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Thread: I Joined The Featherweight Club.....Picked Her Up This Morning.

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    I Joined The Featherweight Club.....Picked Her Up This Morning.

    I've waited a long time, four years to be exact, finally won one on ebay, I had all of my friends and relatives actively looking and searching for me, to no avail. Bid on several unsucessfully on ebay before. Last week was my lucky week. I have looked her up & over,she was made in 1941, oiled her and other than a few pins scratches, she's great cosmeticly(sp?) & she purrs like a kitten. Still working on thread tension,but all in all great experience.The seller on ebay made it a whole lot easier. YEAH ME!I am so excited.Can't wait to piece a quilt on her. I posted over on the vintage thread also, can you tell I'm a proud momma.lol.
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    Congrats!! Someday I hope to join the club!

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    It is a beautiful and shiny machine. Love those f/w's. Almost the year I was born.

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    Congrats! They are fun little machines. I get lots of comments when I pull mine out of my camper, plug it into my outside outlet and sit on the picnic table piecing a quilt of making other small projects. It stays in the camper all summer then into my sewing room for the winter. Mine is a 1943 221 Featherweight my DH got me a few years ago for our anniversary. I've only taken 1 sewing class but it went with me. I took a Featherweight class also to learn how to clean and maintain my little gem. Worth the money if you get a chance to go to one. Enjoy!

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    Pretty! I love my FW and my 301!

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    Pretty machine and it looks like you got all the goodies to play with too! Congratulations.

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    That's beautiful! Been looking on ebay too. Maybe one of these days....lol

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    Glad to hear!!! They are so much fun. Enjoy!

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    OMG! We used to go to the Fla. Keys at Thanksgiving, and stayed at a wonderful Mom and Pops motel (It was so fantastic ---and a near thing-of the -past). I specifically asked the owner for a room where I could sew, as I took my machine. What's a vacation for????? The image you have described--camping and sewing.....I'm jealous!!!! That is the MOST WONDERFUL IMAGE. Good for you. You are Blessed!



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    Looks great glad you have a great sewing machine, I have one I received from my mil.\
    You are better than me you oiled your machine, I took it to dealer and had it cleaned, I need
    to learn how to service and oil my machine.

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    Welcome to the club and enjoy yr new machine
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    Lucky you! And you got all the attachments, too. What a find!

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    Congratulations. Looks like a beauty. Thanks for sharing.
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    So happy for you..I am still in search of one...crafty_linda_b
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    Congratulations. Welcome to the club, she is a beauty.

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    OH I should change my font to green I am so envious...I want one so bad..have several people watching different places for me too...CONGRATS
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    Oh how wonderful... Enjoy using this great machine - it is beautiful.

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    Welcome to the club! You'll wonder how you ever got along without her :-)
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    YEAH!!! I just got one, too! Mine is still in transit...I wanted a 1941 (same vintage as me) but mine is 1936.
    "You must do the thing you think you cannot do"....E. Roosevelt

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    She's a beauty with all her shiney attachments. Nice find.

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    Great looking machine. I have my grandmother's featherweight somewhere. Think I will get it out and use it.

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    Congratulations, she is a beauty!!
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    So happy for you! Now to do the Happy dance!!

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    She's a real beauty! Congratulations on a great find!

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    She's a beauty! And all those attachments! You're in for some very enjoyable sewing.

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