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Thread: Happy 102nd Birthday Miss Nancy

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    Happy 102nd Birthday Miss Nancy

    Many of you saw my post last fall entitled "Kansas Farmer's Daughter and Miss Nancy." Miss Nancy is a 102 year old Singer Red Eye 66-2 treadle. She was gifted to me by my dear friend, Nancy...a Kansas farmer's daughter and returned home with us in October. In honor of the 102nd anniversary of her allotted date from the Singer Manufacturing Company of January 8, 1910...I refurbished her...inside and out (thanks to Billy's tutorial). The "after" photos were taken on January 8, 2012 - her 102nd Birthday! Although she shows her age a bit, she is stunning, and has a true place of honor in our home...awaiting her first quilting project in Arizona! Her tension is adjusted, and she purrs. Her "robin's egg blue" belt was sold to me by a Mennonite woman at the Country Variety Store in Haven, Kansas on our return home. She says they work much better for her than the traditional belts, as they are easier to get on.

    I'm still ISO a front belt guide spring for her. The guide is there, but not the large spring. If any of you have a resource, I'd really appreciate a PM. I found one on E-bay, but it included the belt guide and screw, which are not needed...and the price was $23+ shipping. Another source I found did not have any in stock (pdf attachment of their on-line listing to give you an idea of what I'm looking for).

    I'm attaching 2 pdf files of before and after pictures.
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    she really is a pretty girl...........hope you and I will look that good when we are her age............
    Judy, retired RN, alias 4 dogs and in the mountains of western North Carolina.

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    Wow, she is pretty.

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    Miss Nancy is sure a beauty now. I do like your PDF photo collages. Is that hard to do?
    Sweet Caroline

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    Lovely job on Miss Nancy. You'll enjoy using her. I'm curious about the blue belt--is it leather or some other material?
    I have a screw driver and YouTube--I can fix it!

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    You sure a beautiful girl Miss Nancy. Happy b-day to you and many more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caroline S View Post
    Miss Nancy is sure a beauty now. I do like your PDF photo collages. Is that hard to do?
    I created the journal page in Word, then saved them as both a Word document and a PDF file, which is easier to e-mail. You have to format your pictures with a "tight" layout so the text can be written around the photos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bennett View Post
    Lovely job on Miss Nancy. You'll enjoy using her. I'm curious about the blue belt--is it leather or some other material?
    The blue belt is a narrow flexible plastic tubing, cut to length, then pushed onto a small metal flanged connector (included). It was $4 and the little country store owner (a small out building on her brother's dairy farm) said it was the only type she would use.
    "Find Joy in the Journey"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hummer Lady View Post
    I created the journal page in Word, then saved them as both a Word document and a PDF file, which is easier to e-mail. You have to format your pictures with a "tight" layout so the text can be written around the photos.
    Thanks. I think I may play with it.
    Sweet Caroline

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    How did you get the base and pedal to look so good? I've got a White (brand) machine that I will be refurbishing once it's warm enough to work in the garage.
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