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Thread: Early Christmas Surprise

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    Early Christmas Surprise

    Knock! Knock! Knock! An old friend was at my door two nights ago and brought me the best early Christmas present I've ever received! She and her husband and daughter unloaded a 1927 Singer treadle sewing machine..........in working condition! All my new baby needs is a good cleaning and a belt, and I'm ready to set out on a new adventure. Her name is Betty...........same as my 85 year old mother. I haven't quit smiling yet. Now the real dilema...........I already have a 1908/09 Red Eye (machine only), that would fit perfectly in the cabinet..........which shall I use?
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    lol, that sounds like you have only good decisions to make. Have fun playing with her.
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    Can the ladies take turns in the cabinet until you get another cabinet?
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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    I would leave my friends gift as is and be looking for another cabinet. Don't do anything to lessen the joy they have from giving you such a wonderful gift that they thought would make you so happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old hen View Post
    Knock! Knock! Knock! An old friend was at my door two nights ago and brought me the best early Christmas present I've ever received! She and her husband and daughter unloaded a 1927 Singer treadle sewing machine..........in working condition! All my new baby needs is a good cleaning and a belt, and I'm ready to set out on a new adventure. Her name is Betty...........same as my 85 year old mother. I haven't quit smiling yet. Now the real dilema...........I already have a 1908/09 Red Eye (machine only), that would fit perfectly in the cabinet..........which shall I use?
    You can swap them occasionally and use both....how fun!! Good for you!! Enjoy your treadle.

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    Sounds like fun decisions to make. You can play with both machines in the cabinet and decide from there.
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    What a wonderful gift. Everytime you look at her or sew with her, you'll smile.

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    nice friends!!

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    How lucky can one be! Wow!

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    Wow! What a wonderful gift! A very sweet friend!!
    Be a blessing to others, as you may entertain angels unaware!

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