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My BIL uses diesel for everything - cleans up sewing machines too - about like kerosene.
Never let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
Sounds like I'll be going after the first one! And I was outbid again tonight and can't go more than I already have.
You guys are awesome!
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[QUOTE=mpeters1200;4711357]Sounds like I'll be going after the first one! And I was outbid again tonight and can't go more than I already have.
I've always had better luck on ebay than goodwill. Guess GW is a good cause and the bids seem to go higher or I need to practice my sniping. Fun to look at the machines even if I don't bid on anything. Good luck---lots of sewing machines in the ocean.
Spent all day quilting with my 201. Machine was working beautifully before dinner, fixed dinner, took care of family and dog, and then went back to quilting. Since the needle was sounding old, I replaced the needle and oiled the machine. I prepare all my other sections that I wanted to quilt for the evening (I'm doing a quilt as you go). Start quilting a piece only to realize the dang machine is not stitching correctly. I do everything under the sun that I know on fixing the fiasco, but nothing works. I give up and go to my Davis NVF to at least finish off the piece that I started; I get that finished. I play around with the 201 another half hour to no avail. I give up, take shower, and eat a large bowl of ice cream. Of course I can't leave the machine alone until morning. So, I go back to try one more time to get it to do the beautiful stitches that it's famous for. I say some words of encouragement. Well, she sews for me the prettiest stitches. I look at her and say not what the heck was that all about.
Sometimes I think these vintage ladies are telling us to take a break, just slow down and relax. I'm off to have a cup of camomile tea now that I know the machine is working.
May your Thanksgiving be safe, gratifying, and relaxing. Peace!