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Thread: My inheritance

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    I am so blessed to have this very special Singer. It was my grandmother's. It didn't have a motor originally, so my grandpa bought a motor from grainger and installed it. Worked like a charm the last time anyone tried it, which was probably 40 years ago (LOL). My mom got the machine from my grandmother, and I always knew it would be mine someday, since my sister doesn't sew. Mother died some 20 years ago and all her stuff stayed in the house with daddy. He passed away last spring, and we're just now sorting through everything. I am so proud of this machine. DH is in the process of cleaning it up, although it didn't look too bad considering the age. BTW, you should have seen the condition of the belts and the electric cord--bad, really bad. Another job for DH.

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    Beautiful machine!!

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    Sorry to hear of your fathers passing. I think you are very lucky to get your GGmothers sewing machine. I wish I could have had my grandmothers treadle..

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    Not only is it beautiful, you have a treasure from your mother and grandmother. Enjoy!!

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    What a beautiful legacy. I have my great grandmother's treadle machine, and it is something I will treasure forever.

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    She is a beauty. You are so lucky to have her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmabby
    Not only is it beautiful, you have a treasure from your mother and grandmother. Enjoy!!
    Ditto. Hope that every time that you sit at your beautiful machine, wonderful warm and loving memories surround you.

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    Beautiful machine and what a treasure to have been gifted.

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    What a treasure, especially considering the history. She looks pretty good for her age. Will she be named for your mother or your grandmother?

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    What a gorgeous Redeye. It is in exquisite condition.

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    Beautiful

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    So many sentimental memories to this beautiful machine. I know you will treasure it and use it with love.

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    Beautiful and special

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltsRfun
    What a treasure, especially considering the history. She looks pretty good for her age. Will she be named for your mother or your grandmother?
    Haven't gotten that far in my planning process. I can't think about these things too long and hard, or else the crying begins again. I miss my daddy terribly -- and still miss my mother, even though it's been so long.

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    You are very blessed. That is a wonderful inheritance.

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    What a beautiful Redeye - my favorite. Are you going to treadle it?

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    Looks like shes in great shape.

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    It's a gorgeous machine. Good for you!!

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    How wonderful and what great memories you will have every time you look at or sew on it.

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    So sorry to hear about your dad. I miss mine terribly, and he's been gone five years.

    Excellent machine. Get the motor off it, (don't throw it away, keep it as a souvenir of grandpa), clean it up, oil it, get a new treadle belt, and then you will be extremely proud of your machine. Watch my Youtube vids if you need inspiration.

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    What a beautiful sewing machine. If you don't use it, you at least need to display it!

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    that is a beautiful machine, and I know it's super special since it's from family.

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    Gorgeous machine. You'll always feels close to your loved ones! It's a wonderful gift!

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    Pretty!

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    A beautiful black lady and what a treasure.

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