The week after Deborah bought Izzy -- my cousin Linda bought one from ebay (#7), and so did TMBC Sandy (#8).
But Linda's machine arrived with no bobbin case -- so it had to be returned.
Sandy's machine had aluminum rot -- and that has turned into a full time job!!
That Friday, our local estate guy had a Featherweight 221 AND A TABLE advertised.
THERE'S A TABLE???
Cousin Linda thought this could be the answer...cuz now she's afraid of ebay....
I set my alarm for 6:00 AM in order to get into town so we could get a good number. We were #14 and 15. We'll be in the FIRST GROUP...Hooray...
However -- the woman who was #3 BEAT US TO IT. She paid $300 for the machine and the table.
Linda was discouraged.
The very next morning, I got up at 6:00 AGAIN so I could meet my sister Deena -- who found a Featherweight at an auction in Anamosa, Iowa. (1 1/2 hour drive)
You might be asking yourself -- why is Deena buying a SECOND FEATHERWEIGHT?? She just bought that sweet little machine in LeClaire, remember? Although I think she named her Roxanne, I don't think she's had a chance to sew on it yet...
|I dunno...but I'm happy to go along for the ride.|
|Anamosa is the home of the Iowa State Penitentiary.|
|Built in 1875, it is the largest prison in the State of Iowa and still houses almost 1000 prisoners.|
|But -- hey -- BACK TO THE AUCTION!!|
|I had the number $300 in my head. Deena thought this one was in PRISTINE CONDITION...|
Bummer. Two Featherweights from ebay were problematic...then, the estate sale AND the auction were swings we took -- but missed...
You might think it's all bad news this week, eh??
But you would be wrong...