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Thread: Presenting Little Ms. Featherweight

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    Any of you who read my thread about finding the FW in the attic knows the story.

    The digest form is that it was given to my DH by his mother many years ago (long, long before I knew him) and has moved to many homes and hiding in the attic.

    It was evidently used quite a bit by my DML because there are signs of wear on the throat plate, etc. The case is in pretty bad shape, but the little baby hiding in there for all these years (talking like 30 years) is all cleaned up, oiled and working like a dream.

    When we opened the case and I saw what was in there I swear Ms Featherweight smiled as much as me.

    Sooooooooooooo............. here she is!
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    Oooo! So nice. I am so glad that she is purring nicely for you.

    I have to tell you that the crocheted pineapple table cloth sure brings back memories. My grandmother crocheted constantly in her later years and produced many beautiful doilies and tablecloths. The pineapple pattern was her favorite.

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    Congratulations. What a beauty and what a neat story (on your other thread). We would all love to be so lucky!

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    Oh wow! I've seen oodles of pictures of Featherweights, but I didn't realize how small they are until I saw your spool of thread on top, which gave me a size comparison. How adorable!!! What a fun find! :)

    Now I want one! :mrgreen:

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    Quote Originally Posted by nursie76
    Oooo! So nice. I am so glad that she is purring nicely for you.

    I have to tell you that the crocheted pineapple table cloth sure brings back memories. My grandmother crocheted constantly in her later years and produced many beautiful doilies and tablecloths. The pineapple pattern was her favorite.
    Thanks for the comment about the tablecloth. I've been a "threadie" (meaning a thread crocheter) for 40+ years. Just made a very intricate one for my DS and DDIL. (took over 2 years) At this point there's nothing left to crochet and so........ QUILTING now.

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    i just got mine last week and i smile everytime i walk thru the room.. it is still on my dining room table.. i am unable to move her !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by colleen53
    i just got mine last week and i smile everytime i walk thru the room.. it is still on my dining room table.. i am unable to move her !!!
    Yup - gotcha. DH asked me "why is it still on the dining room table? When are you ever going to use it and what for?"

    (sigh) some men just plain don't understand.

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    She sure is pretty and how neat that you know the story behind her :thumbup: I bet your DML will be surprised it is being used again :lol: And is a treasure

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    Kathome - That is gorgeous!!!! You do beautiful work! I can crochet, but never did have the patience it took to make items with knit crosheen and the other threads. I stuck to yarn and have made many afghans.

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    Its adorable!!!!!

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    Congratulations, glad you got it out of the attic, now what are you going to make first (so you can tell your hubby)
    thanks for sharing!

    I want one of them so bad, on my wish list!

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    I can only say" wow"! :)

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    That looks quite a bit like my Mom's. She bought it while she was in collage during the 50"s.

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    According to the serial number this baby was born in 1948!!!!

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    what a real little sweetie! And your crocheted cloths are so beautiful. COngratulations!

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    Congratulations, glad you got it out of the attic, now what are you going to make first (so you can tell your hubby)
    thanks for sharing!

    I want one of them so bad, on my wish list!
    Karen - We have a travel trailer and camp whenever we get the chance. You can bet that Little Ms. Featherweight will be camping with us. I can just see myself at the tiny kitchen table in the trailer sewing. I'm smiling right now.

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    Oh, aint she a beaut! Very nice!! :thumbup:

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    She is soooo lovely. What will you name her? Your table cloth is STUNNING :shock: :thumbup:

    I am so happy you love your Little Ms. Featherweight, just warms my heart!!! :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by alaskasunshine
    She is soooo lovely. What will you name her? Your table cloth is STUNNING :shock: :thumbup:

    I am so happy you love your Little Ms. Featherweight, just warms my heart!!! :-D
    Well........... "Little Ms. Featherweight" sort of rolls off my tongue.. LOL So I think that name will stick! And she IS such a lady.

    I also have my "Cheapo Singer" (name) and my Futura 900 just named "Futura". I guess I'm not too inventive with names.

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    I need to get a belt for mine several places I asked were out

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    How sweet! And such a great history. I was thrilled when I got mine and love to sew on it.

    Beautiful tablecloth too. I salute you!

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    What a little beauty!

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    Little Ms. Featherweight is beautiful!! Your crochet work is absolutely beautiful!!! :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by texas granny
    I need to get a belt for mine several places I asked were out
    Here's a place to check for parts:

    http://sewingmachine221sale.bizland....re/page18.html

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    I understand your story - I had a FW in the basement here for 15 years and 'just remembered it' recently. Duhhhh!

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