Saturday, December 18, 2010

Such a Versatile Little Machine

Have you seen a Singer Featherweight?
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After much thought and consideration, I've decided to sell my collection of Singer Featherweight sewing machines. If you don't know about Featherweights they are light weight and great for traveling. If you're headed to a quilt retreat or class, you can just pick up the black (or white/green) box that it comes in and be on your way. The black machines were built, primarily, in Elizabeth, NJ, and the white
machines were built in Clydebank, Scotland. I bought my first Featherweight in 1996 and fell in love with these simple but efficient machines.

These little ladies fit perfectly in our cabinets.

I just love the white machines!

This is the 222K machine, a free-arm Featherweight. It was made in 1955 in Clydebank, Scotland.

The traditional black Featherweight is the most common since it was manufactured in America.

Most of the Featherweights have the original accessories, such as ruffler foot, bobbins, manuals, and some of them have tiny screw drivers.

Friday, December 3, 2010

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

It's been a busy past week and a half. I'm sure most of you are bombarded by all the holiday planning, cooking, decorating, and airport trips. Somehow after Thanksgiving and ArtWalk, I found time to decorate the store for Christmas. Here are a few pictures.

An old carnival popcorn machine is now home to some angel ornaments.

Rosemary tree and Scarborough Fair!

We got in new tables just in time for new books and Christmas tress.

6 foot Christmas tree with our Victorian Salt Clay icicles and wrapped with a vintage quilt.

Our real tree in an antique bread tin.

The fireplace mantle is another Round Top find, decorated with some patriotic flare.

And now a little video to get us in to the Christmas spirit.