Thursday, July 10, 2014

An amazing find!

Today Mum, Camo and I went up to Mannum to visit with Nanna. It's so nice to be able to do these things in the holidays ... it's so much harder during the school term with kid sport on the weekends and work/school during the week.

We took Nanna shopping and out to lunch, and while we're in Mannum, we always check out the local second hand and antique stores. Over the years my eye has become trained to look for a certain little box, and just as we were getting ready to leave one store, I spotted THE BOX. It was a Singer Featherweight box!

Of course I dashed over and checked it out, and was baffled to see that even though the box was a little battered, it contained most of a Singer Featherweight 222K ... and it was priced at $30.00!!

When I saw it, I called Marty and asked him if I should buy it, as he is the one that will have to do all the hard work fixing it. He said YES, and why are you still on the phone, go grab that thing!! So I did :-) Happy day!

And this is her! The base that clips on is missing, along with the thread holder, bobbin winder and pretty much all of her accessories. The foot and power cord is there, but has seen better days. Marty and I have been doing a little research and it seems like all but the base will be super easy to deal with, and I'll just have to keep my ear to the ground for that. How fun! Ohh, and if you think you have any spare parts kicking around that you don't need, be sure to let me know!! *crossed fingers*

Not nearly so interesting, but Mum and I poked around at the local grocery store while Nanna did a little shopping, and I found something I've never seen before:

Kaffe Fassett sock yarn! I love the colour, don't you? Now, I haven't done much knitting lately, but you never know when you'll have the spare time, so I just had to bring it home with me also.

And just so you don't think my piecing has been languishing in the background, here is a little snapshot of where I'm at with the Omigosh! blocks:

There are 33 blocks there - at the top are two bundles of ten, bottom left another bundle of ten, and three of the nine patch blocks bottom right. I worked out that I need 361 blocks to make the quilt the size I want, so I'm almost one tenth done!

I was able to piece some more blocks tonight, but I'll be super busy for the next couple of days, so I doubt I'll have any stitching time until Sunday, then I'll be at them again.

Well, it's getting late here now and I need an early(ish) night, so I'll sign off ... chatter soon!


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

such a great find at the antique shop I hope your hubby can fix it up. You are coming along with Omigosh!

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

Even if it cannot be made whole, the parts and case are worth more than $30! Good job spotting it!

Nancy said...

What a great find! I'm sure you will find the parts you need.

Regia is wonderful yarn for socks - it knits, wears, and launders well.

Shay said...

You've been crazy busy with Ohmigosh!

Thats one crazy bargain on the Featherweight and it looks to be in pretty good condition - minus some bits.

keryn said...

I am GREEN with envy! I have two 221s, so there's no need for another, but I've been eyeing off 222s on Ebay. What amazing luck that you found one for that price! Would one of those perspex adjustable tables work with it?
If you find another one for that price, just let me know :)

I have some Kaffe sock wool, but it's not as pretty as that one; must keep a look out for some of that too.

debbie said...

Congrats on your lucky find and I hope all the parts will come to you soon. The blocks are gorgeous. xx debbie

Jill said...

What a fun find! I am always on the lookout for that little blackbox also. Cool Kaffe yarn. Like the omigosh blocks.

Sassi said...

Wow what a find, I've just bought a 222, my 3rd FW. It's an addiction lol. Hope you can get her up and running but for that price she's worth it just for spares. Love the tumblers, it's on my "to do" list. I have the accuquilt GO and the tumbler die, makes life easier when cutting so many, looking forward to seeing it progress.

Jan said...

Lucky girl; I'm so happy for you!

Anonymous said...

Just had to let you know that you and Linda F may have a triplet! I have the exact same Sue Garman patterns and am actually considering doing a second Omigosh. Finished my Ancient Stars top last week and am hand appliquing the border of Lily Rosenberry. Are you game for Twirly Balls?
Sandy Pell.

thea said...

What a great find! How fun too!


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