Featherweight 221

April 12, 2014

DSCN0925Living in the same house for 23 years, a person can accumulate a lot of stuff.  I’ve been sewing for over 20 years and have managed to fill my cupboards, drawers, and closets with a large collection of sewing supplies.  In looking at the overwhelming amount of stashed fabric, books, and sewing paraphernalia, I believe this is a borderline addiction issue for me.  And… although I have done a pretty good job at hiding my habit behind closed doors, I have decided it is time for me to start to de-stash and clean out.

This is still my plan, but embarrassed to say that on day one I have already been distracted!!!

The story is that 14 years ago, I mentioned to my mother-in-law that I would love to have one of those cute old-timey featherweight sewing machines.  And… tadaa.. the next thing I knew she had found one as a gift and generously and thoughtfully sent it to me from Colorado!  I was so excited and  remember opening up the box, and taking it out and plugging it in the wall. Yep, the light worked!  And, that is where it ended!   I unplugged that baby, and put it back in the box, and  on a shelf to save for another day.  I was nervous about using it.  I had some idea that it needed to be oiled and although I had a book to tell me how-I never pursued it any further.  So up on the shelf-my featherweight has lived for 14 years.  Well, I thought I might sell it, so brought it down from a deep corner in my closet… and I still want to sell it, but gosh darn-it!  I am going to try and figure it out and take a stitch before I do!!

DSCN0937Today, I am feeling the same excitement that I did 14 years ago… I’m pulling this out,  reading the book, and going to take at least one stitch with this beautiful machine!   Wish me luck!!



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