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Thread: Oh my, story continues on Featherweight

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    For a second I thought that was one of my FW's I sold here a while back. Mine was missing paint all over just like that one and the new owner is using it like she stole it!!

    Billy

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    Goodness gracious, what happened to her?? But she looks very happy now, so I think she needs a new name. BTW, my mother told me I had a doll named "Pitiful Pearl" when I was little. I was horrified, until she told me I didn't name her that, she came with a plastic tear. I should have asked her why on earth they gave me such a depressing doll. :roll:

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    It truly makes me sad to see what some people do to such wonderful machines! I suppose if they don't sew or care about the history behind the machines it truly doesn't matter to them. I have rescued at lease 23 various old sewing machines, many antique and I am running out of room but if one is offered or I see one "curb side shopping" I will take her home and add her to my collection. "Pitiful Pearl" is a "Perfect Pearl" now and if you are going to repaint her she truly should return to her original color.

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    I made a purse insert yesterday and started using my featherweight.This was her first project. After a few minutes I switched to my Janome 6500. I love my little featherweight but I missed my needle up and down and my automatic thread cutter. Yes, the featherweight purrs but so does my 6500. It's a dream machine. It went through layers and layers of material and interfacing with no trouble. I'll try my feathrweight again for straight piecing but we've come a long way since then and I definitely would not want to give up my Janome.

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    Showing her bottom like that, how would you like it if someone took a pic of your bottom and put in on the internet? he he

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    Just like me in the before pic............a diamond in the ruff............calla

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    Bless you for cleaning her up. She may be a bit used, but I'm sure she sews like a dream. Enjoy her.

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    Shes pretty now!

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    Looks like Pitiful Pearl has a wonderful new home - I bet she will give you many years of enjoyment!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ncredbird
    I have an old Singer 301 that my mother had for years. Mom was a smoker and I have been wondering how to clean the machine to remove all the old cigarette yellowing from the smoke without dulling the paint finish. Any recommendations would be most appreciated. Thanks, Ann in TN
    Use Billy's tutorials on cleaning the machine up. Choose the level of what you want to do. It is scary at first but easy to do.

    Part 1 Disassembly: http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-45816-1.htm
    Part 2 cleaning: http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-45816-1.htm
    Part 3 reassemble and repair: http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-46696-1.htm

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    Nice job. She's obviously happy to have been rescued. Enjoy!

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    She is precious and knows she is now in good hands. I can tell she loves you and knows you will take care of her for a long time. She did tell me though that she wanted a new Red coat for Christmas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shelbie
    Perhaps Pearl would be a good candidate for one of those custom paint jobs that Billy does. Maybe Pearl is secretly yearning to be purple, red or turquoise!
    With a name like Pearl, if you're thinking of having her painted maybe a Pearl color to match her name. Love my FWs and as long as she's working and makes you happy, what she looks like on the outside doesn't really matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountain deb
    Showing her bottom like that, how would you like it if someone took a pic of your bottom and put in on the internet? he he
    I'm glad I wasn't drinking anything when I read this! hahahaha :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    Quote Originally Posted by mountain deb
    Showing her bottom like that, how would you like it if someone took a pic of your bottom and put in on the internet? he he
    I'm glad I wasn't drinking anything when I read this! hahahaha :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
    If my bottom looked that much improved, I would show it off! Teehe

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrishs
    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    Quote Originally Posted by mountain deb
    Showing her bottom like that, how would you like it if someone took a pic of your bottom and put in on the internet? he he
    I'm glad I wasn't drinking anything when I read this! hahahaha :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
    If my bottom looked that much improved, I would show it off! Teehe
    MORE GIGGLES HERE!!! hahahaha :mrgreen:

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrishs
    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    Quote Originally Posted by mountain deb
    Showing her bottom like that, how would you like it if someone took a pic of your bottom and put in on the internet? he he
    I'm glad I wasn't drinking anything when I read this! hahahaha :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
    If my bottom looked that much improved, I would show it off! Teehe
    And folks wonder why I love quilting so much!! :mrgreen:

    Billy

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    Billy, I'm gonna lose it!! hahahaha

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    Maybe, since she purrs so nicely, her name should be Purrl... :o) That was a lucky for both of you girls.
    Enjoy each other.
    I had a cat who was pearl colored and purred like a motorcycle so, of course, her name became Purrl.

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    Poor Pearl has a bad case of aluminum rot, she must have lived somewhere its very damp or maybe she sat in water. :cry:

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    Have fun sewing on Pitiful Pearl.
    I had a Pitiful Pearl doll when I was growing up, she was my last doll and I still have her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gramquilter2
    Have fun sewing on Pitiful Pearl.
    I had a Pitiful Pearl doll when I was growing up, she was my last doll and I still have her.
    Pitiful Pearl dolls are rare, I understand......love your Avatar---looks like my Joey----

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrishs
    Quote Originally Posted by gramquilter2
    Have fun sewing on Pitiful Pearl.
    I had a Pitiful Pearl doll when I was growing up, she was my last doll and I still have her.
    Pitiful Pearl dolls are rare, I understand......love your Avatar---looks like my Joey----
    Tara, is the most wonderful pom in the world and I bet your Joey is too.

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