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Glenn 05-09-2014 06:17 PM

Not fond of Egyptian motifs are we?? :D

miriam 05-10-2014 12:10 AM


Originally Posted by Glenn (Post 6710788)
Not fond of Egyptian motifs are we?? :D

Depends on if it has BUGS or not...

miriam 05-10-2014 02:09 AM

So keep rubbing on thinned shellac over the bugs?

jpete523 05-10-2014 08:36 AM

Hi Glenn, I posted a question for you over on Cleaning and Reviving Furniture. Do you mind taking a look at it? I apologize for hijacking this thread. Jan

KLO 05-10-2014 09:21 AM

I love the scarabs on that machine. I actually watched a little dung beetle do it's "thing" once with some doggy do-do. (Yes, I know, TMI but it is what it is.) It was actually fascinating to watch the beetle take a bit of that stuff, make it into a ball, then roll it using it's back legs and moving backwards to wherever it was that it wanted to store "it". I couldn't take my eyes off it. So, miriam maybe you should watch one some day and you will be astounded and more enthused by your beautiful machine ...... or maybe not! Just saying .......

FabQuilter 08-26-2014 06:31 PM

New to this board and taking notes. Thank you for posting these tips.

Rodney 08-26-2014 11:41 PM

Miriam if you get tired of it just send those nasty dung beetles my way. Scarab sounds much better doesn't it? I like that pattern far better than I do the Singer Sphinx. I think it's going to look gorgeous.
Are you done with it yet and how did it turn out?
Rodney

miriam 08-27-2014 02:50 AM


Originally Posted by Rodney (Post 6861690)
Miriam if you get tired of it just send those nasty dung beetles my way. Scarab sounds much better doesn't it? I like that pattern far better than I do the Singer Sphinx. I think it's going to look gorgeous.
Are you done with it yet and how did it turn out?
Rodney

It's in time out for looking like I mucked it up...

Rodney 08-27-2014 07:00 AM

That's a shame. I think everyone screws up at least one machine. I know I have and I don't have all that many. I hope you didn't silver the decals. If it's just a hosed up clear coat it can probably be saved.
Rodney

QuiltingVagabond 08-27-2014 07:51 AM

Time out is good - we have to show these machines who's the boss, right:D


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