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Thread: You could have knocked me down with a Featherweight! :D

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    Super Member miss_ticky2's Avatar
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    I bid on a featherweight on eBay and was almost outbid at the very last moment..but I wasn't! Yay! So now I am the proud owner of this little beauty. I knew they were small and cute but I've never seen one in the flesh before and I was surprised at how small and cute they really are. We left home at 5 am this morning to drive the 2 hours to pick her up. I'm not into naming machines but I think her name is Felicity Featherweight and she was born in USA in 1953. (Actually, hubby came up with the name and I think it suits..lol). She sews like a dream too :)

    When we got there the guy had a buttonholer as well which I bought for a little extra.

    Some pics of her and the various feet and the buttonholer...and a comparison in size with my Horizon :)
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    Super Member Jan in VA's Avatar
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    Oh, you'll have such fun with your new addition!

    Jan in VA

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    Beautiful featherweight, it is so small and cute. Good for you to get the bid on it.

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    Congratulations, one of these days I am hoping to find one

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    I'm sooo sorry I traded mine in years ago....

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    Hey Janice, Lisa here from our horizon group. Love your find. BTW: Did you ever name your horizon?

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    Great duo! Like Koko the gorilla and her kitten.

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    Congrats on your new addition. :)

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    I wish the person that broke into my house back in the 70's didn't still my grandmother Singer FW, other wise I would still have it...dern thieves.

    And Congrats on your new machine, hope you enjoy her!

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    Oh your Felicity is gorgeous! Very appropriate name for such a fine little beauty!

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    She is adorable!

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    That's one the things I like most about my featherweight, it's so darn cute. Have fun with your little Felicity.

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    They are sweet - I've been enjoying mine since I was 12 years old...a mere 39 years ago! Mine is a 1946 & still just purrrrrrrrs along. Enjoy yours - they are great to use for quilting classes - portable, don't take up too much room in cramped classroom quarters, and everyone ooohs & aaaahs over them.

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    She a beauty ! She could be my new featherweights daughter. Or younger sister maybe. She looks to be in great condition. They really are fun to sew on.

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    Congrats! Felicity is beautiful. Welcome to the FW Club. :thumbup:

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    Oh my she is a beautiful. I just got my first one a little over a month ago. I was amazed at how small she was but she sews like a dream too. My DGD said it was a grandma's version of her Janome Sew Mini. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Congrats. Have fun with your new baby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SewMomma66
    Hey Janice, Lisa here from our horizon group. Love your find. BTW: Did you ever name your horizon?
    Hi...no, I haven't named my Horizon. I'm not really into naming my machines and nothing appropriate has sprung to mind. Although sometimes in my mind I think of her as "Big Bertha" but I don't think that's very flattering...she deserves a better name than that...lol. But this little beauty just HAD to have a name...lol

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    Congrats! Have fun playing with your new toy.

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    I'm really looking for a FW. Check e-bay everyday , but don't really want to spend the $$ right now (Daughter getting married in 1 month).I never really checked one out real close until I saw one in an antique shop and it was much smaller than I thought...CUTE as can be, though

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    congrats! She's beautiful

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    Congratulations on Falicity, she's a beauty! I got my 1st FW in January and like you was surprised at how tiny they are in person.

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    Congratulations on your new baby.

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    Great find...they are a beautiful looking machine aren't they. I haven't stumbled across one yet...wasn't even sure if they existed in any number here, mind you, I haven't really done much serious research. Hope you have many happy hours together.

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    I don't name my machine either I think your hubby did a great job at it!

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    They are little but mighty workhorses. Enjoy!!

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