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Thread: Had to walk away, not easy for me.

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    Senior Member JabezRose's Avatar
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    Local St. Vincent De Paul today, wandering around. Spied a beautiful old treadle. Scooted over and looked down at the price, $20.00. Figured the machine was gone, nope, it was in there. A old WHITE. In bad nead of a lot of work but was fixable in my book. BUT, had to walk away. No place to put another machine in this house except maybe to set it in front of the toidy which DH is expecting any day now. Needed new belt, cleaning, greasing and oil and the treadle foot plate was broke but figured it could be welded. Open the top and had cable that pulled the machine up and held it. Beautiful ol machine. Hope she gets a good home. Turn the wheel and needle went up and down. No major rust going on. Sadly, I turned and walked away. About as hard as leaving one of my furbabies at the vet.

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    :roll: :(

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    It wasn't meant to be .... someone else was meant to have it, someone who might not have a sewing machine.

    You did good. Don't stress it. You did what I call a 'pay it forward', allowing someone else to experience the joy of this 'find'

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    I feel the same way whenever I find one but we can't save them all even though we want to.

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    You had to do what you had to do..... it's okay!

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    I know how difficult that can be and all I can say is I'm proud of you.

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    disappointing, for sure. was a great price

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    Very disappointing especially for this price.

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    Where ARE you????????? You say you're in hiding -- if you're anywhere near me, let me know! I'LL go buy it!

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    Unless you have a welder or access to welding equipment near by, don't stress overly much. Another one will find its way to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JabezRose
    No place to put another machine in this house except maybe to set it in front of the toidy which DH is expecting any day now.
    Hmmm.... just a treadle cabinet (you keep the machine), toidy seat ... could be doable ...

    :lol: :-D :lol: :-D :lol: :-D :lol: :-D :lol:

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    Yes and I don't live far from St vincents perhpas not the right one. I sure wouldn't mind having a treadle..


    Quote Originally Posted by JabezRose
    Local St. Vincent De Paul today, wandering around. Spied a beautiful old treadle. Scooted over and looked down at the price, $20.00. Figured the machine was gone, nope, it was in there. A old WHITE. In bad nead of a lot of work but was fixable in my book. BUT, had to walk away. No place to put another machine in this house except maybe to set it in front of the toidy which DH is expecting any day now. Needed new belt, cleaning, greasing and oil and the treadle foot plate was broke but figured it could be welded. Open the top and had cable that pulled the machine up and held it. Beautiful ol machine. Hope she gets a good home. Turn the wheel and needle went up and down. No major rust going on. Sadly, I turned and walked away. About as hard as leaving one of my furbabies at the vet.

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    I know it wasn't easy, but you did good.

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    I'm so machine poor also, that I have passed up 3 machines in the ol wooden round top cases, 2 where the crinkle finish one was nice and shinny. Oh well I'm sure they will find a good home as will the treadle you passed on.

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    It wasn't meant to be right now.

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    You did what you had to do....walk away.

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    I didn't walk away from one and now I have a machine in my dressing room, so it's almost in the bathroom. It is being rehomed when its new owners pick it up. At least I saved her. She will be displayed at the local LQS that sells Janomes - she is an 1895 New Home, which is Janome's predecssor.

    You are wise to have walked away so you don't end up where I am.

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    I am sure the machine is in jackson michigan.

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