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    time for introductions

    my name is Cil, and I live in coastal Virginia. I tried a 12-step program for sewing machine addiction and washed out, so I have decided it is time to just live with my problem. That means no more lurking, time to come out to the group.

    I had my granny's 201-2 restored, and fell in love. So I started saving machines when I found them. First was a curbside find, a badged Capri in gold and white. Then my auntie gave me her hot pink FW, and my dh bought me a purple 222. New addiction- repainting machines that are unsalvagable.

    I now also have: Singer 301, 503, red-eye 66(which will be my first total decal restoration/repaint), Morse fotomatic III and IV, pink Atlas machine, pink Remington machine, and 3 parts machines.
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    Welcome to "Quilters NON- Anonymous" ! hehe we take pride in being addicted to machines, fabrics, threads, quilts, patterns, books! You name it! I really love that blue machine! such a different color!
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    more pix- the atlas is just like mine, and the one I got yesterday isn't a Remington, it is a Monarch.
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    Welcome from Missouri. You will love it here very knowledgeable people here.
    Pretty machines.
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    I sure love that blue one!!!
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    Ooooooooo! Pretty machines. I enjoyed looking at them. Thanks for sharing and welcome!

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    Welcome from one who has gone over the edge with my addiction to vintage machines but I love and use them all!

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    I can't wait to see the ones you've repainted!

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    I am agonizing over whether to paint a Singer 66 or not. The paint is not horrendous, but I really want to paint it pearl pink with little roses. I know purists will not like it, but I will. What do y'all think? Pink or black?????

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    Welcome Cil. Love all of your sewing machines. Especially the Morse machines. They are my favorites as I have one pink TZ50, two 4400s and one 4100. Yeah, I also keep falling off the 12 step program for no more vintage sewing machines. Totally addicted.
    Sweet Caroline

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    Quote Originally Posted by MimiBug123 View Post
    I am agonizing over whether to paint a Singer 66 or not. The paint is not horrendous, but I really want to paint it pearl pink with little roses. I know purists will not like it, but I will. What do y'all think? Pink or black?????
    I would go for PINK MimiBug. That color and design will be awesome. It is YOUR machine, be happy with it. Sure would like to see a before and after.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MimiBug123 View Post
    I am agonizing over whether to paint a Singer 66 or not. The paint is not horrendous, but I really want to paint it pearl pink with little roses. I know purists will not like it, but I will. What do y'all think? Pink or black?????
    Is it an unusual decal set? If not it's a no brainer for me - pearl pink. If it's something that's not that common, though, like the Lotus set (at least not that common around here) I'd have to really consider just doing a restoration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by makitmama View Post
    my name is Cil, and I live in coastal Virginia. I tried a 12-step program for sewing machine addiction and washed out, so I have decided it is time to just live with my problem. That means no more lurking, time to come out to the group.

    I had my granny's 201-2 restored, and fell in love. So I started saving machines when I found them. First was a curbside find, a badged Capri in gold and white. Then my auntie gave me her hot pink FW, and my dh bought me a purple 222. New addiction- repainting machines that are unsalvagable.

    I now also have: Singer 301, 503, red-eye 66(which will be my first total decal restoration/repaint), Morse fotomatic III and IV, pink Atlas machine, pink Remington machine, and 3 parts machines.
    If I didn't know better, I would think that blue one was a SLOT machine. So shiny and inviting.

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    Welcome, I love all your colorful machines, especially the Pink one!! Would love to see pictures of some of your other machines.

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    I have heard the Morse IV described as "the result of an encounter between a Bel-Air coupe and a Delco radio". It actually has a FIN on top, plus all that chrome.

    if you want to see some eye-candy, google sewingmachinesteve. He is about an hour from me, and I love to go over there. He has invested tons of money into professional airguns, sprayboothes, etc.

    Me, I use a cheapo airgun and even more cheapo car paint.

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    Love the blue one. It is gorgeous!!.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    I would love to see your repaint/restore projects.

    As for painting, go for the pink. Its your machine and if its' not in good enough condition to keep as is, why not? We just started painting (professionally) some machines and we're working on doing just that with the ones that are beyond saving. Its fun and i brings new life to what would otherwise be a boat anchor.

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    Hi Cil, love your machines, and welcome you to the board from NE Ohio.

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    Hello Cil, and welcome! Would love to see pics of your Featherweights, and other machines-repaint or not!
    Be a blessing to others, as you may entertain angels unaware!

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    I just love old sewing machines!! And am so glad that others have the same passion.

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    Welcome Cil from Wisconsin. I just love your collection. Can't wait to see the others you mentioned.

    MimiBug23, paint your 66 anywhichway you want. You can tell anyone who asks that it is a 66 in disguise!

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    Love the machines... but: do you need a special license or certification to sew on them because they look like the cockpit of a 747...lol.

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    Welcome I know of what you speak. The 12 step thing did not work for me either.
    You will get what you expect to get.

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    Welcome cil. I too am a fanatic 12 fall off the step person. I love my two fw, my 99's. My universal, my new/old janome new home, my other new home and my other janomes' and if i have my way i will soon inherit another singer in a cabinet with a bench included. Oh my my i hope i didn't cause you to fall off the step again. Aren't sewing machines wonderful? Welcome to the board.
    Regina

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    They surely are beautiful.

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