After a long and terrible day at the hospital with my brother receiving his first radiation treatment for cancer that had spread to his brain, I came home to find a wonderful surprise on my kitchen table.
Life is strange that way.
I had no idea what was in this box.
Imagine my delight to find it was something sewing related!
Singer = Sewing!
But imagine my shock to discover a prized and rare white featherweight sewing machine!
Perfect and gorgeous!
This machine is easy to thread and of course I put her to work right away sewing squares together!
She sews like a dream... such a quiet motor making dainty, perfect stitches!
I burned my hand more than once on the very hot light bulb when reaching through the machine with my right hand to put the presser foot up and down, and had to learn to use my left hand to reach around the back.
Online research revealed that this beauty is a 221K probably made in Clydebank, Scotland in 1964, born the same year as my sister.
Maybe I should name her "Baby Jayne"??
It took me a while to "accept" this gift. A long time ago I was talking with friends about our "bucket lists" and how much I would love to have a featherweight someday. Not only did my friend actually listen to my rambling about sewing (she's not a sewer herself) but she gifted me with a beautiful treasure she knew I would love.
How can you thank someone for that?