Monday, March 4, 2013

So going back to that weekend

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

1 comment:

  1. Ooops I thought I had already commented. That's a fabulous find, lucky you. I'd like to see you FMQ on it, lol!!!