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  1. What book are you reading now?

    by , 11-26-2011 at 09:46 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    I am reading The Hangman's Daughter by Oliver Potzsch. It is a very good mystery set in the late 1600's.

    I am reading Season of the Machete by James Patterson. I ran out of MAck Bolan and Phoenix Force books. til I get to town and find the lady I get them from.
  2. I got one! I got one!

    by , 11-26-2011 at 09:07 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by MrsBoats View Post
    I met the guy from CL today, to check out his grandmother's Featherweight. It's in really good shape, and after I pulled a pound of lint from her feed dogs and unwound the mess around her bobbin, she purrs nicely (especially with a big drink of oil!) and miraculously, the case smells of...nothing. Apparently it's been in Grandma's closet for the last 20 or 25 years. She died this past spring, and now they're breaking up her household. (The guy's house was chock *full* of gorgeous antiques from his
  3. Bookmarked Tutorials

    by , 11-26-2011 at 08:13 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Jo M View Post
  4. Vintage Domestic Sewing Machine, Model 801

    by , 11-26-2011 at 07:06 PM (annthreecats ~~~my blissful crafting journey~~~)
    I lifted the head of the sewing machine out of the cabinet and found the model number and serial number for the machine. This is the machine my DD inherited from her Grandmother. DD did not have anywhere to store it so I told her I would keep it at my house for her. It's a lovely machine and seems to run great. Tomorrow I will give her a good wipe down (she's quite dusty and grimy) and see how well she stitches. DD named her after her grandmother, Carolina. I'll post a picture in my sewing ...

    Updated 11-27-2011 at 08:54 AM by annthreecats

  5. Catchup

    by , 11-26-2011 at 05:32 PM (Ladyquilter and aspiring knitnut)
    I didn't reallize it had been so long since posting. We are spending the Thanksgiving holiday with my granddaughter, her dad and his folks in Florida.
    It was a grueling 3-day 1600+ mile trip and we start home early Monday morning.
    Our visit has been great. Today Gabby saw Santa and Mrs. Claus and got a reindeer painted on her face. No, she is not wearing it to church tomorrow, lol.
    I have to get into high gear upon arriving home to get Christmas quilted on the longarm and
  6. belts for treadles

    by , 11-26-2011 at 03:15 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Phyllis nm View Post
    About 20 years ago I bought “new” leathers for my 104 and 114 machines and the leather was old I guess. They kept breaking, and I hate the replacing the clips. I went to my air condition/ plumbing supply and bought regular fan belts from them. I have never a problem since.
    I called all over town and found one long and thin enough to fit my 29-4 but I had to cut it to get it on the machine. That was not easy to clip together
  7. what would you do if your daughter came home and said you ex is getting married and ?

    by , 11-26-2011 at 01:21 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by walkswithwolves View Post
    I would help her. Because it didn't work out between your X and you should not, cause problems between you and your daughter. So hold your head high and say to yourself I can do this.
    I agree, love is love and sharing with your daughter is so much more important than any X . Besides think of the life lesson you teach your daughter!
  8. Hot Bacon Dressing, Pa Dutch style

    by , 11-26-2011 at 01:05 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Ellageo View Post
    HI! I live in Pennsylvania Dutch country & this is just about a "staple" around here!
    Bacon Dressing:
    1/4 lb bacon 1/4 cp vinegar
    1/2 cp sugar 1/2 cp water (vinegar & sugar to taste)
    2 eggs beaten
    Fry diced bacon.(best bacon for this is fatty! bacon!) Beat eggs, sugar, vinegar, & water. Add mixture to diced bacon & bring to a boil. Thicken with 1 Tblsp flour or cornstartch.
  9. Sewing Christmas Gifts.

    by , 11-26-2011 at 12:38 PM (annthreecats ~~~my blissful crafting journey~~~)
    I finally started sewing the potholders I'm making for Christmas gifts. I assembled 12 potholder tops this morning. I have 3 more to make. I'm giving away one to each of my 7 co-workers and one to each of my bosses' wifes, a couple to each of brother, and one set for me. I just have to cut the backs out, the insul-brite and I have the cotton batting on order. I will get the cotton batting in about 9 days.

    I have to cast on to knit one more dishcloth, and they will all be done. ...
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  10. replacing treadle belt

    by , 11-26-2011 at 11:09 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by jlhmnj View Post
    Treadle belt is pretty easy and instructions sometimes come with belt. Here's what I'd do if I didn't have the 3n1 treadle pliers:
    ---Get proper size belt in natural leather (stay away from red) from SM supply, ebay or.....
    ---wrap belt around treadle pulley and SM pulley and pull tight and cut where ends meet (don't worry about cutting short the belt will stretch)
    ---examine wire staple that comes with belt, get drill bit slightly bigger than staple diameter and drill hole
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