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    Old 12-01-2011, 08:40 AM
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    Red face Birthday gift - new Featherweight Free Arm Machine

    I got my first featherweight in Paducah in 1994. It looks a little rough, but is completely functional. I have used it a lot for years and as it needed parts, I got parts. Since then I have built a business around Singer 221 Featherweights and started my website went online in January 2010. My husband surprised me by buying this beauty for my 60th birthday a couple of weeks ago in November. It just arrived on Monday!
    It is a 1953 Free Arm that is in great shape, really bright decals and all the feet there. There is a buttonholer and a converter to go from UK power to US power. I am thrilled!
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    Old 12-01-2011, 08:49 AM
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    Aren't those cute? I would love to have one for sewing baby and doll clothes - I've heard that tiny free arm is a wonderful thing.
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    Old 12-01-2011, 11:21 AM
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    What a beautiful gift from your husband. I'm sure you will treasure your 222.

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    Old 12-01-2011, 01:34 PM
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    What a wonderful gift...Congrats....and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
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    Old 12-01-2011, 01:55 PM
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    Congratulations on your new 222! I purchased one like it a while back on ebay and I love it. Enjoy!!
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    Old 12-01-2011, 06:45 PM
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    Congratulations and Happy Birthday! I so enjoy my Featherweights! I have 4 blacks, a tan, a white, and a bright red! but no free arm----maybe some day!
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    Old 12-01-2011, 06:47 PM
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    What a nice birthday present. Enjoy.
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    Old 12-02-2011, 03:51 AM
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    That's awesome!!! I'm addicted to Featherweights too, I LOVE THEM I never saw a free one before, thanks for sharing
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    Old 12-02-2011, 04:09 AM
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    Gosh....what a wonderful surprise indeed. Your guy is a "keeper." Now husbands......take note!
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    Old 12-02-2011, 06:32 AM
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    What a lucky girl you are! I don't own a free arm featherweight - YET
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