well. I love my big sister. She is such a wonderful lady and truly cares for others more than herself. I want to be like her when I grow up!

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    You are a fantastic sister!! You did the right thing. You will find a FW in your travels :-P

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