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Thread: Here comes the bride!

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    Senior Member frudemoo's Avatar
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    Here comes the bride!

    So, looks like I've just purchased my first clone! .... for 99c.

    I have to get it sent from interstate but I think the unique decals make it worthwhile. Turns out the seller said he brought it with him from Greece! He had a gypsy friend there who found it somewhere and gave it to him. Not entirely sure why it's missing so many parts. I presume it was like that since he got it... and I'm hoping that they will be easy to replace.

    Anyway, it's fun to look at! I make wedding dresses so it's a particularly fun machine for me to own and display

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    WOW WOW WOW You need a parts machine for that one! BUT it will be SSSSOOOOOO worth the work.
    Post her picture on the family album when you are ready to: http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...p-t164361.html
    Last edited by miriam; 11-04-2013 at 02:22 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    WOW WOW WOW You need a parts machine for that one! BUT it will be SSSSOOOOOO worth the work.
    LOL!! Wow! Miriam says WOW - it must be good! ... Thanks Miriam I'll do my best with her. How could I not when she's "Smart, Strong & Smooth"? (only just noticed it said that )

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    Quote Originally Posted by frudemoo View Post
    LOL!! Wow! Miriam says WOW - it must be good! ... Thanks Miriam I'll do my best with her. How could I not when she's "Smart, Strong & Smooth"? (only just noticed it said that )
    I'm so glad you got it
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    Quote Originally Posted by manicmike View Post
    I'm so glad you got it
    I have to thank Mike for making me buy it at the last second. Sometimes it's good to have an enabler

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    Quote Originally Posted by frudemoo View Post
    I have to thank Mike for making me buy it at the last second. Sometimes it's good to have an enabler
    Both our partners would disagree with every part of that
    I did try unsuccessfully to try and get you to buy that VS2 last weekend so you owed me a purchase
    Singers: model 12 MOP (1885) Improved Family (1886) 29k58 (1939) 44K11 (1921) 96k41 (1947) 103K (1950) 2 x 201K23 206k11 (1950) 222k (1959) 320k2(1959) 331K4 (1964) 451K145 (1960)
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    Quote Originally Posted by manicmike View Post
    I did try unsuccessfully to try and get you to buy that VS2 last weekend so you owed me a purchase
    You were too subtle!

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    Mostest in awesomeness Amelia. That one is well worth fixing.
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    Wow! Neat looking machine! Hope you can get it up and going!
    Be a blessing to others, as you may entertain angels unaware!

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    Very cool machine!!!

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    I am speechless. That is just the most amazing machine -ever-, and so perfectly suited to your profession.

    It looks just like my avatar, except painted up differently, of course. I am quite sure you will have no problem finding a parts machine for $10 - $20 and making the Bride all complete again.

    Seriously, wow. Where do you find this stuff?!? You and Mike have fabulous Sewing Machine Karma.

    -C.

    p.s. I am sure you are thoughtful enough to think of this, but -do- make sure he packs it well to protect the decals! I have noticed that people like to stuff parts and foot pedals on the flat bed, unprotected, which of course wrecks the decs.
    -Cecilia. Tinkering more than stitching, really.

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    This is such an adorable machine. I've not seen another like it.

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    Great find! The parts should be a snap to locate, even there in the underplanet....

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    Very pretty machine. I hope that you're able to get the missing parts and use her.

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    That is spectacular! Fantabulous! and really cool!

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    It's wonderful! Amazing how many different brand names and intricate decals where out in "way back when." You've found a winner.
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    Never seen a machine like this one, she is a beauty, you will get the parts.
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    what a pretty machine and so unique for your business too!! Aemilia

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    WOW. what a great machine.
    😊 wilburness 😊

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    WOW is all I can say,,,,neat

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    Beautiful! You always find the best machines!
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    Such a beautiful machine and the words are written in English too. Wonder who the real maker is ?

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    ***W*OW*** that is a super neat machine.
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    What a great machine, and a great price! Congratulations!

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    Wow - what a response! Thank you SO much everyone for your lovely words. I am looking forward to receiving the machine, these are just the pics from the auction. After a great conversation with the seller I am hoping he will pack it very carefully ... Will definitely keep y'all up to date. So far no donor machines. Of course, there WOULD be a shortage of 15 clones right when I need one. But I will try and be patient, even though I'm no good at it

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