Before heading to Florida, I emailed “The Powers That Be” in each of the guilds I am visiting to see if they perhaps had someone with a loaner machine they would lend me for use during my stay.
This morning when I was picked up at the hotel for my ride to the workshop, they let me know that yes – indeed! There was someone in class who was happy to loan me a featherweight.
Not seeing the machine ---but resting assured that it was in the trunk of the car, and would be going home to the hotel with me, I just assumed….I mean, I thought…wouldn’t you? That it was a black one.
Maybe a fancy scrolled faceplate. Maybe a sleek striated face plate…maybe a well loved one showing a lot of wear, perhaps one with a story that it had been passed from grandmother to mother to granddaughter as the years have passed….
When I finally pulled up in front of the hotel for unloading, up went the trunk…and out came…
A BEIGE AND BROWN BOXY CASE!
I squealed all the way to the elevator.
I wore a Cheshire Cat grin as I unlocked my door, and brought my bundle inside to set it gently on top of the desk --
I opened the lid, and said “Hello, Good Lookin!”
The light from the lamp casts a yellowish glow, but this is one of the elusive tan featherweights that are “just a bit” hard to come by!
Unless you happen to be the lucky owner – who just in passing overheard a conversation of someone wanting to sell their featherweight because they “just didn’t use it enough and it is taking up space”.
This little beauty found its new home for $75.00!!!
I never find good deals like that --- not on Featherweights anyway ---
((Oh wait, yes I did! There was the $40.00 beater machine that my niece Melissa found and I sent off to be painted School Bus! Click HERE for the before photos, and HERE for AFTER!))
But I have NEVER NEVER not EVER sewn on an original putty beige 1950s sweetheart like this and I am ready to hop out of my work duds and into my comfy jammies, turn the TV on and start sewing away!
I’m going to do some paper piecing!
The white melamine tray was stolen from under the coffee maker and re-purposed to hold my scraps!
I’ve got my aluminum travel tea mug and my plug in water heater coil, a stash of yummy tea with me ---it’s going to be a perfect evening!
And I’ll have the privilege of sewing happily away for the next two evenings.
Here’s to wishing YOU some piece-ful time tonight as well!