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DD says Wilbur was playing good outdoors today - he's had less nose bleeds but more very messy diarrhea - she figured out if she puts the medicine in some of Walter's baby food Wilbur will eat it - specially if he thinks it belongs to Walter. The girls names do not begin with W.
NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
good mothers let you lick the beaters - great mothers turn it off first
I am a home winemaker and in the process of sanitizing equipment I use Potassium metabisulphite. About a tablespoon of Potassium metabisulphite dissolved in a quart of water can be used to kill bacteria, yeast and mold. It is the gas from this solution that is the most effective. YOU DON'T WANT TO BREATHE IN THE FUMES if you can avoid it. I have but boy do your lungs burn if you do. Make the solution and put about a cup in a small bowl in the bottom of a large plastic bag. Set the case (not the machine) over the bowl in the bag and close the bag securely. I would think that a couple days would be enough time for it to penetrate and kill the offenders. It will bleach some old fabrics so don't spill it on the felt. I doubt that it would hurt the exterior if wiped on and then off. Unless you are allergic to it, it shouldn't bother your hands as I use it on my hands in the winemaking process. The powder, Potassium metabisulphite, can be obtained at a wine making supply shop or some large family run pharmacies might be willing to order it for you. After removing from the plastic bag, let the case air out in the sun for a day (or less...sniff to decide). Unfortunately the Potassium metabisulphite is packaged in a greater quantity than you need but you can share with friends or your quilt guild. If you are a red wine drinker, it doesn't hurt to keep a spray bottle, properly labeled, in your laundry. If red wine is spilled on a tablecloth or carpet, give it a spray and watch the magic begin. Talk about getting the red out...it is the best (for wine, not eyes!). I haven't had a problem with it on modern fabrics but do the usual, test on an inconspicuous area first. Oh yes, whatever is left in the bowl can be poured back in your solution bottle. Potassium metabisulphite is sometimes sold as Campden tablets. I hope you have good luck with this. The solution can be washed down your drain safely if followed by water.
I have a pink Necchi. Lelia, I think. I do remember that the model number is a 512.
If you are interested I can send you a picture after I get back to Sacramento tomorrow.
"Most sewing machine problems are due to the carbon based unit in the chair in front of the machine"
Thank you, I remember seeing it at the TOGA in your sewing room. I have a SuperNova, I think my favorite style, shape for sewing machines, is the more traditional shape. I just love the Singer 99K's, don't know what it is about them. Here is a picture of my pink, really a (coral color) machine.