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Thread: What do you think about when you are working

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    Super Member Mrs. SewNSew's Avatar
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    What do you think about when you are working

    on an old machine?

    I envision the previous owners of the machine looking down upon me cleaning their old sewing machine with love and care and smiling. I hope they know it is appreciated and that I will do my best to make it shine and run well.
    Christy

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    Ohhh, i thought it was about when I'm at work. I'm thinking about old sewing machines, house fixups, anything but my job...been there toooooo long.
    Jim

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    ha ha ha - I think all kinds of things - usually not that - there are some real knot heads out there that have given up on their grandma's machine. Occasionally I wonder about the grandma...
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

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    Q: What do you think about when you are working

    on an old machine?


    A: Lord, please don't let me drop this tiny little screw ...... *%&#@^ .....
    A : Lord, please help me find this tiny little screw ..... PLEASE!



    Joe

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    Ha, Joe!

    Christy, I think of the original owners of these machines, and how proud they had to have been of their beautiful modern machine. And how glad I am to now have it, since their family didn't want it, but I sure did. Lots of nostalgia for me.
    ​Sheri

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    Joe,
    2. Where is the magnet so I don't have to get down on my knees...
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

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    The last machine I worked on I was so happy thinking about what a great job I did and how smooth everything went. I put back on the last part which was the bottom cover plate on one of my Singer Slant O Matics and HORRORS!!! there were two little screws just laying there looking up at me, mocking me! SO for me I think about keeping focused and counting parts and putting them in groups in little plastic lids etc.
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    Joe's answer.. I have a screw from some machine... I think it was a spare in the first place.

    Also: I shouldn't take this part off yet, I should wait .... screws everywhere... I should go to bed... where did that go? This way? *&^%!!
    Anastasia - I like to sew square things.

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    something like that...
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

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    ha ha - I TRY to stay focused but if you have ever been around me...
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

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