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 :)
So link for a chance to win something specific to YOUR goals :)
Thanks for reading along and have a blessed weekend!