Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Singer Featherweight 221
The most surprising thing happened.
On January 12, 2014 I posted a silly little thing on Facebook where I said:
Need help from any of my sewing friends.... Will any one of you knock some sense into me and tell me to get over my obsession and unnecessary want of a vintage Singer Featherweight sewing machine? Please? I need one like I need another hole in my head but can't stop wanting one.
Later that day I got a private message from a friend offering to trade (::gulp::) a Singer Featherweight 221 for one of my quilts.
Trade. You heard me right.
And the sweet, sweet soul that offered up this trade is my friend Elaine.
Then on January 20, 2014 the above pictured gem was delivered to my house.
It's been sitting on my kitchen counter since Monday and it's like I don't dare touch it. It sits there prettily and I just look at it with awe. The awe is one part admiration of it's beauty and ninety-nine parts amazement at the generous, giving, trusting spirit of Elaine.
I've said it before and I'm going to say it again. Quilters are the nicest people in the universe.