What a glorious trip I had last week. I visited my mom out of province, enjoyed a golf game with her and lots of movie and "we" time, and found a treasure in the local Singer shop that followed me home. Meet my new 50-year old baby, a 1964 Singer 221K Featherweight.
It was made in Great Britain, has the original carrying case and manual, has a new belt and pedal, and has been completely serviced by the Singer QS. I have been googling FWs all weekend long and read a great review of this model at Cheeky Cognoscenti's blog HERE. I had also been checking prices online and was thrilled to see a FWat a price that was affordable for me, reconditioned and ready to go. I shared my news with Kaaren at The Painted Quilt and she directed me to a site that specializes in FWs HERE. I think there is a 1/4" attachment calling my name!
The straight stitch on the FW is perfect and I have already wound the bobbin and threaded the machine with no problems at all. Because the FW is so tiny, about 9.5" x 13", I have set it up in one of the spare bedrooms to use with my smaller projects. I found an inexpensive portable table at the local department store with adjustable heights which works really well. It will be the perfect machine to use once I finish appliqueing my orange peels and am ready to start sewing the little blocks together.
I had been looking for a white FW for the last few years but hadn't been ready to make the commitment. When I saw this on Friday, I swear it had my name on it!
Why do I need to set up my FW in the spare room? Because my Country Homecoming quilt is ready to machine applique so my sewing corner in the basement will be filled with stars, berries, and vines. The fusible web did the trick and everything is set and waiting for me. We are having beautiful hot summer days this week so the colour in the picture I took yesterday is a little washed out. I'll take another picture when it is a finish. I used homespuns and flannels throughout...what a cosy quilt it will be!
Thanks so much for coming by. I know how busy everyone is so when you take some time out of your day to visit me, I truly appreciate it.
It's a great day for quilting!