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Thread: WHOOO HOOOO!!! Found me a Featherweight!

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    Super Member amandasgramma's Avatar
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    WHOOO HOOOO!!! Found me a Featherweight!

    Without even looking! DH and I went to St. Vincent de Paul's to get some sheets for me to practice on my longarm. Started to get in the car and I remembered I wanted a small table for the guest room, so we turned around and went into the furniture part of the store. Almost walked out and saw an odd case with the lid missing......looked inside and almost fainted!!!! It's a Singer Featherweight 221K.....with parts! It's missing the manual and the case is in bad shape. The belt needs replacing and DH is going to work on parts because it looks like it got weight (rust in the tension area)!!!! It has the original packing slip for a "warranty"!!! (love the wording on it, too. It looks like it was hardly used --- NO scratches. The foot pedal looks brand new! Now hang on to your hats --- I got it for $30.00!!!!!!!!!!!! WOW! NOW I'm hooked! I remember when I was a young teen I tried to talk my mother into buying a white one --- I was sewing on an "ugly" black one! Did a little research and found it was made in 1964!!! I was 14 in '64 so that works out right!! I'm so stoked!!!!

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    Dee


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    Huuuurg, you lucky lucky woman you! And a white one? Dang. Some people have all the luck. :P

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    Now that's a very nice find! Enjoy!

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    That is a steal!!!!!!! I have both black and white and usuaqlly sew on my little white one. They are both equally fun though.
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    Oh my gosh! I think I would have fainted on the spot. Hope she is up and sewing soon.

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    WOW! Lucky You!!

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    I'm excited for you..
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    Oh, I am beyond jealous of your great find. I hope you get it running soon and have many happy years sewing with your "white lady."

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    You scored! congrats!

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    I'm amazed because the store Dee is talking about is famous for being SUPER over priced...last time I was there they had a NewHome in a beat up cabinet (e-machine) for $245, and a Singer 15-91 in a beat up cabinet, sporting it's share of rust also for $245...and they wouldn't budge on the pricing!

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    Welcome to the FW Club. I know you have been wanting one for a long time. Now you have to think of an appropriate name for her.

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    Doing the happy dance with you! Woot! Woot!

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    Yaaaaaay!!!! Congrats...you were meant to have it!!
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    Cha Chiiiing! You hit the Jackpot!

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    Good for you, that is fantastic. I have two black ones and I love love love mine. My mom bought my first one sight unseen for $300 from a friend of a friend of hers because she knew I really wanted one. This was in 1980 something, and the other one my m-i-l left to me in her will. They both work great and I thought about selling one but I just can't part with either one. Ya know a girl has to have a backup in case one is not working for some reason or another. And I like having extras when neighbors or friends or relatives want to join me on a sewing day. I do have a funny story to share about one of them. One night really really late I was sewing on my Bernina in the dinning room (alone) and the little Featherweight which I was sewing on earlier just started sewing on its own. I was frozen in fright, because no one was around. I immediately looked under the table thinking that one of my doggies had strolled in without me knowing and stepped on the foot peddle but no dog was under the table. I called to my husband to come in the dinning room quick and I told him what happened and he said that it was probably a power surge or something like that. To this day I think that my mom was telling me to call it a night and go to bed or that she was looking over me while I was quilting. I still get the chills thinking about it.

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    Wow! Awesome find!! Did you name her yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    I'm amazed because the store Dee is talking about is famous for being SUPER over priced...last time I was there they had a NewHome in a beat up cabinet (e-machine) for $245, and a Singer 15-91 in a beat up cabinet, sporting it's share of rust also for $245...and they wouldn't budge on the pricing!

    Congrats Dee!
    The St. Vincent in La Pine???? They have 2 machines in a cabinet now (don't know the brand) for $20. and $45.00!!!!! If you're talking the one in Bend --- yeah, not surprised at the pricing!!!
    Dee


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mariposa View Post
    Wow! Awesome find!! Did you name her yet?
    White Lily??? Lily for short??? I LOVE white lilies!!!
    Dee


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    wow thirty bucks-score of the day.lucky you
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    Lucky you! I'm still looking for a white featherweight.
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    Amazing find! so glad you snatched that up!
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    Oh my God you hit the Jackpot!!

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    Awesome. That FW was calling to you. I am soooo stoked for you. Congrats.
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    Friday the 13th was good to you. Fantastic fine.
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    Oh my Goodness your one lucky lady, you stole that one, CONGRATS. One thing about them is it will fix up.
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