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Thread: Win!!! Featherweight found at Antique Mall

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    Senior Member tulip43's Avatar
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    Congrats on your find, would likr to have an open arm FW someday

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    I have to ask - what did your little beauty cost? I'm so happy for you! Bet you were smiling the rest of the way to Calgary.....

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    That's really a terrific story.... So many little points lined up perfect.... It was meant to be!
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    Congratulations!!!! I have a 222 that I absolutely adore! Did you get a good bargain on the price too!! Be sure to post pics when you can.
    Karen in Kentucky

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    Looking forward to seeing the pictures of your new baby. Congrats on the find!

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    Yes please show us a picture of your new machine!
    A time to tear, And a time to sew;
    A time to keep silence, And a time to speak;

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    Happy for you that it had a nice machine and not an old saw in the case. Waiting to see your new baby.
    Confirmed fabric-holic seeking 12 step treatment program or a storage building.

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    So,.. she's ready for her close up. The before version at least.

    Sorry to be so long gone, 3 pages of replies! Wow! Thanks for all the well wishes for her! We got home early this morning and needed some sleep, then we had someone coming for a sewing cabinet early in the afternoon, and well, here we are, late afternoon already!

    She currently has no name. We've been using Archie comics as a theme, but I can definitely make an exception. I'm guessing I'll have to sew with her before she'll whisper it to me.

    She's a little ways away from sewing. When I found her, someone had been into the bobbin area, and the dreaded "finger" was misplaced. There's also more movement in the hook area than there should be, so I think something's been put back together improperly. Lastly, the bobbin case looks to be reassembled incorrectly, so the bobbin doesn't fit into it. All things at this point, that I feel like I can fix. She has a little rust in weird places, on the chrome, a few of the screws, the bobbincase and the bobbin winder. All replaceable pieces. I will look at her right after this post and right immediately what I can, and order what I can't. Her body however, is virtually perfect. Goddess-like one could say. Any marks you see are either fingerprints from the liberal and incorrect oiling she had before we met, or just plain dirty. She will sparkle. I know it.

    Since some people asked, her adoption fee? Including sales tax: $310. I was literally shaking when we paid for her. I felt a little like I'd just gotten away with robbing a bank! I was so giddy, but still a little shocked that I'd spent that on a machine, but I have a 222! I spent the rest of the way to Calgary composing the first post in this thread. We arrived at my aunt's house within minutes of me hitting post. I do admit it though... I may have done the "toddler dance" at least once, after we'd left the store and they couldn't call us back and say we'd made a mistake.

    Joe, it was really similar. I was turning around, looking for something in the corner of my eye, like I was missing something important. Perhaps she hadn't raised her voice yet before I spotted her, only the softest whispers.

    So, without further adieu.... I give you the lady currently unnamed:

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    Tammi - I've found that many baby steps tend to get you further than a huge leap in followed by a huge leap out - http://www.archaicarcane.com
    Singer 411G, 301A, 2x 221 (featherweight), 222k - the holy grail, 99-, 15-90 Centennial, 27, VS2, 28 hc, 128 knee bar, 201-2, 31-15, Pfaff 130-6. Non-Vintage - Pfaff 6122, Kenmore (Janome) 385.81595 serger, Kenmore (Janome) 385.81155, 2013 APQS Lucey

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    You have a real talent for writing Tammi.... I felt all the tension as if I was right there with you...lol.
    She's absolutely gorgeous and many "high fives" to you!
    Lara B.
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    Love your 222 , Tammi. Wish I could find one. My brother just got a white 221, but I haven't seen it yet. Although I had to get him a bobbin case for it. I guess someone took it out. Your letter got me so excited for you. ENJOY.
    <<<Eva>>>

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