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Thread: My find!

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    My find!

    While I was on the Shop Oklahoma Shop Hop, I found a treasure I have been looking for! I bought a 1947 Featherweight! See, I am an old broad, and that is the year I was born. I am thrilled!
    Mazda

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    Wish I had been with you. You got a NICE Birth year present.... Happy sewing. Hugs

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    Congrats on your great find!

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    Great find, pics and her name???
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    Congratulations! and you're not that old ...... Think young ..... younger ..... and more young!
    Make it a scrappy happy day!

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    Hey, we 1947er's are not old broads. We are expert quilters even if I have only been doing this for 2 1/2 years. You will love her, I bought a 1951 right after I retired. She is a dream!!! Enjoy her!!! By the way, we can fix almost anything on this one. Only needed the husband to put a new plug on mine and she has been purring right along ever since.
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    Well, I am thinking of Maggie. My mother's name was Margaret, so I just might call her Maggie in her honor. My came with everything working. They gave me a choice of a new foot pedal or the original one. I took the original one.
    Mazda

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    Lucky you! Maggie sounds like a wonderful name for her. And the memories of your Mom will help to put a little extra love into everything you sew.
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    Congratulations!

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    Maggie, I always loved that name.
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    Congratulations!!! 1947 was a very good year!!!

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    Congratulations! I think Maggie is a great name for your Featherweight. I have a 1952 model that my daughter gave me as a backup machine. I love that Featherweight! I find that I do all of my piecing on it now. I know you will enjoy your Featherweight and you will think of your mother each time you use Maggie. Again, congratulations!

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    Hey, I'm a 1947 too. That was a good year!

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    Congratulations on your purchase.

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    I am older 1945 and already had my birthday, last Sunday. Some days I feel old, some days I don't.
    Enjoy your 1947 machine.
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    How lucky you are to be born in 1947! So was I? I recently retired and treated myself to a FW from 1947. She sews wonderfully. I have had her long enough to piece a quilt top and look forward to lots of time and opportunity to enjoy her.

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    Us 1947'er are just getting better! I love my FW......great find!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mazda View Post
    While I was on the Shop Oklahoma Shop Hop, I found a treasure I have been looking for! I bought a 1947 Featherweight! See, I am an old broad, and that is the year I was born. I am thrilled!
    1947 was a good year for us wasn't it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltngolfer View Post
    Hey, I'm a 1947 too. That was a good year!
    I'm a 1947 model too. Worst thing about it, is that I'd like to claim to be old, but my current MIL is 96 this year, my ex-MIL will be 99 in August. My oldest cousin will be 96 in December. And the two 96ers are still living on their own. Makes me feel like a kid when I realize I'm 30 years younger than they are.
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    I am as old as I feel today it is 35. 1948 was a better year. I have a featherweight which I enjoy using for paper piecing it is fantastic.
    Finished is better than a UFO

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    Congratulations you will love her!!
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    I'm very happy for you! Someone who will appreciate her (featherweight) ended up with her.

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    If you are an Old Broad, then
    I am Ancient.
    I am 66 and 4 months from 67.
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    congrats. they are awesome little machines

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mazda View Post
    While I was on the Shop Oklahoma Shop Hop, I found a treasure I have been looking for! I bought a 1947 Featherweight! See, I am an old broad, and that is the year I was born. I am thrilled!
    Wish I was that young, I'm an earlier vintage.

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