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Thread: Introducing ... Cricket! :-D

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    Super Member moonrise's Avatar
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    I'm soooooo excited! I've been wanting a FeatherWeight for months and months (y'all are enablers! LOL!). The other day, I found one on eBay that sounded really, really wonderful. I showed DH, who grinned and said "So buy it!" He didn't have to tell me twice! :mrgreen:

    She arrived in a big brown box today, shivering from riding around in the cold UPS truck all morning. I unpacked her, and immediately exclaimed "AAAWWWWW, she's SO CUTE!!!" (Gotta keep in mind that this is the first FeatherWeight I've actually seen in person! :lol: )

    Her name is Cricket, and she was born on January 23, 1950. She just had her 61st birthday! :-D

    Here's some photos from the eBay listing. She's even nicer in person! She's so sleek and mirror-like, with very few imperfections. The gold detailing is very nearly perfect, the silver parts are pristine, and she only has a few tiny pin scratches on the bed. The seller gave her a thorough cleaning and polishing, a check-up, lubrication, a brand new power cord, a new oil drip pan, and new rubber feet. Her case is in excellent condition too! :) She came with several attachments, most of which I have no clue what they are. (LOL!)

    Most importantly, she sews smooth as silk, and is whisper-quiet! In fact, she sewed perfectly right out of the box! :thumbup:
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    Tell Cricket a Belated Happy Birthday! Looks like a winner to me. Was she very expensive, I would love to find one?

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    super!

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    She looks good for an old lady!!! :lol: :thumbup:

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    Super Member moonrise's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by skydiver70
    Tell Cricket a Belated Happy Birthday! Looks like a winner to me. Was she very expensive, I would love to find one?
    I paid $350+shipping. There are better deals to be had, but I chose this one because she was all spiffed up and ready to go. :)

    The seller has another one listed, same price, if you'd like the ID.

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    Sweeeet! Very nice. Congratulations. I wish you and Cricket many many happy years. Maybe DH needs a snuggly for being so easy, too. :)

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    Congratulations and enjoy your Featherweight! Aren't they just great little machines? Love the name you gave yours.

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    Congratulations and enjoy your new machine!

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    congratulations on your new machine

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    cool

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    Shes beautiful! I cherish mine!

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    She is just beautiful. Looks really good for her age too. :-D :-D Thanks for sharing her with us.

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    Cricket is so beautiful and I know you will have a wonderful time playing together!

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    Love your new baby !

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    From one enabler to another.....good job! ;-)

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    And another enabler!! hahaha
    She's just darling, hope you have tons of good times together!!!!!! :D:D

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    Hello Cricket!! You are adorable. You've found a good home and will be well loved, I'm sure.

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    Happy 60th Cricket, you where born in the same year as I ,
    a great year :D :thumbup:

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    She's a beauty. I can't wait until mine is paid for and she is home with me!!!

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    Such a pretty little lady !

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    Very nice! I'm sure you'll love sewing on her. I use mine all the time...I just love it!

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    Congratulations on getting the new featherweight! My wife bought one a few months ago and named hers Tallulah. :D

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    Cricket is a cutie :D:D:D

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