Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Happy Anniversary and a New Member of the Family

Congratulations are in order! To me. Or I should say to me and Sweety. It's our 42nd anniversary today. I cannot but be amazed at how quickly these years have gone by. It seems like yesterday that we were we set up as a blind date by my sister and his mother who worked together. Who knew?

I'm not one for gifts. If I want it, I will go buy it myself. I'm a little picky (ok ,a lot picky) and I'd rather pick things out on my own. When Sweety asked what I wanted for our anniversary (he keeps trying) I knew right away. I had taken my Singer Featherweight in to have a new cord put on. My old one was frayed and held together with elections tape. There is a great guy near here that services and sells Featherweights so we went there a couple weeks ago. We took the boys and made a fun day of it. When I mentioned that I had always wanted a white one he brought one out for me to look at. Pristine, circa 1964, never been used. I repeat, NEVER BEEN USED!!!!!! I didn't take it home that day, but again, when Sweety asked what gift I wanted I didn't hesitate. We called him up and made another trip back over.


So, without further ado, I would like to introduce you to the newest member of our family!

Yea!!!!!! Isn't she beautiful? I don't know if you know much about "white" featherweights. Some, not all, but some turn a creamy shade of the lightest green. In fact, I was going to name my new machine "Pearl" until I saw exactly how much the green shows up. It doesn't show up much in the photos but believe me, it's there.

She's not only green, but she's made in Scotland. How utterly perfect is that? If you have any ideas on what to name her, let me know. She's a fine wee bonny lass!


She came with a case, as well as lots of attachments. The case shows some wear, which is normal considering their age and the materials used. I use a little travel case when I travel with a featherweight so this case will be put on display and pampered.

I'm not one for garage sales, but when I see one I usually slow down and glance over to see if I can spot a little black or turquoise featherweight case. I'll still do it. You might want to, as well!

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19 comments:

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

Happy Anniversary to you and Sweety - and enjoy that sweet gift!! What a dreamy present.

The Green Pea said...

Jean Happy Anniversary to you and Sweetie! What a lovely gift. My name would be Sweet Pea. Sweet for Mr. Sweetie and Pea because it is green. Hugs for both of you, sandi

Lallee said...

Happy anniversary and congratulations for 42 years.

Pearl--oh my! She is CLASSY! I have never seen a white one before. I know you will enjoy this present immensely!

Anne Sutton said...

She's a beauty! Happy Anniversary to you and that sweet husband of yours. It's the perfect present!

carol fun said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! What a wonderful gift - I've always wanted a white Featherweight too. Maybe someday I'll find one -- Happy stitching on thid little gem!

PamKittyMorning said...

Congratulations on your anniversary!!!! And what a super gift!! so cute!

Liane said...

Nice to meet you, and Happy Anniversary!! What a beauty your new family member is!! I am jealous!
-Liane

Lallee said...

Jean, I got the Marshall's Scottie about two weeks ago. In my store, it was on a shelf in the back of the store in the home goods department. Hope you can find one!

Thimbleanna said...

Oh Miss Jean! You lucky, lucky girl!!! She's beautiful! How 'bout Fiona Featherweight? Happy, Happy Anniversary Miss Jean!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Happy Anniversary to my dear friends!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOWZERS! Time flies when you are having FUN!

I have to agree with Anna, Fiona would be a sweet name! It is Scottish and translates to fair haired. Though Pearl has no hair YET, she could be dolled up with some thread to resemble hair!

Happy day and great gift! (S...you done good!).

xo
becky

ChaChaneen said...

Oh my gosh!! How exciting! I just got a gently used sewing machine too! I've had it up on my sidebar under 'Dreaming' for probably a year now and I was just blessed with a hand-me-down and I couldn't be happier! Your machine is BEAUTIFUL! I gasped actually when I saw the pic! Happy Anniversary!!!!

Mary Ellen said...

Jean a very happy anniversary to you and hubby!!

I had to laugh when you mentioned that you would rather pick out your gifts yourself- I'm a bit that way too! In fact this year when Bill asked what I wanted I begged him to please not buy me anything but give me a day of his time to do some major yard things that I need done. Much rather do that as I really cannot think of a thing I would like to have at the moment- oh a cricut machine but not even going there with all the expense there is to them!

bee blessed
mary

Linda A. said...

How blessed are you with your
wonderful Featherweight machine!!
I don't even sew and I am always
drawn to those cute little machines. Fun, fun, fun!
Happy Anniversary,
Linda A (Becky's friend)and yours,
I hope....
Modesto

Lori said...

Congratulations on 42 years!!! The sewing machine is so perfect and adorable! What a terrific gift!!

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

I love your featherweight. I have a black one and it's such fun to use. I thought you had found a pink one when I saw your first photo and I almost had a heart attack. I would love to have a pink one.
Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby.

frayedattheedge said...

I've just popped over from Thimleanna to see your gorgeous Featherweight - as I too am Scottish, I think you should name it after me!! Regards, Anne

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Oh my, what a gem of a sewing machine....She's "SEW" pretty!
They just don't make um like they use too...
I think you should call her "SEW Pretty".
A very happy anniversary to you, a very special day to cherish..
Have a sweet day, Hugs,Elizabeth

Becky said...

What a great addition to your family! How about Lassie for a name? Enjoy!

Sinta Renee said...

I like the name Sweet Pea that someone else mentioned! I was just going to do a post on those special additions to the family. Oh, and happy anniversary!