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Thread: Just could not say no!

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    Junior Member lynn_z's Avatar
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    Just could not say no!

    My son doesn't want me buying any more sewing machines or bowls but he doesn't understand my needs. When I took my big black lab for his morning constitutional, I saw my neighbors were having a front yard sale. These are the ones who never mow their lawn and have questionable character. I looked around a bit and started to leave empty handed when I saw a plastic sewing machine case...price was $5. Upon opening it, there was a nice 60s Singer 237 Fashion Mate so I asked if it worked and the girl say yes. After I paid her, she remembered it didn't work but for 5 bucks I didn't care. Filthy dirty and the can of oil in the little slot had leaked out so it's pretty nasty. When I tried it out, it wanted to run but couldn't so I naturally looked it up on the internet and it said "loosen screw A" so I did....works great! Yea Google! What I especially like is the fact that I can put it on a table and have more quilt area that my workhorse New Home cabinet does. It weighs 32 pounds so I probably won't be moving it around a lot.
    http://lyndaswhoknew.blogspot.com/

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    Awesome find, Congrats!!!!

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    For $5, you just had to bring it home! Good find.

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    buy what you want unless your son is paying for it

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    Congrats and enjoy!!
    One day, you'll only be a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.

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    What fun! It is always great with a little help we make things work.

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    have fun with her, I bought a 237 Fashion Mate in a cabinet for $20. The motor was really hesitating when I tested her, all she needed was a little oil and now she purrs like a kitten. I found she does great FM quilting.

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    I have a Fashion Mate as well. It is a nice machine. Congratulations!
    To make lots of quilts, is to have lots of scraps, and I do, and I do.
    BarbaraSue

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    I think you had $5 worth of fun and enjoyment.

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    Great find for 5 bucks! Happy sewing!
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