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Thread: Janie Doe, the 15 Clone - make over

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    Janie Doe, the 15 Clone - make over

    There she was, on CL.
    Shouting COME AND GET ME! please...
    My kind of rescue.
    I sent an email to the lady named Jane.
    Got a reply -
    YES!!! Janie Doe the 15 clone is mine!!!
    I left immediately (I didn't want Jane to change her mind.)
    When I got there I found Janie Doe, the 15 Clone trapped in a sewing table.
    She was not able to lift her head at all without hitting the table top.
    Even her foot control was tightly screwed to the table.
    I think it gave her the blues.
    Janie Doe, the 15 Clone was homeless until Jane rescued her from a closet in the warehouse.
    Jane let Janie Doe, the 15 Clone sleep just outside her front door for many years
    but alas it was time for Jane and Janie Doe, the 15 Clone to part their ways.
    Jane and I gently moved Janie Doe, the 15 Clone out of her loft on a flat car,
    over a noisy metal bridge, down the elevator, down a ramp and into my car.
    Janie Doe, the 15 Clone did not complain - maybe she felt secure in her table?
    I took her on the first ride she had in a long time - poor thing couldn't even look out the window.
    There is no evidence that Janie Doe, the 15 Clone was car sick at all,
    but since she is so heavy I doubt if she will travel around very far.
    Janie arrived at my little shop.
    (I shortened her name - my fingers were tired... besides, Jane is out of the scene.)
    Poor Janie was stuck -very stuck- no access to her entrapment hinges at all.
    DH, my own super hero, immediately released her from her entrapment by unscrewing the top of the cabinet.
    Janie is in dire need of a clean up.
    She has fuzzy grime in her bobbin area,
    dried on oil in other places and a good amount of dust on her motor.
    Her wheels and gears don't want to turn.
    Janie is sort of plain in a 1969 sort of way.
    Janie's birthday may be February 18, 1969 -
    (it is stamped inside the entrapment table.)
    She came with no accessories at all.
    Her paint while dirty still has some of that old sparkle.
    Her cords are not too fragile and her foot control looks good.
    She will need a good clean up and a different place to park herself.
    Janie has a knob to drop her dogs and set her feet to dancin'
    Meanwhile Ms Franklin, the 15 Clone fits in the entrapment table nicely and is
    much happier than in the termite chewed frame she was trying to live in.
    Ms Franklin doesn't care, it's nice to have a firm foundation for once
    and makes her feel so much younger.
    Last edited by miriam; 11-20-2011 at 06:55 AM.

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    Oh dear, I can't get the pictures to go on here... Janie is a blue Japanese 15 sewing machine.
    Friday, Iris, Hannah and I worked on Janie. Janie had a little dried on oil and lots of grime. Nothing moved. Hannah lovingly cleaned up Janie's dirty body and polished her rusty chrome. Then she dotted dabs of Tri-flo on all of Janie's moving parts while I turned the balance wheel. It took a lot of dabbing and turning but all of a sudden Janie was free. We set her to sewing and she sews like a dream. I gifted Hannah with Janie for her birthday/graduation.
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    Will the REAL 15 clone please stand up
    Her twin is pictured on #7. I guess the twin's pic will have to do.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

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    One more try for a picture - oh never mind.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

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    There's a limit on the file sizes accepted now.

    Your camera or software should have options for sending and storing your photos - chances are, you are taking pictures at the highest possible resolution, which is what you need to print your pictures, but too large for viewing on a computer screen.

    If you shrink your photo to "email" size, the bulletin board should accept it just fine.

    Or maybe you have photo editing software like Photoshop or Paint Shop Pro - you can resize your digital photos and save a small version of your photos that are more suitable for email or bulletin boards.

    Or (if you have Windows 7, this might be the easiest way) you can find the file in Windows Explorer, right click on the file and click "Preview" A new window will open up with your photo previewed. Click on the Email button above it and you will get a drop-down menu - choose "Smaller 640 x 480" and click "Attach" The program will open a new email for you with the resized picture attached. Right click on the attachment and click "Save As" to save it somewhere on your hard drive.

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    Love your story! Hopefully after resizing your pictures and sending we will be able to see lovely Janie.

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    What a lovely story!! Sounds like a "happily ever after"!! Can't wait to see pics!

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    For miriam

    I'm posting the photos of the Jane Doe makeover for Miriam...if you have questions, she'll have to be the one to answer!
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    Some more of Miriam's machine.
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    And some more....
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