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Thread: My Sewing came back home after 25 years!!

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    My Sewing came back home after 25 years!!

    Here is my sewing machine that i sewed on while I was a child... yes this one! It was my girl, story goes... I trade my sister's friend for a " better" one so I thought only to go buy my first machine after sewing with it. Well later in talking about the machine I found out that it was my Aunt's that was her mom's ( my great grandmother ) Once I found this out I wanted so bad to ask for it back, well many years went and i wondered if she even had it.. so I emailed her and asked if she still had it... and she said yes and asked me if I would like it because she was going to get rid of it.. Well I took her to lunch and I brought her back home !! isn't she pretty? She is a shuttle bobbin and still has all her attachments.. I think they are pansy flowers ... the cabinet needs to be revarnished but she is a keeper...
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    I LOVE your story..write it down and tuck it into a drawer on the cabinet....she is stunning and I know you will have years of good use out of her! Thanks for sharing your story!

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    She is a beauty and it's so nice you have a story to go with her.

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    Beautiful machine.
    Michelle

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    How cool is that! Congrats on finding your baby after all these years
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    Jackie, I learned on her! I am 47 and I made barbie clothes, rag dolls and I even made my clothes in high school on her, I made those long wool skirts and even a blazer! Carmella's mom made her beautiful outfits, so I jumped right into it.. I will make my note and will even put a picture of aunt dell and Gram Weigand " Minnie " in it...

    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok View Post
    I LOVE your story..write it down and tuck it into a drawer on the cabinet....she is stunning and I know you will have years of good use out of her! Thanks for sharing your story!
    Squirrelly Shirley

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    So glad she is back home with you! I love the flower decals.

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    neat story and wonderful machine.
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    Wonderful story and beautiful machine.
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    Definitely jot down the story and include some pictures. I'd like to see future generations sewing on that beauty. Or at the very least, enjoying the history of your machine.

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    Those pansies are gorgeous! I am glad you have the machine now!

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    What a pretty machine! Glad she is back home with you.

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    I am so happy for you to get your machine back. It has a great story to tell, and putting that along with pictures of the owners, you included as a child when you sewed on it will make it even more special. What is her name?

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    So glad she's back where she belongs. You have a name for your lost baby?
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    Neat! Love the story! Enjoy the machine!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by girliegirl View Post
    Here is my sewing machine that i sewed on while I was a child... yes this one! It was my girl, story goes... I trade my sister's friend for a " better" one so I thought only to go buy my first machine after sewing with it. Well later in talking about the machine I found out that it was my Aunt's that was her mom's ( my great grandmother ) Once I found this out I wanted so bad to ask for it back, well many years went and i wondered if she even had it.. so I emailed her and asked if she still had it... and she said yes and asked me if I would like it because she was going to get rid of it.. Well I took her to lunch and I brought her back home !! isn't she pretty? She is a shuttle bobbin and still has all her attachments.. I think they are pansy flowers ... the cabinet needs to be revarnished but she is a keeper...
    I'm so happy for you that you got your machine back after 25 years and that it still had all the attachments and was still in good shape. You mentioned a "shuttle" bobbin. My grandmother gave me her sewing machine when I was about 18 years old (I'm 65 now) and she was about 80 yrs. old. She had used this machine to earn her living after her husband got sick and became bed bound for about 25 years before he died. I think the sewing machine must be at least 100 years old. It has a shuttle bobbin, too. I've looked on line for info about the machine but can't seem to find anything about it. It's a White that was converted from a treadle to electric back in the 30's my grandma said. That's all I know about it. Does anyone know anything about these old shuttle bobbin work horses?
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    Very pretty machine and such a wonderful story. Glad you got her back!
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    Lovely story

    Lovely story and lovely machine. May you have many more years of sewing on her.

    I have a couple of phone numbers for the lady who wants info on her White machine, courtesy of the ISMACS Digest - White Dating: 1-800-446-2333 or 440-808-6550.

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    Neat story to go along with your pretty machine! Thanks for sharing!
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    What a blessing!

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    GirlyGirl, how terrific that you got your machine back!! There are so many things that I wish I had back now... it's a beautiful machine, and a wonderful story!
    One day, you'll only be a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.

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    Such a heart warming story. I am so happy for you. It was meant to be you have it back. Great!!!!! Joy
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    My Sewing came back home after 25 years!! mine after 48
    LET ME TELL YOU HOW GOOD MY GOD IS,
    I was watching a show on TBN the precher prayed for things the devil had stolen to be RECOVERED & RESTORED i prayed along with him... sounded like a good idea i did not realize it was a GOD idea
    My dad was a drunk and very mean my mom lived with him over 40 years but one time when i was 10 she left him for a couple weeks before he forced her to come home. he got rid of everything in the house that was hers. last year my cousin called me and said would you like to have to have your mom's old treddle machine? I said sure but i have no idea where it is .. she said i know where it is... Now that her mom (my dad's sister) was in a nursing home she could tell me she had it wow.... I was thrilled
    but that is not the end a few days later i was at the bank as i started out of the drive way i noticed an estate sale across the street i was in a hurry and had no plans to stop but my car just went there almost by itself. i walked in and there sat an old dressmaker in cabinet for $25.00 i did not even stop to look at it i just handed the lady the money and walked on thru the house to see what else they had the electric had been turned off and it was not realy light in the house but when i got the machine outside i recognized evey scratch on it i asked the lady that helped me carry out if she knew where it came from she said her mother did not even sew it had sat forever in a corner with a lamp on it but she thought someone from a bar had give it to her..... PRAISE GOD I have both my mothers machines back I had alreay been sewing on both of the machines at the age of 10
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    I am soooo happy for you!!! I absolutely love vintage sewing machines and have many of them. Not one of the machines have a story other than some of them fell into my lap. lol Your sewing machine is a beauty and am glad it came back to you. BTW, I'm 47 too. (at least for the next few months)
    Thanks for sharing your story!!
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    Sorry , I forgot to tell you how happy i am for you that you got your machine back
    congrats

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