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Thread: I gave away one of 'babies' today.

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    Senior Member Irishrose2's Avatar
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    I gave away one of 'babies' today.

    In the interest of thinning the herd, I gave away my 3/4 size Leader (made by National) machine today. I will miss her more than I thought because she was in such pristine shape. Needed nothing more than a cleaning with oil and a coat of Kleen n Wax on the cabinet and she looked new. Can't say that for the others. This is the before picture. I'm glad I didn't take an after - I might have kept it. Name:  100_0207.JPG
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    You gave it away? Didn't sell it? Sure is pretty but good for you to have courage to thin the herd.

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    With some machines I think it's best to consider the new owner more than the price ;- )

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    The new owner must be thrilled to have been chosen to receive it.

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    wow......what a beauty....glad she went to a good home

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    That certainly is a beauty. I'm sure her new mama is thrilled.

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    Did you do the refinish on the wood cabinet? That's a beautiful machine. May I ask what was used on the finish? Stain color and spray for brushed laquor? etc. Thanks for any info.
    Mary

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    It didn't need any refinishing. That is the old picture of what it looked like when I brought it home 6 years ago. Before the kids took it away, they went over with Howard's Restor- A-Finish and Howard's Feed-N-Wax. It looked beautiful. They also cleaned the machine with sewing machine oil and had it drummed into their heads to never touch those decals with anything else.

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    I recently gave away my Necchi Supernova to an electrician friend. He wanted to make his girlfriend bras that would fit. He was thrilled and loved the machine even the blond cabinet!
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    Today I bent the truth to be kind, and I have no regret, For I am far surer of what is kind than I am of what is true.

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    The old adage, "If you love something, set it free," is true.
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    It was a housewarming present for my grandson and his wife. She is from China and remembers family members sewing on a treadle. She's very excited to use it, so it has a better home than it had here. She wanted a Redeye, but one isn't pretty enough to gift and one was a gift from my son so it's not going anywhere. She jumped right in cleaning and waxing the cabinet while my grandson cleaned the machine, which it really didn't need.

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    Then it's staying in the family and you can visit her. Such a good feeling to know her new owners are very happy. Your granson's wife will have many good times with it.

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    What a wonderful friend you are!!

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