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Sunday, August 23, 2009

70th Birthday Present

My family decided that I needed a Singer Feather Weight sewing machine more than underwear and socks. For this I am eternally grateful. My "new" Feather Weight was born on May 4, 1953, and just got a clean bill of health from the 88 year old Singer man. I took the FW to be cleaned, adjusted, and oiled. When I went to pick it up, it was not sitting with all the other machines ready to be picked up. I said to myself. "self, there must be something worn out or wrong with the machine, or it's not ready." The Singer man said, "Oh no! it's fine. We just don't leave these old Feather Weights out on the floor. It's locked up in a closet."

I thank my wife and girls for such a fine present.

6 comments:

Bunny said...

Congratulations on your new baby you will love that machine. I love mine too. Enjoy and have fun with it.

Holee said...

Wow, what a great gift!

Sherry said...

Great family!

Kaaren said...

Woo hoo, Tom.

I love my Featherweight. It was my Mom's and it's a real workhorse.

I just love the sound it makes when it sews...purrs like a kitten.

Use it well!

Tom H said...

The FW I got for my daughter is older than mine, but looks like it was seldom used. Mine, on the other hand was well used. It still has many years left, but is not as quiet as daughters. They say that mothers used to put their babies to sleep by sewing with the FW in the same room.

Donnelly said...

What a great gift!
Have a great day.