In October 2014, I saw a group of women sewing on Featherweights in Waterloo, Iowa. A month later -- I purchased a 1947 Featherweight for $150 at an estate sale in Davenport.
Shortly after that, I met Carmon and April Henry of Singer-Featherweight.com when I interviewed them for Inspired To Sew magazine.
Then, I found a second Featherweight for $200 at an estate sale. My sister Ronda had first dibbs on that machine.
|Last year, Ronda and I set up our Featherweights for Christmas projects with our girls...|
|The third Featherweight was purchased by my cousin Jackie in Wilmington, North Carolina.|
|We talked WAY TOO MUCH about our love-of-the-Featherweights!!|
|When I was AT THE WORKSHOP -- Linda Phillips bought a Featherweight.|
Which is as it should be, since Linda was with me on that first day when we saw those little Featherweights in Waterloo, Iowa. She has been keeping up with every single block of the Splendid Sampler (TWO new blocks each week!) -- and her old sewing machine died. When she took it in to be repaired, the guy just happened to have a Singer Featherweight!! PERFECT...
|Remember Deena? She worked on my Featherweight for two days, and then THIS HAPPENED...|
|She got a ding on her smartphone -- telling her there was a Singer Featherweight on Craigslist. For $300. In LECLAIRE, IOWA..(10 miles from her house).|
|She agreed to buy it ON THE PHONE...and on the following Monday -- I met her at the home of the seller...|
|And she got this beauty. Complete, with attachments, book, bobbins...IN PERFECT CONDITION...|
|This one had the original box of lube, along with the vintage can of oil...for only $300.|
But, really -- it's just a good start...