Meet Adele! {my new "to me" sewing machine}

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I am so happy to introduce you to my new (to me) baby :)  Isn't she cute?!?  I bought this Singer Featherweight from a fellow guild member and couldn't be more pleased with my purchase.  What I've learned about her so far is that she was manufactured in 1952, but not a lot more than that. Adele

She runs great and in fact, I have already used her to piece together the scrappy binding that was used on my Happy Geese quilt.

Adele's first binding

In our house we tend to give names to items/possessions that have garnered our affection.  For example, my car is Betty, and I do love it...so when I brought this sweet thing home, I knew immediately that she needed a name and Adele seemed to fit perfectly.  I'm hoping to use this machine on sewing days where I meet with friends/family and won't have to take my larger machine.  It will also be nice to have an extra "running" machine in the house for friends to come over and visit/sew together.

I am planning on reading up on all I need to know about the Singer Featherweight machines so that I can keep her happy and running well for years to come.  Anyone else out there have a Singer Featherweight with tips or stories to share?

Amanda