Monday, July 16, 2007

status from a featherweight

As I visit every one's blogs, I wondered about all the Inspiration Friday photos that were posted. They had to come from somewhere, but did they have permission....? In visiting My Romantic Home tonight, she addressed this issue. Better check it out; I'd hate for anyone to get into legal trouble. From My Romantic Home, you can go to Barbara Jacksier's July 8th post.

I found the sweetest new blog: fairiebees. I just love her blog name! She's a crafter, a sewer, a collector. You'll love her simple sewing projects, like the hankie valance. It looks so simple, even I could do it! Never mind that I don't have a sewing machine. Or didn't.

I was talking to a friend about sewing machines; she's an expert and collector of old Singers. I told her about one we had in the garage that was my husband's mom. It's been in storage for years and years, of no real interest to me since I didn't sew. As we talked, my friend got more and more excited about the possibility of it being an old Featherweight. Evidently they're in demand by collectors and sewers alike and worth several hundred dollars.

So we brought it inside, and sure enough! Here it is, right out of the case, pretty dirty, neglected, and unloved.

Evidently Featherweights are a status symbol to the person who owns one.... Finally, I have status!

Now I just have to learn how to sew!

1 comment:

Connie said...

Wow, you had that right there all the time and didn't realize what you had? They are quite coveted and desired in the sewing/quilting world. (I will try not to be envious,ha.) Even if I didn't sew, I would want to display the machine just for it's vintage beauty.