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    Meet Harriette! She is a 301 and has a bit of a story. I taught 2 brothers and a sister last summer to sew. We made string blocks and pillowcases. Not sure that the boys will sew again this summer, but they had fun. The little sister will be back with her mom. I also may be teaching some homeschool kids, so I had been looking for a 301 to add to my 2 FW. They are great sturdy machines for kids. I had seen some off and on on Craigslist, but there was always something that held me back: no case, no attachments at all, no foot or power cord, not in great shape...you get the picture. A week and a half before Christmas, I saw one on Craigslist. Seemed to fit my requirements, so I e-mailed. Then I got ANTSY, so I called. I told the man I would not stand him up, but could he hold it till the next Friday. Our DD was flying into a regional airport WAAAAAAY on the other side of town. I could not see making two long trips in less than a week. Not only did I not want to waste my time, but hey! Gas is not cheap either! He said he had been stood up before and he did not know me, so he would not promise to hold it. I was disappointed, but he promised to call me if it sold and if it was still available on that Thursday, he would hold it till Friday. Fair enough.
    As I usually do, when I see something I want on Craigslist, I have to watch it ALL DAY! A couple hours pass, and I search again for a Singer 301. This one does not pop up. :::Sniff::: She was someone ELSE's treasure. DRAT. another hour passes and I notice I have missed a call. Area code for that city WAAAAAY across town. DOUBLE DRAT.
    He is calling me to tell me it sold. I listen anyway and here is what I hear.... "Hi Beth, this is N-. You may not remember me, I used to blog at R- S-. I don't blog any more, but I still read YOUR blog. Guess who's husband is selling the 301? MINE! HE does not know you , but I DO. We will be happy to hold the 301 till Friday."!

    Introducing Harriette. She is named after my mom's mom. Both my grands were avid seamstresses, so I got a double dose! Harriette and I sewed togther on the NYD one day mystery over at Planet Patchwork. She is a dream to sew on! Here is her picture:
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    Great story regarding Harriet. Obviously that sewing machine was meant to be yours.
    Sweet Caroline

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftiladi View Post
    ..., in much younger years Neil was the performer I would steal money for a concert ticket[ not really, but love this guy]. My youngest DD is named Desiree' not after the song but because I wanted something french. When she was a teenager she came to me and said "why would you name me after a hooker?" lol Yes I had some explaining to do....

    LOL My Mom was a huge fan in the late 60's and 70's. I was in the audience at the Greek Theatre... You know what I mean. I hated him (actually the though of "mom's music") until I actually Crunchy Granola Suite. I got hooked at 11. I've been to 4-5 Concerts since. I took my two younger DD's to a concert about 3 years ago (they were 15 and 17) in Sacramento. To quote my youngest. "This has been the coolest night of my young life!!!" Me, I Loved watching people from 10 to 90 boppin in the audience together...

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    Beth, what a wonderful 301 you got and I love the story behind it. That is so cool that it was saved for you because of relationships made on the web! I'm so glad you got it and I hope you two enjoy many hours of sewing together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Wow, you have some gorgeous treadles! I have all those treadles too, but my VS2 is not in the shape yours is in! Thank you for posting the photos!

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    Thank you Nancy. I got them all in Dec. The 66 Red Eye was given to me by a family member. It was in her grandmothers garage for years. The cabinet was peeling, and the normal coffee rings. I gave her a light sanding and applied some nu-finish to her, then applied bees wax.The machine needed cleaning but when she was done I was in love. My favorite has to be the 1893 cabinet, she needed only a cleaning with murphy's and a waxing, and the draw pulls needed to be cleaned and polished. Out of the 3 I think that cabinet it my favorite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftiladi View Post
    Beautiful Cabinet-hope someone can help out.....very nice find
    dee-still mainly a lurker in this new hobby of collecting but learning so much.
    Thank you for the comments Means a lot to me. I did note the serial number on it today. 1060778. If anyone is able to assist in an age on this machine I would greatly appreciate it. I believe it was made prior to 1917, but after 1910. That is as far as I am able to get in my research.

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    Word get's out... I just had this dropped on my porch. No Power cord, and ewwwwww.

    I'm as courageous as the next sewing machine repair nut, but dang.... not sure it is worth the time.

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    Did the baby lock come in a wicker basket with a blanket as well?

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    I think there's a wicker basket worth of crud inside

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    Beware the Critters. This thing could be a Trojan horse just waiting to be brought inside.

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