There is a new vintage sewing machine I just got for a deal on eBay.. I am just soooo excited! I am sharing this Whooping post about it over at Confessions of a Fabric Addict with Sarah right HERE!
I got a 1956 Singer 301A!!! My honey bought it for me actually and it was such a funny story how I came to get this beautiful two toned machine! Also abbreviated LBOW (for light brown/oyster white) for her paint colors 🙂
You know my honey buys, services and sells featherweights.. he acquires them several ways but looks in many places … one of his fave searches brings up all singer machines.. that is when I fell in love with the 2 tones version of the Singer 301. I love that some were assembled in Anderson, South Carolina and are designated 301A’s… so I looked for one of them 🙂 This is the first Slant-o-matic machine Singer made and they made them in 3 batches total. Some are bisque.. a slightly darker light brown than Gloria.. and there are also black ones. These machines are sometimes called a Featherweights “big sister” too! Gloria weights 16 lbs by herself. So nice and light for a full sized machine.. and with her gear motor she can sew ANYTHING with me !!!!
I learned to sew on a Singer Golden Touch and Sew when I was young and used that machine until a house fire took it in 2008.. then I sewed on a Janome occasionally.. but entering a new phase of my life I have fallen in love with vintage machines… they are quiet and do their job well in general!
Fiona has always been my main machine since I started liking sewing machines about a year ago. I even sold my nice Janome to better utilize that money since she never got any action! lol (I bought fabric with that money!) ha 🙂
Now I think Fiona may have competition… but Fiona doesn’t suck up corners/threads either and Singers are NOTORIOUS for working this way. I will say that in playing around with Gloria she is a gem of a machine and I was very blessed to have found her at a time when my honey was feeling generous with his profits! lol
So Whooping that accomplishment today!
I am steadily working away on the pieced backing of the Byrum family quilt currently… and waiting for binding fabric to come in so I can have that decided 🙂
Moving along on goals I set for the month… Will you be ready to link up your progress end of the month??? Don’t forget to write a post… link it up .. and PARTY with me 🙂
Linky Loot will be amazing this month as I am really getting to know my stash better! And how things ship the best too! lol
So link for a chance to win something specific to YOUR goals 🙂
Thanks for reading along and have a blessed weekend!