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Thread: SSSSSSSSHHHHHHHHHHhhhhhhhhh Fairies visited my shop - do they ever visit yours???????

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    Yes the other royal highness princess is there, too. She is a bit camera shy.
    They discovered the Queen's birthday salute video and now I fear they want soldiers.
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    Miriam that signature is very appropriate for the 99 I've been tinkering with. I laughed when I saw it. The other 99 I have is all gummed up with dried oil too though it seems to have been stored somewhere drier at least. I think both will be good machines when I'm done.
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    Looks like the girls had a lot of fun!!

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    Looks like you all had a blast !!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodney View Post
    Miriam that signature is very appropriate for the 99 I've been tinkering with. I laughed when I saw it. The other 99 I have is all gummed up with dried oil too though it seems to have been stored somewhere drier at least. I think both will be good machines when I'm done.
    Rodney
    The gummed up oil is good in a way - once it is off and re-oiled the machine should be good to go for a very long time. Some times it is a lot of work getting the gummed oil off... Worry about the moving parts...
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    Looks like loads of fun!

    Jane (a former East side Indy resident)
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    Quote Originally Posted by jclinganrey View Post
    Looks like loads of fun!

    Jane (a former East side Indy resident)
    loads of MESS, too but GDS are only kids once. he he he - then we grow up and make bigger messes........
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    I told you I knew what caused fairy rings - I found a pic of the fairy ring...
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    Some fairies camped under chairs, too. I'm pretty sure those flowers weren't just dumped - they were arranged in some meaningful way...
    All the fairies went back home yesterday now the gremlins and gnomes are back at it fighting over the screwdrivers and scissors.
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    At least you have fairies, I have gremlins that come out and play with my machines while I sleep. The really like the treadles I have open and have been sewing on and leave them that way until the next sewing session. Sometimes the play with the tension or throw thread all over the floor. I was told to leave a piece of chocolate on the machine bed for them and they will leave the machine be. I will have to try this. LOL
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    Oh, what fun. I would have loved that when I was little. Heck, I'd love it now if I had some little girl relatives to do it with. So glad you got the big bag of flowers. Aren't they all, fairies included, lucky to have you.

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    Oh what fun and what a wonderful gramma you are! Wish my grandchildren were close. Thanks for sharing. It was fun to see all of their happiness.
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    CUTENESS OVERLOAD!!! Whenever I need to smile I just look at this thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    At least you have fairies, I have gremlins that come out and play with my machines while I sleep. The really like the treadles I have open and have been sewing on and leave them that way until the next sewing session. Sometimes the play with the tension or throw thread all over the floor. I was told to leave a piece of chocolate on the machine bed for them and they will leave the machine be. I will have to try this. LOL
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    Um I can arrange for a couple fairies to visit your machines...
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    I need some of those fairies to visit here, what a way to brighten a day!!!
    My lil granddaughter loves to craft with me, when she's a lil bit older I can't wait for all the fun I know we will have sewing with my machines. Right now she likes to sit on my lap and "help" with my sewing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kiffie2413 View Post
    I need some of those fairies to visit here, what a way to brighten a day!!!
    My lil granddaughter loves to craft with me, when she's a lil bit older I can't wait for all the fun I know we will have sewing with my machines. Right now she likes to sit on my lap and "help" with my sewing.
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    Very easy to make. Get some flowers, some beads and draw faces on them. For best results, fold pipe cleaner in half. Put a bead on - you can put a flower hat on the bead or some of the other flower parts, then take apart a couple flowers and put them on the pipe cleaner - spread out the pipe cleaner halves for legs & feet how ever you like. They did not use any glue but it would allow you to add more glitz. They made some with a pipe cleaner made to hang the fairies, a bead, a couple flowers and they were done. Some seemed to get rather elaborate. They used flowers for chairs, carpets and other decor in their 'house'. They also raided a box of craft junk I had here. Oh and some times fairies get makeovers.
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    Fairies!!!!
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    good mothers let you lick the beaters - great mothers turn it off first

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    Love it! Such a great imagination! My girls like to help clean machines, too. I set my 5 year old on my Bernina with a lint brush after I'd finished my Halloween project, and she did a bangin' job getting it fuzz free!

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