Saturday, November 25, 2006

Clean sewing room and I bought myself a Christmas present

I spent all day yesterday cleaning up my little sewing room. I was quite despondent about it at first but once I got going I was quite happy with the results. Before picture click here . I also sorted out and cleaned up the book shelves that can't be seen in this picture. I was very busy and I feel like I can go in there and sew now. It was really starting to pile up and feel like I didn't even want to go in there. I also - if you can believe - did not have a scrap box. I would just put the scrap bits of fabrics in different spots and in different piles on my shelves. So I made one of the bottom drawers of my little plastic cart as a scrap bin. I think today I am going to go buy another little plastic cart to hold things like my Dear Jane stuff (which is sitting in containers in the TV room).



The reason I decided to clean up my sewing room is because I bought myself a Christmas present!!

Every November our quilt guild has a sewing room sale and people sell their crafts and clean out their sewing room and sell various fabrics, ribbons, craft supplies that are cluttering up their sewing room. And someone at the guild had their neighbours featherweight sewing machine for sale. I have really wanted a featherweight, I have been searching them out online for the past year or so. Most of them are for sale in the U.S. and the prices seem to be in the $400.00 or so range American. This little machine has the case, manual, and a whole bunch of bobbins and extra feet. It was $400.00 - Canadian. So impulsively I bought it!! It is in really good shape - sews really well. I will take it in to the Singer shop for a bit of a check over and an oil. The machine was built in 1954-55 in Elizabethtown, New Jersey and spent most of it's life in Guatemala being used to sew clothes for a family. The woman who's mother's machine it was had a little note on the handle of the case. I am so happy to have bought it. But it was a bit impulsive. Oh well - it's only money.

14 comments:

  1. Oh, what a nice little baby ! I'm glad for you !
    I'd like a featherweight, too and I sometimes see some beautiful ones on the net. The only problem, I think, would be the shipping cost to Belgium (I think it would easily double the price !).
    Enjoy it, you deserve it !

    Smiles,
    NADINE.

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  2. Ohhh, what a lovely Xmas present, I can definitely understand why you bought it. I love my little featherweight babies, welcome to the club!
    *hugs*
    Tazzie
    :-)

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  3. Wow, your sewing room looks great! And congrats on your FW---I love my two!

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  4. Congrats on your purchase :) I would love to see a closer pic of that birdhouse or whatever that is on your wall! I am intrigued :) xoxo melzie

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  5. Good for you! You will really loving having this machine. I do all my piecing on mine. Your sewing room looks really great!

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  6. The sewing room looks fabulous! What a big difference. No wonder you feel like sewing now. And to have a FW! It looks to be in good shape, even the decals. The case looks good. Hold on to that manual - it's gold.

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  7. If it makes you happy....

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  8. Your sewing area looks wonderful! You did a good job cleaning and organizing! The FW looks very at home...have fun working with it. Isn't is fun to work in a newly cleaned and organized space?

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  9. It must be lovely to know some of this machine's history too.Often we never get to know how things have travelled to find their way to us. How lovely.

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  10. Hi, I just found your blog and started to read through it. I really enjoy it and will be back for more. :) You did a great job in your sewingroom.

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  11. That little sewing machine is so cute. No wonder you bought it. I am going in to my sewing room now and try to get it organized.....again LOL

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  12. Thanks for sharing a picture of your featherweight. I always enjoy seeing them. I have a 1934 that sew with almost daily. Love it!

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  13. Every quilter needs a featherweight. I'm glad you found one in good shape. It isn't impulsive if it's something you have been looking for. :o) My DH always tells me about money "They make more every day."

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  14. I don't think you will ever regret this purchase! Congratulations, it is quite a find!

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