Sep 12, 2018

I'm not a featherweight


I saw Vonna's post about sewing machines, namely, the vintage Singer Featherweight.  It looked like mine.  So I opened the case and thought it was.  But it wasn't.  The darn thing is heavy!  I checked the model numbers and mine begins with AG 516.  After WWII, the numbers start back up with AG 526. 
 

 
 
 
 
But still, it was mom's and she treasured it.  I do think they are pretty with the stenciling and the fancy silver.  I have attachments for it but I use my other machine, not quite as vintage but still an old metal model.  And I still have the black Singer toy in box and it works.

 
 
 
 
Another reason I am not personally a featherweight ....
fried green tomatoes.
Crumble Feta cheese over and drizzle Ariston balsamic.  I have reduced balsamic to a syrup and it tastes just as good, but Ariston is handy, already a syrup.



 
 

I was going through the linen and came across the Birds of a Feather pieces that I need to figure a price for.  Do not want.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
As for the PS charts, I was bombarded with requests for purchase from the entire lot to individual numbers.  I haven't priced them yet and will post a sale date, and let you know then.  Not easy because some of the charts are getting a low price and some quite a bit higher.  This Sparrow linen sold for $30 + ship for a 13 x 17 piece!  When items are no longer available it makes it more difficult.   Hopefully I will work it out this weekend, I know I keep saying that, but my sister still isn't doing much for herself even though the doc was very pleased with all her results.  She has a habit of milking it for all its worth.  She has never ever talked about after she is gone, but she sure has been doing that lately.  She's getting rid of things, giving items to family members, calling friends she has neglected.  Weird.
 
Anyway, for sure this weekend I will let you know about the chart sale for PS, the samplers another time.  It will probably be here and on my Facebook page. 
 
There isn't much I can do to help those in the path of the storm, please be overly cautious and take no chances.
 
Pumpkin zucchini bread this afternoon.
Thanks for visiting.
 
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13 comments:

Rugs and Pugs said...

Old sewing machines sure are beautiful and yes, they do weigh a ton.
Those fried green tomatoes look quite yummy!

Daffycat said...

I’m not an expert on the old black Singers but I think yours is a 99K.

Barb said...

Oh that pumpkin zucchini bread sounds wonderful. I love fried green tomatoes! Can you tell it is close to my dinner time, my first comments are about your food! Those old machines are very pretty.

Berit said...

I say don't rush on the PS charts! As for BoaF, I LOVED their linen colors, if not their linen floppiness. I thought their linen making/recipies got sold to someone who was carrying it on; but that may be very old news!

Ginny said...

Pumpkin Zucchini bread sounds awesome. Would you share the recipe, please?

C M Designs said...

I, as well as Ginny, would love your pumpkin zucchini bread recipe. Your fried tomatoes look delicious.
Am glad Carole's doctor is pleased.
Take care. We may get some of Florence next week. You too ?
Charlotte in Va.

BARBARA SHORES said...

I have a wonderful recipe from a local and very popular restaurant in Glendora, CA. for this bread. I LOVE it. Enjoy, I just may make up a batch here too. Wish we could get some of that rain ... we are still in drought mode. Pray for rain in California ...
Peace and Blessing for all,
Barb

Penny said...

That is a beautiful sewing machine! I know my sister has one that came from our great grandmother - I'm scheming how I can get my hands on it. : ) Oh, those tomatoes!

Margaret said...

If it's heavy, it's definitely not a featherweight! lol! Featherweights are in huge demand in the quilting community. They are easily luggable to classes and stuff. I got one years and years ago when I was more of a quilter than I am now. Small and portable, and not too heavy to lug around.

Mugwump Woolies said...

Love that beautiful machine!
Robyn

Carol said...

Loved seeing your old Singer, Marly! I have my grandma's from 1929 (a model 99), but I am afraid to try it out due to the frayed cord. I need to look into having that replaced before I attempt to sew with it.

Good luck sorting out your sale items--you sure have some goodies in the lot :)

Natasha said...
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Natasha said...

She sure is a beauty though!!!
OMG I could eat my weight in fried green tomatoes LOL have a wonderful Sunday. It's been awhile since I've read any blogs so I've got a lot to catch up on 😁

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