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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    My All Machines quilt is under way. With over 30 machines I've decided to make a quilt from scrap denim and use each and every machine to do it with.

    So my squares are going to be 6.5", however much of the scraps only allow for 3.5" pieces. Doing the math, 4 x 3.5 = 6.5". I've sewed the 3.5" squares into 6.5" squares with the Singer 3810, 99K, and Minnesota ~B~ so far.
    (Minerva, the Minnesota ~B~ gave me the least trouble of all three. The other two seem to be cranky about the tension. Minerva don't care, she just sews up a storm.)
    Got to cut more squares now, I'm out.

    I think next machine up will be more squares with the 99K, after that ....... to be determined.

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    Joe, we are going to have to see a picture of this quilt when it is done! Also, are you going to put a label on the quilt with all the machines used for posterities sake?

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris_quilts View Post
    I've been off due to neck and shoulder knotted up stiffer than a board. Chiropractor helped some but the stupid pills (strong muscle relaxer and pain killer have also helped.) Also worked on Rebeckah, my 301, some to get her running right. I'm thinking all of the issue(s) were carbon based unit issues and not the machine. She sews beautifully now and I didn't do anything to her! Go figure.
    Chris, I hope your neck and shoulder get better soon. I hurt my right shoulder some how and haven't been able to lift my arm in certain positions! Dr. says it is a rotator cuff, but I am not convinced! I think it is just strained muscles from pulling a cart with horse poop around while cleaning! Not fun, anyway.


    Nancy

    Oh, and a Happy Late Anniversary Charlee! I am a little behind as I am trying to get a quilt done!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaba View Post
    Redo of the Viking and cabinet. What a mess it was but now cleaner, rewired, and sews beautifully. Took off all the crack varnish on the cabinet, left it natural as it was originally and sealed the wood with tung oil.Attachment 339188

    Thanks for all the help the last couple of days for this little cutie. Had no idea on the knee control...low and behold right in the top cover. Cleaned up, lubed and oiled, sews beautiful stitches. Anyone know where I can find a manual?Attachment 339189
    Wow, Jaba, what a great looking machine! Is it full sized? It almost looks 3/4 sized in the photo! I love the machines that look different! I guess that is because I have so many Singers! We are off today to two large once a year flea markets and a couple church parking lot rummage sales and a barn/stable sale! I am excited to see what is out there!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Chris, I hope your neck and shoulder get better soon. I hurt my right shoulder some how and haven't been able to lift my arm in certain positions! Dr. says it is a rotator cuff, but I am not convinced! I think it is just strained muscles from pulling a cart with horse poop around while cleaning! Not fun, anyway.


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    Oh, and a Happy Late Anniversary Charlee! I am a little behind as I am trying to get a quilt done!
    Thanks Nancy...

    Have they done Xrays of your shoulder? Rotator cuff was one of the possibilities with mine...but it turned out to be "Calcific tendonitis", a calcium deposit that irritates the tendon and limits range of motion. After a year or so, it's finally getting better, altho I still don't have full range yet...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    Thanks Nancy...

    Have they done Xrays of your shoulder? Rotator cuff was one of the possibilities with mine...but it turned out to be "Calcific tendonitis", a calcium deposit that irritates the tendon and limits range of motion. After a year or so, it's finally getting better, altho I still don't have full range yet...
    Yes, I had x-rays. I am falling apart! My right hip has been killing me - I thought the screws that were put in there from a bad horse accident had backed out! The Dr. that put them in 10 years ago said all screws unscrew eventually - so when the hip started hurting I figured that was the case. They x-rayed the hip and shoulder at the same time. The Dr. was kinda vague about it - said the screws are where they are suppose to be - thinks the hip is just bursitis. The shoulder, he thought 'could' be a rotator cuff thing, or bursitis. He injected the shoulder - didn't help. I was up most of the night with pain - can't get my arm in a comfortable position? Was it that way with your shoulder?

