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Thread: Oh no! Someone should take my wallet away from me!

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    Junior Member Kittywolf13's Avatar
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    Oh no! Someone should take my wallet away from me!

    This weekend I went to my first TOGA! Treadle on gathering academy! It was held in brooksville, fl a quaint little town with wonderfully old homes and buildings! The meet itself was held in a wonderfully old home. every one was so nice and their kindness rubbed off because they even got my boyfriend to try sewing on a hand crank!! I was so tickled to see him trying and he didn't do half bad for his first time ever sewing or useing a machine.

    He was my lucky charm, I gave him one of my raffle tickets and told him to pick one of the raffle machines for me. I won a 66 red eye!! One of the two machines I wanted! (I also one a few patterns, books and misc goodies) I also purchased a 99, motorized, has original manual, traveling suitcase and a custom made table for her to sit in! The table js beautiful.

    Im thinking of converting ol red eye into a hhand crank. Originally wanted to convert the 99 because she is smaller but shes so nice, and the 66 has no home treadle to call her own and I don't really have room for another treadle table in my home at the moment. So a HC might be the perfect solution! Can't wait to spend some time oiling her and such. No pics yet but they will be coming I'm sure!
    Proud owner of: Eleanor, a 1896 Willcox & Gibbs Chain Stitch Treadle
    Tucci, a 1952 Singer Featherweight
    my mothers Singer Touch & Sew 758
    Flower, Brother XR 6060
    1910 Singer 66
    Singer 99K
    Shadow, 1929 Singer 128 (currently w/hand crank)

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    Lucky you! But...be careful, you're building a herd....
    If you feel like you're special...it's 'cause you are!
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    You might need to check into an intervention! Sounds like you've got a bad case of it.

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    I know! I know! It's so bad but fun too. Technically I off loaded a machine this weekend so I only really gained one machine! Is that safe logic. Hanaha! I think I'm good for now unless I find something amazing! All in all I did better then I thought I would honestly. Haha!
    Proud owner of: Eleanor, a 1896 Willcox & Gibbs Chain Stitch Treadle
    Tucci, a 1952 Singer Featherweight
    my mothers Singer Touch & Sew 758
    Flower, Brother XR 6060
    1910 Singer 66
    Singer 99K
    Shadow, 1929 Singer 128 (currently w/hand crank)

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    Kittywolf,
    That twisted logic works for me! TOGAs are dangerous. lol The last one I went to I only bought one machine, a 1916 Singer 66-1 red eye, but I'd planned on that one before I left home. Her name is Ruth and lives in the franken treadle cabinet; it has a Singer top and Elgin irons. Sews very smooth and quietly.
    I did get rid of a 66-18 and its cabinet, someone won it in the raffle. Dh was happy about that.
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    Awww she's beautiful! Mine is much more worn. But I'm fond of the beat up ones. can't wait to get her a box and try and attach her hand crank. Then I can get some thread and and see how she sews!
    Proud owner of: Eleanor, a 1896 Willcox & Gibbs Chain Stitch Treadle
    Tucci, a 1952 Singer Featherweight
    my mothers Singer Touch & Sew 758
    Flower, Brother XR 6060
    1910 Singer 66
    Singer 99K
    Shadow, 1929 Singer 128 (currently w/hand crank)

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    so finally got around to taking a few quick pics!

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    she has no name yet, but i've cleaned out her bobbin jam, oiled her and gently wiped her down. (she couldnt probably use a better cleaning) but she runs my smoother now. im in the process of getting her a box to sit in and then i can work on putting on her hand crank.
    Proud owner of: Eleanor, a 1896 Willcox & Gibbs Chain Stitch Treadle
    Tucci, a 1952 Singer Featherweight
    my mothers Singer Touch & Sew 758
    Flower, Brother XR 6060
    1910 Singer 66
    Singer 99K
    Shadow, 1929 Singer 128 (currently w/hand crank)

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