Monday, February 13, 2006

It's good to have friends...

...that work at a quilt store!!! Look what I got in the mail from Nines today. The floral one and the yellow one are each about 2 yards each and the blue one is one yard. Yummy! Isn't she sweet to me? She teases me about my blue and yellow rut, but look what fabrics she sends me!
Saturday in the mail, I got a new book I had ordered from called "The Featherweight 221 and I". The guy that wrote it used to be some kind of mechanical engineer so all the drawings are great. He explains everything from how to thread the machine, oil and lube it, to adjusting the foot pedal or even replacing the wiring. Today I gave my machine a good oiling and lubing, took apart the bobbin housing to check for threads, took apart the top tensioner to clean it out, and took apart the foot pedal to see what the wiring looks like. And yes, I managed to get it all back together again and it still works! This is a great book to have if you have a featherweight. He even gives you step by step instructions for refurbishing the paint job - or repainting it if necessary. I would highly recommend it. has it for $24.95. I have seen it on a couple of quilt store sites for over $30.

Time to go start dinner!


  1. this beats taking a yearly class at a cost of $40 too! Good for you to tackle doing that...

  2. What a great tip for the book. I have also a featherweight and it is good to have a book like this!

  3. You are lucky to have a friend like Nines who sends you fabric :)
    I have a featherweight that I would like to start using...need to have it serviced though...hmmm maybe I could do it myself, nah! rather have someone else to it.
    the first time around!

  4. I can't believe you did all that! You're brave! Thanks for the recommendation on the book. I must order it!

    Judy L.

  5. Hey that is gorgeous fabric and I'm not a blue and yellow person! Oh I've always wanted a featherweight - I'm so impressed at all you did with your new book - VERY COOL!