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Thread: Ahhhh! I have to tell SOMEONE who might understand!

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    Talking Ahhhh! I have to tell SOMEONE who might understand!

    I just found this one my door step and my heart almost stopped!
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    my friends are all joking behind my back about my vintage sewing machine enthusiasm, so I can't explain how exciting this is to me. I am limited by funds to a max of $25 or less for sewing machine purchases. I found a Singer 301a for that price that I was able to revive, and my Morse Fotomatic IV is a work in progress. But I have only dreamed about the cuteness of a featherweight.
    I had been warned that if I revealed my interest people might start dropping off their unwanted puppies. So when a friend said she would someday bring me her mother's old black singer, I had visions of a 15-91 or maybe a 66. I told her I would be glad to clean and revive it formher, but can't take a family heirloom. And this is what she left me! Now she won't take it back!
    Just had to tell someone who might understand😊

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    Oh she is a beauty.

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    What a good friend you have! And such an adorable little featherweight. Hope you enjoy.

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    How WONDERFUL!!!
    She knew that she was bringing it to someone who would love it and take care of it and appreciate it like her mother did!! Kudos to your friend and congratulations to you!!
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    I don't collect the old machines since I have no interest in restoring them. This one, however, looks fantastic.

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    What a great friend! I'm sure she is happy to know that it has found a good home. Congrats!

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    Looks like she is in great condition. Lucky you!

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    What a wonderful gift! You're so lucky both in the friend and sewing machine departments.
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    She is such a nice person to share her machine with you. What a beauty it is!
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    What a wonderful friend you have, and since she won't take the machine back, I would make her something really special.

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    Oh! Great idea! She was interested in the mug rug I showed her. I can make an animal collection for her. She said, "I hope it brings you joy and not frustration." I found a long thread wound behind the bobbin race. Maybe that's why she might have had frustration.

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    Totally awesome!

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    That's great! Enjoy your treasure!!
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    It's beautiful and looks absolutely pristine... but I have to tell you the 301 was a much, much better find! A 301 for $25 is something to jump up and down about.
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    ​What a little beauty!

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    It looks fantastic! You have a great friend.

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    You should name it after your friends mother.

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    Aaahhh she knows it is at a good home. Enjoy!
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    What a fantastic thing to find on your doorstep! Both the FW and your friend are keepers! Enjoy!
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    Some friends are like family. Consider yourself a family member at this point and just enjoy that wonderful machine. I have two of the same model. One was my MILs and one my dad bought for me at a flea market. I cant get rid of either one. Just enjoy! Don't worry about "payback." I don't think your friend is looking for that...she just wants someone to appreciate something that was her mom's.
    "A woman is like a tea bag-you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water." Eleanor Roosevelt

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    what a lovely gift. I am drooling. Congrats and yes that friend knew it was in good hands with someone who would appreciate and use it as her mother did.jan
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    You are one lucky lady! Enjoy.

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    Oh my gosh! I would soooo love to have your friend in my neighborhood. I "had" a wonderful featherweight and in a fit of madness, sold it!

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    How exciting!!! If I had the room,I would LOVE to collect old vintage machines!!! The history just fascinates me,wondering what they've sewn

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    A great friend. I agree that a nice quilt would be a great thank you gift.

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