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Thread: Introducing Miss Birdie FW.....

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    Senior Member so-sew's Avatar
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    Well, here is the fruit of my labor. I'm off to rob a bank since all the scrubbing has left me with no ridges on the pads of my fingers....Why Birdie you ask? She's named after a petite and thoroughly loveable character in my favorite novel of all time "Some Wildflower in My Heart" by Jamie Langston Turner. And of course there is the Birdie-Feather correlation. I love her, this long awaited little gem. And I believe I grow so much more attached to a machine when I have to work long and hard at revealing her true beauty. :thumbup:
    I forgot to add that as beautiful as she looks, I have no idea whether she sews a stitch. The cords are frayed and needing replacement before a trial run. She does turn over smooth as silk when I turn the handwheel, so I hope that's a good sign of things to come.

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    she is beautiful, what did you use to clean up Birdie

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    Great job, Birdie is looking great.

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    She just sparkles, great job!

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    What a difference!

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    Go Jo, Mother's Mag, Brasso, Liquid Gold, toothpicks, toothbrushes, papertowels, Q-tips, but mostly gobs of patience. :lol:

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    She is beautiful!:)

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    She's so lovely now!!

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    You did her proud! What a great job!

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    I forgot to add that as beautiful as she looks, I have no idea whether she sews a stitch. The cords are frayed and needing replacement before a trial run. She does turn over smooth as silk when I turn the handwheel, so I hope that's a good sign of things to come.

    Sorry this was repeated. Learning yet. :)

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    I remember her from your last post! You did a fabulous job, wow!!!!!
    Can't wait till you get sewing with her!! :D:D

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    What an amazing transformation! Good job!

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    What a beautiful machine! You did a great job!! Whatever needs to be done will seem simple as the hard "clean-Up" work is done!! Congrats!!

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    You did a beautiful job!! Looks like she just came off the show room floor :) :thumbup:

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    Very pretty bird!!

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    Yes, please don't electrocute yourself! LOL re:robbing a bank b/c you scrubbed your fingertips off. Birdie is beautiful again, great job! The quilt backdrop surely enhances her charm.

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    What a beautiful machine! You did a great job of polishing her up. I love Jamie Langston Turner also and I have all of her books. Some Wildflower in my Heart is the first one I read and my favorite too!

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    You did a beautiful transformation!!

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    I love how you have her posed on that beautiful quilt!

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    Beautiful!!!!!

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    Thanks for your compliments everyone. I just threaded her up and when I turn the wheel by hand she sews great. Anyone know if that's a good sign? I have my fingers crossed...Am I the only one who gazes at their featherweight and gets a little "squeeze" feeling in their heart. Seriously, I think I'm in love.

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    WOW! I bet she sews beautifully. I too, am in love with featherweights .

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    great job what a difference

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    WOW!!

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    She is gorgeous

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