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    Jim- new member

    Hello,

    I'm from Petaluma, California. I'm just getting started with sewing. An old White Dressmaster Rotary (Pine Cone) appeared at my house (via my mother-in-law) and was forgotten in the garage. I purchased a Singer 306w (Ugly Duckling) machine for my wife about 7 years ago. It was also forgotten in the garage; uncovered. I pulled them out and tried to get one of them working to do some Sunbrella projects for my boat. I couldn't get them to do it because I had it all wrong. I was told by numerous people the two machines were not up to the task. So I went and bought a set-up, working Pfaff130 (Ulf) and took a sewing class.

    After hours of cleaning on the Ugly Duckling, and a light oiling of Pine Cone (already pristine), we now have three working machines. Ulf had been overhauled by the previous owner.

    Now my daughter took a liking to Pine Cone and has already made a Christmas stocking, and expressed interest in making quilts; which brings me here.

    On Christmas Eve, we had all three machines set up working at the kitchen table working on various projects. I finished a tiller cover for the boat and both kids made there own Christmas Stockings; really cool. My wife hates sewing so she cheered us on.

    So hello from my family to you all, and I hope to share with you our successful projects.

    Jim
    Last edited by QuiltnNan; 12-26-2012 at 06:48 AM. Reason: language

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    we welcome you and your family! this is a great place to visit- find tutorials, lots of pictures, inspiration & helpful hints...we hope you become a regular and share pictures of your projects with us- we all love to see what others are working on- sometimes we find ourselves in a *slump* and seeing what someone else came up with sure helps!
    my 2 sons & nephew all sew- and sure challenge me sometimes (force me out of my comfort zone)!
    hiding away in my stash where i'm warm, safe and happy
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    A big welcome from Leicestershire in the UK. Everyone is really welcoming and helpful on the forum so I'm sure you will enjoy it. Happy quilting!

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    Welcome Jim - lovely to see another man in our midst. You will find loads of info and variety on here.

    Waving to you from Australia.

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    Hi Jim welcome from NE Ohio.

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    Hi Jim .....welcome from across the pond ..... Gloucestershire UK

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    Welcome from Ireland
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    Hello Jim, welcome from northern California! You will enjoy it here!
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    Welcome, so glad you joined us. I love your story and the names you've named your machines.

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    The names are appropriate especially for Singer. Poor machine needs a facelift. "Ulf" is the noise you make when you lift the Pfaff. Pine Cone for obvious green color of the Dressmaster machine. Thank you all for the hearty warm welcome. Merry Christmas!!!

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