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Thread: Vintage Sewing Machine Shop.....Come on in and sit a spell

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    Quote Originally Posted by MimiBug123 View Post
    Charlee, congrats on your sewing room and the new grandbaby! I know you will enjoy both!!!
    Thanks Mimi! I've had the sewing room/spare bedroom all the while, but while the kids were staying here with us I "lost it"...almost literally! I've never seen so much stuff in one room before! LOL! I have it back now tho...and am so happy to have it! One of those, "Don't know what ya got til it's gone" kind of things!

    I'm dragging out the knitting needles already....this baby's gonna get some booties to go with a quilt! It's too soon to know if it's a boy or girl...I'll be tapping my fingers until then!!
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    I have a good friend that's a UPS driver. Jerry told me once that if you want to nearly guarantee that something will get broken to mark it "Fragile"....he's a good guy, and would never do it himself, but says the warehouse guys, if there's no chance they'll get caught, will take a "Fragile" marking as a challenge....
    I've never marked anything since he told me that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    Thanks Mimi! I've had the sewing room/spare bedroom all the while, but while the kids were staying here with us I "lost it"...almost literally! I've never seen so much stuff in one room before! LOL! I have it back now tho...and am so happy to have it! One of those, "Don't know what ya got til it's gone" kind of things!

    I'm dragging out the knitting needles already....this baby's gonna get some booties to go with a quilt! It's too soon to know if it's a boy or girl...I'll be tapping my fingers until then!!
    I understand perfectly. My son has come back home and I've had to consolidate my sewing and scrapbook rooms. It looks like an explosion from a fabric store and a paper factory met, mated and spread little ones all around! He will probably only stay here until spring quarter starts and he will be going back to school, but in the meantime, I am definitely space challenged!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MimiBug123 View Post
    I understand perfectly. My son has come back home and I've had to consolidate my sewing and scrapbook rooms. It looks like an explosion from a fabric store and a paper factory met, mated and spread little ones all around! He will probably only stay here until spring quarter starts and he will be going back to school, but in the meantime, I am definitely space challenged!
    MimiBug, my sewing and scrapbook room is combined too (and very small). I have found that distress inks and fabrics are not a good mix!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    I love to wrap up sewing machines for shipping - I use all sorts of packing and lots of Saran wrap. The wrap keeps the packing from shifting.
    Trish, buy your machines from Miriam and you won't have any damage! She is the best at shipping and I should know. I have bought 4 machines from Miriam now! Miriam I can't remember - I know I bought the Pfaff 230, 260, Singer 301, and the Rodney machines from you - is that all? Hehehehehehehe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janis View Post
    I was reading some postings from earlier in the month about teaching grand kids to sew. Lauren, 6 has been interested and loves to contol the foot petal. Today I was making her a new Christmas stocking to replace the missing one, and I had her sew it up, contoling both the fabric and the foot control. Of course, I had a hand on it too. She loved it, and we even made a rice bag and cover for it for her mother. She was so pleased with her work. I oiled and greased my FW and then had her sew on paper, without thread. Later she sewed on some scrap fabric and loved it. I think I'll have a sewer there and will have to share my machine when I bring it up with me.
    Janis I started teaching my grandkids to sew as soon as they could sit in my lap and help guide the fabric. One of the kids is now 17 almost 18 and she just finished a beautiful queen sized quilt, shams, and pillow cases for her boyfriend for Christmas! She also made a baby doll for a neice and herself a backpack without a pattern!

    Six years old is the perfect time to start really getting serious with sewing. Kids at that age think it is really cool to sew! You could start looking for her a first sewing machine so Grandma and Lauren can sew together! A little Spartan is great for that! Marcus, who is 4.5 uses a Spartan - you can't hurt that machine!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post

    I'm dragging out the knitting needles already....this baby's gonna get some booties to go with a quilt! It's too soon to know if it's a boy or girl...I'll be tapping my fingers until then!!
    Charlee great timing too! Getting your sewing room back right before Christmas! Doing a happy dance for you!
    You could make some booties, and hat! It is so much fun sewing, knitting, crocheting for the grandbabies! Congratulations, 2013 will be an exciting year!

    Nancy

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    Merry Christmas everyone! Today we will have half the family here for Christmas. Tomorrow we were suppose to go to our son's house but they are sick with a flu bug, so I think tomorrow will be here too! It will be fun, but I will be glad when it is all over - for things to get back to normal!

    I hope you all have a great Christmas!

    Nancy

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    I have been teaching my granddaughters to sew. One is 9 and one is almost 13. They have been making small quilts for a few years now. Have won ribbons on some. I just asked if they were going to make another quilt this summer and got a big YES. Now our grandson that is 5 wants to us memaw's sewshenes. He likes to treadle and told his Gdad not to get rid of his shene. Our 9 year old is a lefty and I just turned a FW backwards and put the presser foot on the backside, put the machine in reverse and away she went. Have them sew on lined notebook paper with out thread.
    Quilting with a friend keeps me in stitches.

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    Merry Christmas to all our new friends we have made on the board. Stay safe and sound through the holidays.
    Quilting with a friend keeps me in stitches.

    Trish

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