The owner of a local antique shop knows I love sewing machines. John called me during the winter and said I have another Featherweight, however, it isn't a gem like the others. After a few more snow storms I finally made it to the shop, and of course, said I'll take it! I have oiled it and had the pedal wires changed today (thank you Andrew) and have decided that this is the Featherweight that I'll have custom painted. Thinking green. Any advice or suggestions from quilters who have a custom painted Featherweight?