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Thread: My new Featherweight

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    Dear Friends:

    I was given a Featherweight for Christmas this last year. I had been shopping with my daughters for our "annual Christmas Shopping Fun Day" and found it at a thrift store we went into. I drooled and fumed...I couldn't justify spending my Christmas money on myself...so I walked away. On Christmas day, it was the final gift of the day presented (all ten of the children made a big production of the presentation :D ......and yes, I said ten...yes I have ten children...all mine...all from one marriage...no twins :P (those are the most common questions I get..and their answers 8-) 8-) ))

    ok...but back to the topic here!!!!! I was messing around last night (she sews like a dream) and noticed a small metal decal on the machine that said "1851-1951 100 yrs of sewing" Does this mean that my Featherweight was produced as a 100 yr celebration piece???? :!: :!:

    I mean, I was just wondering....ya'll here have made me so aware of looking closely at what I have, now I can't wait to dig out all the other Singers I have collected and really look at them closely.

    Anyway, any information would be appreciated ;) ;)

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    Sounds like you've got the Centennial model!

    http://singer-featherweight.class221...ory/1950-1959/

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    What a great present from your kids! :o) And yep, sounds like a centennial model to me!

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    You've got a Centennial model,that's what you have!!! Congrats

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    Where's the photo's...we love photo's of our classic's

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    What a great gift! Mom of TEN, what an accomplishment!

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    Congrats on the machine! I have 6 kids...all one husband and no twins so I get those questions too. You know the question that aggravates me the most? "You know how that happens don't you?" I have heard that one a zillion times! I now just smile and answer "Yes, that's why we have them!"

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    I Have a FW that was born the same year I was.:) OH, and my mom used to get the same questions for us 11 kids. I am a twin though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ginnie6
    Congrats on the machine! I have 6 kids...all one husband and no twins so I get those questions too. You know the question that aggravates me the most? "You know how that happens don't you?" I have heard that one a zillion times! I now just smile and answer "Yes, that's why we have them!"
    Yep...me too...heard that question allllllllll the time :x :x :x

    So, I finally decided to come up with an answer that was just as nosey......

    Using my sly-est expression ( 8-) ) I would say..
    "Uh huh, we do.....any we're having a marvelous time 8-) 8-) :wink: :wink: "

    Shut them up everytime....most folks turned red :oops: :oops:

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    Quote Originally Posted by hobbykat1955
    Where's the photo's...we love photo's of our classic's
    oh oh....the pain of confession.....I am so computer dysfunctional, that I no idea of how to take a pic with my cell phone (or where the digital camera is cause my kids keep running off with it :? ) and transfer it to my computer...... :oops: :oops:

    I am sorry....if one of my smarter kids can help one day soon, I will post a pic.....please forgive :oops: :oops:

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaykwilts
    now I can't wait to dig out all the other Singers I have collected and really look at them closely.
    Oh do tell us about the others! We LOVE pictures too.

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    Lucky you, what a nice gift!

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    Congrats on your new "baby"! Did you name her yet? :)

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    now thats the best gift in the world...

    you got something that you wanted and it will definitely be used forever!

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    Yea, goody for you and 10 children. How you are so blessed. I am the last of 8 and none of us were twins. I had a wonderful childhood and wonderful memories. Hope you enjoy your featherweight. I have one of those cuties but mine is not the same as your model. Post pictures of you can. Happy quilting. :thumbup:

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    People say such stupid things. When I had my third son people were forever saying "When are you going to have your girl?"
    Nit-wits!!!!
    I love your story and am so happy you got a Featherweight!!!!!
    You are going to have a wonderful time!!! :D:D:D

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    Congrats on your new baby.....the black metal one! (and congrats on your big family and raising your 10 children, I think it is wonderful! And it sounds like they all get along and love their mother....what a blessing!

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    Yes! I have a Cennty Too. 8-)

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    Congrats! I have a Centennial, too. Love them all.

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    Oh boy!! What a great surprise that must have been (the FW...not the babies :D) Get one of those kids to help you post a picture of it :-D

    I come from a family of 5 kids and had 4 myself. Then when they were grown I didn't feel as if I was done being a mom so I adopted a couple more :shock: and to keep those 2 company I also foster 3 more. I love having a large family!!!

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    Lucky you, I want one so bad!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    People say such stupid things. When I had my third son people were forever saying "When are you going to have your girl?"Nit-wits!!!!
    Golly, do the idiots think we get to CHOOSE? Though I guess you can select the sex now if you want to mess with God's plan....

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    Quote Originally Posted by okiepastor
    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    People say such stupid things. When I had my third son people were forever saying "When are you going to have your girl?"Nit-wits!!!!
    Golly, do the idiots think we get to CHOOSE? Though I guess you can select the sex now if you want to mess with God's plan....
    Yes, my friend, I totally agree!!
    I have 3 healthy sons and am forever grateful!! :thumbup:
    However, my Mom didn't get her wish " I hope you have a daughter just like you when you grow up") ( when I was being bratty hahaha)

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    Big congratulations!!!! I was expecting to see a photo. I love seeing vintage machine.

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    Congratulations on your new addition. What wonderful children you have. They really tuned into what Mom wanted! If you have blue on the medallion it is likely a Centennial. The other
    Centennial that I know of was from Texas State Fair. That would have a band of Red on the medallion and it does say State Fair of Texas.

    I found a wonderful book with so much information. Its written by Nancy Johnson-Srebro "Featherweight 221 The Perfect Portable and Its Stitches Across History."

    I couldn't stop with one and now have five in my sewing room. They travel well and are used alot! Probably more than my Bernina!! They are sooo sweet and a good machine. Congratulations! Enjoy using it.

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