When it was just the best one in some time. I said that something exciting might happen, well I hope I haven't talked it up too much but I am very happy.
Oh and it is just fitting for this my 100th post.
My husband, found on Ebay and started bidding on for me THIS:
The bidding finished that night and we won !!!!!!!! This is a Singer Featherweight 221 born in 1957 according to the serial number... and in such beautiful condition...
I had to wait for this baby to arrive via Australia Post, so I had fingers crossed and sleepless nights hoping she would arrive safely,
she did on the Wednesday, safe and sound..... The first thing I did was, turn the wheel to see if it moved and if the needle shaft turned at the same time. Insert a picture of me doing a happy dance I then checked her over, oiled according to the instructions. The machine was very clean and all parts moved freely.
Included in the case was the original manual and a box with extra feet ad 8bobbins with thread, lol
I plugged her in and she sewed perfectly first time.
I have called her Shirley, none of my other machines, cars etc, have names, but I started calling this machine she, so she had to have a name. It being a Singer, singer starting with S, my dad loved Shirley Bassey and James Bond, so Shirley it is....
I have to replace the light bulb, but this machine runs on 110v and I will have to try and source one in Australia. I am not keen on getting one from the USA, when they cost $3 and then have to pay $20 postage. I already have a voltage converter for my longarm machine so Shirley fits right in.
Next I have to set up the 1/4 inch seam guide and then I will powering away on her
so in love with Shirley