Saturday, March 5, 2011

Mom's new Featherweight!

This is my wonderful Mother, Mary! She just bought a featherweight on Thursday evening!  I know she has been wanting one, especially to take to our retreat next month. She had just opened it up at the shop during our Open Craft Night, and was using her magnifying glass to read the manual.  Mom has Macular Degeneration, and uses ott lights and magnifiers to do just about everything. She can still thread a needle on the second or third try with her peripheral vision! Isn't she pretty!!!  We love our Mom! She taught us girls all to sew really young!

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  1. I always wanted one just like your mom's...and yes, she is a pretty lady:) lucky you to still have her:)

    Blessings to you and your family,
    Gail

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  2. I have just bought two of them! One for me and one for my mother! The Featherweight is what I learned to sew on as a young girl. It was my mother's first new sewing machine and she bought hers when she and my dad got married.
    That one ended up somewhere up north Michigan. Sure wish I had it. But the ones I have now are in excellent condition and I am so thankful to have mine and my mother is too!

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  3. So happy your Mom found one - My Mother (who is 81) has always told me to be on the look out for one for her too! Love she can thread a needle that fast - I still struggle with that sometimes! LOL

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  4. Mom is so beautiful...how did we get to be so lucky, Jen?

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  5. Your Mom is beautiful! You "girls" are so blessed! She will love her Featherweight - my two sister and I learned on that then each bought one in high school. Still have it and it runs like a top!

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  6. Thanks, Ladies, and I don't know Judy, we just are really blessed! She is so happy with her machine! Just sewing up a storm!

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  7. i too have a wonderful mom, but she doesn't quilt or any craft and has no desire to do so even though both of her daughters are totally envolved in the sewing world....she did make some of our dresses growing up but never since then, i now have the PFAFF she used, just for a keepsake...so my sister always wonder where our desire to stitch came from? cheri

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  8. That is funny, Cheri! I just realized last year that you and Bari were sisters! It's neat how many sisters are in this sewing world together, even if not actual partners! Did you sew together as young girls or learn as adults? We are all blessed to still have our Moms, aren't we?!! Thanks for posting!

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  9. so funny Barri & I did at one time have a chidren's clothes co. ....sat at craft marts, used to be alot of them, with our handyed & cute appliqued overalls, jumpers & baby onsies for sale....both our youngest remember those days not always fondly but we laugh about it....we were always sewing & thinking we were making money NOT! memories....we have collaberated a couple of times but our styles obviously are quite different....

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  10. Too funny! Gretchen and I played together as little girls making barbie clothes and houses. But then once I became an older teen, I left the poor thing in the dust for boyfriends! LOL! Then after high school I joined the Navy. I was actually in San Diego for a couple of years! I worked in the Dental Clinic on Coronado Island (Naval Base) for a year! I loved it out there and would love to go back for a visit! Gretchen and I didn't start "crafting" or sewing together until my kids were teenagers and we were both stay at home Mom's! We started the rughooking online store, and it lead to what we have now! Her kids are younger and still in school. Mine are college age! Judy, who is our partner in the Magazine, has two Twenty something old kids! We also have one more Sister and a Brother!

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  11. barri is nine years younger than me, i'm the oldest of five & she's the baby...i had my first at 18, ooopps! and barri went with me everywhere she was more like my child than sister kind of....then when she had her first & i had my last that's when we more connected on the sister level as mom's...she actually quilted before i ever did & tried to teach me, but i always tend to do it my own way & primitive was born....she stayed cute & sweet like she is!

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  12. I love your story Cheri! We have five siblings also! A brother, George, the oldest, then Judy, Sally, Me and Gretchen! Gretchen and I are 4 years apart and Judy is 7 years older than me! LOL! Mom said, if she had known she would have 5 kids, she would have had us all closer together! She and Dad are 76! They are wonderful! I had my first at 20! Was married young also, with no big career aspirations! I joined the Navy to learn something and be away from our small town! I didn't want to go to College. Once I got married, I just wanted back in our small town! LOL! Staying at home, barefoot and pregnant and sewing! Gretchen was 16 when I got married, so we didn't really get close as adults till she started having children too. We opened the shop when my Son was 13. The shop is walking distance from home and School. So that was nice while my kids were still in school!
    fun getting to know you! Jeni

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