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Thread: Look what I found!!!

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    Super Member Maride's Avatar
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    Well, not exactly me. I went to visit a friend and she sews. Not too much, but keeps trying to get better. She uses a Viking. She told me they had to move her MIL to a nursing home and clear her house to sell. She took this beauty because she felt bad. She tried to sell it on e-bay but it didn't sell (lucky me). So, guess where she lives now. I learned to sew many years ago in one of this babies. when I turned it on and started sewing it was great, until I got to the full speed, when the machine started making that beautiful humming sound typical of the featherweight. I lost it. It made me cry thinking of my Grandmother teaching me to sew.

    Here she is:
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    Super Member lfw045's Avatar
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    You're so lucky!!!! Enjoy your new baby!

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    Congrats.

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    You will absolutely love it!! Give her a name, my black machine is named Babs and my white one is named Zelda, after my grandma! Love them both and they both sew like a charm. They will last forever.

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    She sure is beautiful!! Enjoy!

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    WOW!!! Congratulations on your new baby!!!!!

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    Congratulations!

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    How exciting! Glad she finally found a home.

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    She's a beauty! :-)
    Congratulations!

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    Congratulations! It's not often that I whimper in jealousy....

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    How wonderful. My first machine was a featherweight. I wish I had never gotten rid of it. Congratulations.

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    Lucky you!! :-)

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    way cool :thumbup:

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    :thumbup: Congratulations. That is really awesome.

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    OMG!! :thumbup: You are going to enjoy this machine so much!! :D What a treasure you have aquired there. I am so excited for you. Enjoy using it!!
    :D :D :D :D

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    see? you win a few.

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    You are so lucky - I have one which I got on Ebay about 10 years ago and I love it.

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    She is beautiful.

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    You are so lucky!
    I am green with envy!! Luckily it is around St Paddy's day, so hopefully no one will notice!

    Enjoy!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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    Awww that is a wonderful machine, I hope it continues to bring back many happy memories :D:D:D

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    I have one that my DD gave me from a house she moved into. All it needs is a new cord and some tlc :thumbup:
    You have convinced me I need to get it fixed, and the one that belonged to my grandma.
    Their names are Thelma and Nellie. Loved your story.
    Enjoy your new baby :-D

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    Green with envy!! Lucky you. Today I found a quilt top done in 4 patches at a little shop where I stopped just by chance. It's at least a twin size and got it for $7.50. Will post pics later.

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    Nice. Have fun.

    I am amazed it did not sell on Ebay. I didn't know that was possible, unless it was priced too high. I got mine on Ebay for $180

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    Wow! I just saw my first featherweight a couple of weeks ago. I have 2 old singers, a model 66 (1930) and a model 201 (1937). I love them.

    But a featherweight!!!! I am drooling!:):)

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    How exciting for you. I would imagine that her MIL is glad that her beloved machine found such a good home.:)

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