My sister Deb loves to sew...but for many years, her focus was on machine embroidery!!
|She used to embroider all my jackets for Sew Expo|
|On this year -- SHE EMBROIDERED SIX JACKETS for me!!|
|One of the highlights of Deb's sewing life was meeting Simon Haskins for the first time!!|
|She has embroidered silk quilts with those complex, beautiful embroidered designs...jackets, home dec...|
|Barb, Simon and Deborah at the 2012 Sewing and Stitchery Expo in Puyallup, Washington!!|
|She drove from Nashville to St. Louis to pick up Izzy...|
|Izzy had a bad belt, and needed a good oil and lube...but SHE IS BEAUTIFUL. And Deb was thrilled.|
The guy didn't know much about the Featherweight, and it had no case, but the attachments were all there. And the table was in excellent condition...He was asking $675. I thought that was way too much -- and -- hey -- remember?? DEB ALREADY HAS A WHITE FEATHERWEIGHT...
So she didn't buy it.
But then, two weeks later, I saw the very same sewing machine and table listed on ebay. In Davenport, Iowa. For $675. It's got to be the same guy, right??
I sent Deb the link, and said, "look familiar?"...
Several days later, his ebay listing was running out, and he didn't have any bidders. Deb still had his cellphone number -- so she called him and offered $325.
|This is Deborah's second Featherweight...it was born the same year she was. 1953. And PERFECT...|
|Not a greAt picture -- but this is Deb's table. Which is in PRISTINE condition, except for a water stain on the insert. Which, of course, YOU REMOVE ANYWAY.|
OH, YEAH -- there's more...