Saturday, December 28, 2013

Food, Fabric and Fun

Pioneer Woman cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning.  They are long gone or I would share with all of you. If I'm going to get fat I need company.

A splurge on some Liberty fabric from Westwood Acres.  Go there.  Drool.  Buy some.

Here comes the fun........
My new Christmas toy.  I am seeeeew happy!  Yay for the husband who tracked down a Featherweight right before Christmas.  I was looking for a 221, but he came up with a 222K.  Never heard of it.
But.... everything is the same as for a 221, except for 2 distinct features which happen to be an asset.

Distinct feature #1
The deck slides off for free arm sewing. Oh happy day.

Distinct feature #2
If you push that small screw to the "darn" position, it lowers the feed dogs!!!!  Do you know what that means?  You can quilt on this baby!! I am using way too many exclamation marks, but friends, this was way more than I was hoping for.  The 222 was made in Scotland, and is not as common as the 221.  I can't believe my luck.  Anyway I'm having fun reading about them and playing around on it.  It also came with several attachments, including one for sewing ruffles and bias tape.  I ordered a zipper foot for it yesterday.

And of course, I started a new quilt.
Happy New Year!!!!


  1. What a guy! That's so fun. Enjoy and happy new year!

  2. Lucky you. Enjoy your new toy.

  3. I think I can hear your squeal of Joy all the way over her in Florida. My bet you are so, so happy. My sister has a featherweight and she adores it.

    Hugs and have fun,

  4. What a wonderful husband!! I love my featherweights. I have a celery colored one that is a 222 and it's a great machine! And I love that they are made in Scotland! Happy New Year to you and your family!

  5. Oooh, your new Featherweight is a beauty!! You are a lucky girl!

  6. Fantastic, and a fab husband. I made my very first coat on a singer hand machine I loved it. I hope you have many many happy hours turning that wonderful handle. Can't wait to see your projects.

  7. Silly me I have just noticed that is a motor machine. Still lots of fun x

  8. How bizarre, my Mum gave me one of her Singer 222Ks earlier this year when she got them both fixed. The smell when I open the storage cabinet just takes me back to my childhood. So glad you've got one and I'm very happy to hear it will be good for making quilts - top of my list of things to learn how to do in 2014. Enjoy your new machine and I'm looking forward to seeing what you make with the Liberty fabric. Happy New Year to you and your family. xx

  9. That's the prettiest little sewing machine I ever saw! What a good guy. :)

  10. Cogratulations! You will love her. She looks beautiful!


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