Meet My Annabelle
This is her "before" photo. She has been in a box for years. I looked up her serial number on a featherweight website and she was made in 1934. That makes next year her 80th Birthday!! I know my mom Anne Dunn Meredith used this machine but it could also have been used by her mom Clara Brechter Giesselman or her sister Margaret Giesselman.
I borrowed a book/manual from Dr Deb Fox on how to clean and maintain your featherweight.
With the very detailed instructions in this book I felt like I was ready to get this machine up and running.
I bought a few tools to help me.
And set about taking her apart and cleaning out the dust bunnies.
I used the little singer bottles of machine oil and put everything back together. The feet on the bottom were falling apart. They were like the gum you find stuck under the table at school. I pried them off and found some on Ebay for $5-$6. I cleaned all the old masking tape off the sewing surface that had been used to mark seam allowances I wound the bobbin and threaded the machine.
She shines !!!
She sews !!!
I am in love !!!
Annabelle (as I have named her) only sews forward and backwards. She is perfect for piecing. Today her and I worked on a bright and colorful quilt.
LIFE IS GOOD !!