Saturday, May 09, 2009

Pink 'Festival' Find

While rummaging about at a small resale shop in Canal Winchester (Ohio), I found this beauty.....and to my surprise, it was pink! I did get this Brother Festival for only 6 dollars and it actually works and appears to be in good condition. The story behind it was a son who was cleaning up his mother's things (so she could move to an assisted living apartment), brought it to the shop to 'let it go'.

I have been thinking about for a long time to get my own sewing machine since I have been using my grandmother's extra one and she always needs it back for certain projects when she returns from her jaunts to Florida.
However, I am not much of a sewing expert. Maybe one day I will pick up quilting or something. For right now, I will just focus on little projects (not sure what exactly tho).

One problem remains to be solved: I need to figure out how to thread it. If anyone has any experience with this model, has a similar Brother machine or a good link to a manual, please send some advice my way, as this machine came without a manual. I did search the net and could not find anything as of yet.
Thanks so much for stopping by :) Hope that you all go and visit Beverly over at How Sweet the Sound for more Pink Saturday fun.
~Till next time!

13 comments:

Chandy said...

Wow, I wonder about all the cute things that came out of that plus all the ones you'll come up with!

Katie said...

Wow! That is quite a find! I wish I could offer help on threading it but I don't have a clue! Happy Pink Saturday!

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Happy Pink Saturday and Have a great Mother's Day ~ Susan

Marie Reed said...

6 dollars! It's the cat's meow!

Blissful Melissa said...

LOVE that old sewing machine!!...it would have come home with me too. :)

Wish I knew how to thread it. Call brother, see if they can be of help. See if there is a serial number of some kind on it.

I once called KitchenAid with a question about my G-Mom's OLD mixer, they were quite informative.

Happy Pink weekend!
Melissa

Debby said...

WOW!!!! This is such a great find. I know nothing about sewing machines, so could be of no help. LOL..Happy Pink Saturday.
Debby

♥Mimi♥ said...

Such a l♥vely post for Pink Saturday. This is the one day of the week when I get to visit some of the best blogs in cyberspace and indulge my passion for pink.

Happy Mother's Day. I wish you all the peace and joy that a day in celebration of motherhood can bring. You don't have to grow a baby in your womb to be a mother...all you have to do is to l♥ve a human being with compassion and tenderness.

BTW, am I EVER JEALOUS!

Robin said...

I sew a bit but have never owned a Brother.....only Singer. Both of my sewing machines thread the same way even though they are 15 years apart in age. So I'm just guessing that maybe it threads the same as a newer machine. Maybe all non commercial sewing machines thread the same.? Ask your grandma to take a look at it. :-)

Have a beautiful (pink) Mother's Day.

Claudia said...

I bet if you went on Brother's site you could find information on the machine. It is so cute! Happy Pink Saturday!

Abby Lanes said...

How wonderful! Amazing.
Happy Pink Saturday!

Susie Jefferson said...

What a gorgeous machine - what a FIND! Try this link to see if Brother have the manual (I didn't see the Festival name, but I did see two ltd edn machines listed, and you also might have a model number on the machine): http://tinyurl.com/otcljn and this UK link (I'm sure there must be US ones) http://tinyurl.com/ragfhb

Here are all the instruction videos you'll ever need: http://tinyurl.com/7uqez

Hope this helps, enjoy your new machine and Happy Pink Saturday!

someplace in thyme said...

I would love to give that pretty machine a go, Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Mothers Day too, Char

The Muse said...

Oh goodness! I would have grabbed that as well! LOL...

I am on a lat lunch break from the farm...and wanted to let you know I am adding you to my follow list as well as putting you on my blogroll!

Any time you don't hear from me just rattle the chains..and come get me! LOL

have a great weekend!