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Had to walk away, not easy for me.

Old 10-31-2011, 12:27 PM
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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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Old 10-31-2011, 12:28 PM
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:roll: :(
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Old 10-31-2011, 12:29 PM
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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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Old 10-31-2011, 12:31 PM
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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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Old 10-31-2011, 12:32 PM
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You had to do what you had to do..... it's okay!
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Old 10-31-2011, 12:33 PM
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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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Old 10-31-2011, 12:40 PM
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disappointing, for sure. was a great price
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Old 10-31-2011, 12:47 PM
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Very disappointing especially for this price.
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Old 10-31-2011, 12:55 PM
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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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