    Nancy

    I really can't complain, though, what is wrong with me is really minor! It is just harder to get on Bo- he is 16.2 hands - a really big guy; and, I am having a hard time trying to pull a blouse/t-shirt off over my head - my arm screams at me when I try!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Joe, we are going to have to see a picture of this quilt when it is done! Also, are you going to put a label on the quilt with all the machines used for posterities sake?

    Nancy
    Nancy,

    I've been taking a few pics of each machine as I use it. Thinking about starting a thread and then updating it as I go.
    What I was thinking of was making a silhouette of each machine and appliqueing it on to the border row of squares with the name of each machine. I'm trying to remember how we did the silhouette thing wayyyyyyyyyy back when I was in grade school.

    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    Nancy,

    I've been taking a few pics of each machine as I use it. Thinking about starting a thread and then updating it as I go.
    What I was thinking of was making a silhouette of each machine and appliqueing it on to the border row of squares with the name of each machine. I'm trying to remember how we did the silhouette thing wayyyyyyyyyy back when I was in grade school.

    Joe
    Cool idea! As I remember, you have a bright light pointing at your object. You want it to cast a shadow on a wall where you have your paper taped in position. You would have to play with the distances between the light and your object; and your object and the wall until you got the silhouette shadow the correct size on the paper.

    What thread did you decided to use for all of your machines?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Yes, I had x-rays. I am falling apart! My right hip has been killing me - I thought the screws that were put in there from a bad horse accident had backed out! The Dr. that put them in 10 years ago said all screws unscrew eventually - so when the hip started hurting I figured that was the case. They x-rayed the hip and shoulder at the same time. The Dr. was kinda vague about it - said the screws are where they are suppose to be - thinks the hip is just bursitis. The shoulder, he thought 'could' be a rotator cuff thing, or bursitis. He injected the shoulder - didn't help. I was up most of the night with pain - can't get my arm in a comfortable position? Was it that way with your shoulder?

    Nancy

    I really can't complain, though, what is wrong with me is really minor! It is just harder to get on Bo- he is 16.2 hands - a really big guy; and, I am having a hard time trying to pull a blouse/t-shirt off over my head - my arm screams at me when I try!
    I had this problem last fall. Ended up at Urgent Care cause I couldn't move my arm. Had an Xray done and Dr. said it was a calcium deposit and out came the long needle & a shot of cortisone. Very SLOWLY it started getting better. It took it almost 3 weeks to completely go away. Dr. said it could be good for up to a month or indefinitely. Thought back in Jan. it was coming back but so far so good. I know the pain and how you feel and hope you are feeling better very soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chris_quilts View Post
    I've been off due to neck and shoulder knotted up stiffer than a board. Chiropractor helped some but the stupid pills (strong muscle relaxer and pain killer have also helped.) Also worked on Rebeckah, my 301, some to get her running right. I'm thinking all of the issue(s) were carbon based unit issues and not the machine. She sews beautifully now and I didn't do anything to her! Go figure.
    Chris, that has happened with me. I think it is the carbon base error, but then...these vintage gals and gents do have a mind of their own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    Thanks Nancy...

    Have they done Xrays of your shoulder? Rotator cuff was one of the possibilities with mine...but it turned out to be "Calcific tendonitis", a calcium deposit that irritates the tendon and limits range of motion. After a year or so, it's finally getting better, altho I still don't have full range yet...
    Somewhere between the ages of 40-60 many women devlope some type of problems with their shoulders and one or both shoulders will freeze up ( not always at the same time). A limited range of motion occurs and sometimes after some type of injury. The Japanese have a phrase for this. Translated the phrase is the "50 year old woman syndrome" (which has now been changed to the 40 year old since they are starting to see this in younger women). I believe they think hormones play a part of this freeze up. Initially, the pain is great and range of motion is almost very little (painful to get a good night sleep too). Then the shoulder starts to unfreeze very very slowly; about this time the pain starts to decrease some. About a year later from onset, the shoulder is ok.

    I know many women that have develop this syndrome. Those that waited the year out versus having surgery have been very surprised to find the shoulder better after end of the year.

    It's no fun to go through, and I find it interesting that the Japanese have this phrase for the syndrome.

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