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Thread: The Advantages of Sewing on a Treadle

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    Okay we have been having some really bad storms here the past couple of days. Yesterday the tree next door got hit by lightning and literally blew up.....that was pretty cool looking.

    But the electricity went out today while I was out in the Studio servicing a couple of treadle heads and I was running one in when my wife came out to tell me that the electricity was off. :roll: After she told me about the revelation she asked how I was able to keep sewing if I didnt have any electricity..........

    Never missing a beat I just pointed to the treadle and smiled :mrgreen:

    Billy

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    Right on Billy!! That is one reason I wanted a Treadle! A back up when the electricity is out! It happens here more in the winter tho!

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    I want a treadle! Wow you are so lucky! so did you sew while the power was off on your cool treadle!

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    I want a treadle! Wow you are so lucky! so did you sew while the power was off on your cool treadle!
    Never stopped once! After I was finished with that head I slapped another on in its spot and started running it in. I am telling you our fore fathers had it going on!!!

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    Well...that would take care of the sewing prob. However, my poor old eyes wouldn't be able to see without the 15 lights I have to have one when I sew! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by aorlflood
    Well...that would take care of the sewing prob. However, my poor old eyes wouldn't be able to see without the 15 lights I have to have one when I sew! LOL
    ahh but harbor freight has these NEAT little led lights that are magnetic and will go on the front of your treadle! They are on my list of must haves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Okay we have been having some really bad storms here the past couple of days. Yesterday the tree next door got hit by lightning and literally blew up.....that was pretty cool looking.

    But the electricity went out today while I was out in the Studio servicing a couple of treadle heads and I was running one in when my wife came out to tell me that the electricity was off. :roll: After she told me about the revelation she asked how I was able to keep sewing if I didnt have any electricity..........

    Never missing a beat I just pointed to the treadle and smiled :mrgreen:

    Billy

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    Quote Originally Posted by BKinCO
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    Play nice!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    WHAT?? I didn't say a word ;)
    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Quote Originally Posted by BKinCO
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    Play nice!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Billy

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    When our electricity goes out I always tell DD to turn the tv on so that we can have something to do. LOL

    That tree blowing up would have been an awesome thing to see. I got to watch a tornado tear up barns and lightpoles not quite a mile N. of our house one time when I still lived on the farm. Although it was devasting to the people hit it was an awesome thing to watch. Nature's power and fury are amazing to see. Not that they're good things---just awe inspiring.

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