Rosa's World

Friday, July 1, 2011

Braggin' Buys on Canada Day!

Hi There!

First of all....

HAPPY CANADA DAY, eh!!!!!

Second, Gilbert and I went Yard Sailing, this morning and only went to one place but BOY, did WE hit the jackpot!!!!

Gilbert got himself a TWO dollar computer. Nope, he couldn't get it to work but he recuperated an 80 gig hard drive and a whole bunch of other stuff!

He was a happy camper!



Are you all sitting down?!?!??!

Guess what "I" saw, on the ground and in it's proper box?!?!??!

The cutest little Featherweight, for only $10.00!!!

But, since I picked up another item, I talked her down to NINE DOLLARS!!!



The box was a bit dirty and Gilbert's since cleaned it up.



There's 2 boxes of accessories and one of them had a receipt in it.

The original owners(?) paid $5.72 for one(?) of the boxes of accessories!



And it's dated the 1st of December 1951 !!!!

According to the serial number it would appear as if it was produced in Scotland, in 1951!



Here's another picture of the "box", featherweight and accessories.



Soooo, Gilbert and I did some reorganizing, with the surface of our china cabinet and I pulled out "Callie Elena" and we will be leaving these two out, on display.

Don't they both look ADORABLE!??!?



Nope, before anyone asks, we haven't had a chance to try it out but Gilbert says the motor's not seized - he turned it manually AND the lady that I bought it from said it worked the last time she sewed on it and YES, the bobbin case is there, too!

There doesn't seem to be any scratches or worn out spots - truly a wonderous machine!

*VBG*


This afternoon, I managed to sew some more frames and strips around my batik blocks.



We'll be Yard Sailing again, tomorrow morning... but I imagine by afternoon, I should be able to work on these batik blocks and finish off this King Sized quilt!

Hope you're having a good weekend!

Rosa

8 comments:

Faithful Quilter:Elaine's Journey said...

Wow Rosa...what a great find on the featherweight!

And it looks like it is meant to go with your 301...a true sister since I was born in December of 1951 AND my mom was from Scotland!!!

Congratulations! !!

Hugs
Elaine

Stitches said...

oh, Rosa, how lucky you were!! Wow, what a bargin and "she" looks pretty awesome..I would like to go yard sailing with you!! Let us know how "she" works..

Anonymous said...

Wow are you lucky!!! There are a group of ladies from Fredericton who got together last month and did a little workshop on how to clean, oil etc... their featherweights. I think there were about 17 or more that attended. They plan to meet again in the fall. They are great little machines. Congratulations on the little one!

Elly D said...

OH MY!! You find a pot of gold!! for a penny!! You struck the jack pot there for sure!
I must occasionally use my babies.

Your batik quilt looks fabulous hanging on Bertha?(I've forgotten her name!) Even though it is batik ;)

tich said...

Well done Rosa!! You deserve it!! A featherweight for $9!!!!!!!!!! This is a nice site to drool over =
http://www.april1930s.com/

Quiliting in Mequon said...

Hi Rosa... I have always wanted a Feather weight sewing machine... They want over $400.00 for a new one... So, I say your luck was with you... What a great find... Love to do tag shoping... Hugs :)

quiltmom said...

I am totally jealous Rosa- what a find- you and Gilbert struck gold.
I have heard wonderful things about having a little featherweight for classes and retreats-
You are going to have fun with your new toys. It couldn't happen to a nicer person. It will be well used and well loved.
Regards,
Anna

Brigitte said...

congratulation! this baby is looking great - lucky you
Brigitte