Saturday, May 4, 2013
What a Day in Mahone Bay!
Quilters were lined up, waiting for the doors to open at 10 am this morning, at Trinity United Church in Mahone Bay, N.S. I was probably 25th in line. The Mahone Bay Quilters Guild was having their Yard Sale. And what a sale it was. My head is still spinning. My mission was to track down the two Featherweights for sale that were mentioned in the advertisement (thanks Karen). I have been searching for a Featherweight for a few years . When I entered the large room filled with tables piled with quilters remnants, fat quarters, books, patterns, everything quilty you could imagine. Laurie Swim was there too. I bought 3 large bags of scraps, that were from Suttles and Seawinds. Each bag was $2.00. I got a large bag of precut diamonds from Suttles. That was 10.00. There must be 700 triangles! There were so many amazing buys. I stopped at the first table, lots of vintage buttons and laces and then as I glanced around the room, I saw them....two sweet little Singer Featherweights. One was complete with case and that was 200.00 but the other one caught my eye. It was a 221, made in 1955 in the US. It didnt have a case, but I fell in love with it. It sews like a dream, just needs a new belt. I asked how much, and when she said 75.00, I said "SOLD". So needless to say, I am a happy quilter today.