I purchased it from a dear friend, who is an experienced Singer sewer and who had this 'extra' machine. No, really! She has two Featherweights, bought this one, and then found another 301 with cabinet. So now this one is mine.
I have named her Ginette. That name is in an old French textbook I thrifted the same week that the machine came to live here.
The gold detailing on the machine is so beautiful.
And so is Daisy, my pretty black cat, who just had to have her picture taken with Ginette.
Here's Daisy again, in my spring tote bag:
I've already finished two projects with the new machine: a quilted summer bag that was nearly done for a while (stalled after putting in the magnetic snap on that one), and a 'Tiny Happy' bag, made from an old pillowcase with a pattern from Tiny Happy blog. Will post pics of the bags tomorrow.
So pleased to have a substantial machine -- one that does not stall when confronted with a bulky seam. The motor just purrs. It's my new love. (Don't tell Daisy.)