Thursday, March 31, 2011
New/Old Sewing Machine# 2- My Featherweight
Did you wonder if there was a #2 (new/old) sewing machine? Why, yes. When my mother moved to a smaller apartment, the idea of having three sewing machines seemed ludicrous.
This Singer Featherweight is identical to the one she grew up sewing on, my grandmother's. My mom bought it for parts and as a back-up. Now, it's living with me! When I mentioned that I might need to bring some portable sewing machines to Squam, my mother was in the process downsizing. Timing is everything, isn't it?
And now it's official: I am a collector of sewing machines. This featherweight makes my grand total: five machines... but whose counting, right? If you're going to collect something that takes up space, it certainly seems more justifiable if it's useful and will be shared by others.
Oh, and I've rarely mentioned the fifth... my old Kenmoore is up in the attic waiting for a tune up and my daughter's readiness. Thanks for your Elna tips yesterday. They were excellent! I guess I'll be researching Featherweights, too.