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Thread: Vintage Sewing Machine Shop.....Come on in and sit a spell

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    Where has Charlee been???
    Never let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    I'm here, off and on Miriam... and now that I know what's going on, I can share why I haven't been around much lately.

    When we went to the coast in July, it seems that I had a bit of a heart attack. Finally got into the cardiologist yesterday, where I underwent a nuclear stress test and echogram. Good news and bad... had another minor heart attack on the treadmill for the stress test, but no damage, and none from the one in July either.
    Bad news...I have aortic valve stenosis, or a hardening of the aortic heart valve causing it to malfunction under exertion. I also have stress induced asthma, which doesn't help with the heart thing!
    Ending with good news...they are going to try to control the problem with medication! Some of the side effects aren't exactly pleasant, but I think I can deal with those better than I can these episodes!

    Not sure how much I'll be around...have been trying to spend more time with the spousal unit...and more time sewing....but I do check in everyday and at least read about what's happening!!
    One day, you'll only be a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.

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    Charlee,

    Take care of yourself. You are the only you you got.

    Joe

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    hmph Charlee - you gotta stick around - too boring if you don't
    Never let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    Thanks! I'll be here...and there....and here again....and there...
    One day, you'll only be a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.

    http://charleeturner.blogspot.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    Thanks! I'll be here...and there....and here again....and there...
    Charlee, take care of youself and do what is needed to get you back in good health. We need you here it wil be no fun without you. Fiesty we love you and wish you the best.

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    Charlee, I hope the medicine will work wonders for you and that you won't suffer too many bad side effects. We'd miss you if you weren't checking in when you can. Please keep us informed as to how you are doing.You will be in my prayers.
    Janis

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    A potted motor question for those who know about them;

    I was piecing some quilt squares with my 201-2 tonight and at the beginning of each piece when I pushed on the knee bar, it wouldn't go. Give the hand wheel a tiny nudge and zoom it would take off. Then it was good to go until the next piece.
    I'm using C&C Dual Duty Heavy thread and I'm wondering if that is causing trouble at the beginning of the stitching or if it's a motor problem.

    Earlier I was using the two ZZ attachments and a button holler and didn't seem to have this problem. I was using light thread then. I really don't know if the thread is the trouble or no.

    Any body have any ideas?

    As much as I know about regular motors, I know nothing about the potted motors.

    Joe

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    Charlee, Sorry to hear that you have had a series of minor heart attacks. Luckily you can be treated with meds. Life is short regardless of age; so, ignore all drama that causes you stress. Take it easy and enjoy those sewing projects; treadling is good for the soul too.

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    Thanks Everyone...I promise I am NOT going anywhere just yet! It doesn't seem to that big of a deal, I am just really tired lately, and wanted to explain why I haven't posted much, even tho I read most every day.
    One day, you'll only be a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.

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    Please take very good care of yourself. You would be greatly missed! You're in my prayers.
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    I have a question for those who have a Rocketeer. I have one myself but I've never used it (it was my grandmothers) and I cannot access it to find what info I need. How many cams should there be to make a complete set with a machine. I have one to sell and it has a bag of attachments as well as 5 cams with it, and I wasnt sure how many, if any, were "missing".

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    Charlee, thinking of you and hoping you feel much better SOON!

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    Hi Charlee, I hope that the medicine isn't too bad on the side affects. I too have missed you on this thread recently. You have helped me a few times when I had questions on these vintage machines and I enjoy reading your posts very much. Thanks for letting us know what is happening with you. My thoughts are with you and I wish you good health and happy sewing!

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    Charlee, I am so sorry to learn of your health problems. Although I haven't actually corresponded with you, I have read many of your post as well as your replies to the post of others. Just wanted to let you know that I value your input on the board and that I will miss your participation. I hope your condition can be controlled by the medication and that if you do experience any side effects that hey will be minor ones. May God be with you and may you experience a great improvement in your health in the very near future.
    Fabric is like money, no matter how much you have it's never enough.

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    Charlee, take it from an RN who diagnosed her DH's condition even though the MDs all said he was fine but he actually had a problem similar to yours...aortic valve stenosis, among other things...and required surgery. He has a Bovine valve replacement and 3 weeks after the surgery, he was out using a push mower on a hill (much to the surgeon's unhappiness) and that was over 10 years ago. The only problem he has had since was the need to have his pacemaker replaced. He is almost 80 years old and is still out in this Florida heat doing yard work and other much heavier work every day. When he gets too hot or too tired he rests. He also avoids stress and drama.

    The advice below is the best...along with resting and not overdoing. We love you so much and depend on your wonderful fountain of knowledge so be a good girl and know that there are many prayers being sent up on your behalf. If at a later time you have to have valve replacement, just remember, the docs can work magic on you like you do on vintage machines.

    Love and hugs,
    Donna

    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif View Post
    Charlee, Sorry to hear that you have had a series of minor heart attacks. Luckily you can be treated with meds. Life is short regardless of age; so, ignore all drama that causes you stress. Take it easy and enjoy those sewing projects; treadling is good for the soul too.
    Last edited by blueheavenfla; 09-20-2012 at 08:53 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    A potted motor question for those who know about them;

    I was piecing some quilt squares with my 201-2 tonight and at the beginning of each piece when I pushed on the knee bar, it wouldn't go. Give the hand wheel a tiny nudge and zoom it would take off. Then it was good to go until the next piece.
    I'm using C&C Dual Duty Heavy thread and I'm wondering if that is causing trouble at the beginning of the stitching or if it's a motor problem.

    Earlier I was using the two ZZ attachments and a button holler and didn't seem to have this problem. I was using light thread then. I really don't know if the thread is the trouble or no.

    Any body have any ideas?

    As much as I know about regular motors, I know nothing about the potted motors.

    Joe
    Hi Joe,

    Potted motor is very similar to regular SM motor except it's direct drive. Perhaps (?) the brush is sticking or a bad contact somewhere and nudging the handwheel makes things right.

    Jon

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    Charlee

    I'm hoping you're feeling better real soon. You're in my prayers (gosh, with all these people saying prayers for you, you can't HELP but get better real soon!!!) God bless you...

    Pat

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    Quote Originally Posted by jennb View Post
    I have a question for those who have a Rocketeer. I have one myself but I've never used it (it was my grandmothers) and I cannot access it to find what info I need. How many cams should there be to make a complete set with a machine. I have one to sell and it has a bag of attachments as well as 5 cams with it, and I wasnt sure how many, if any, were "missing".
    5 cams is correct for a Singer 500 (Rocketeer) - nice machines - I prefer the 503 or 403... Info on sew-classic
    Never let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlhmnj View Post
    Hi Joe,

    Potted motor is very similar to regular SM motor except it's direct drive. Perhaps (?) the brush is sticking or a bad contact somewhere and nudging the handwheel makes things right.

    Jon
    Jon,

    That's pretty much what I was thinking too. I guess I'll have to take the cover off and check things out.

    Joe

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    I also wondered why I had not seen you here recently.Yes, it is good news that you know what is going on and the problem can be helped.
    Sweet Caroline

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    Charlee, it is probably a blessing that you found out about your condition with two minor heart attacks. Now, you will be able to control the situation and avoid a major problem! Those little warnings are life savers! You are young so this is a good thing - now you will know what to do to control your health!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    5 cams is correct for a Singer 500 (Rocketeer) - nice machines - I prefer the 503 or 403... Info on sew-classic
    The 500 comes with 5 cams, but for the 503 - that does not do any decorative stitches without a cam - there are a total of 21 cams available.

    Nancy

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    I have been wondering where you were. Thanks for sharing.

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    Charlee, I too have been wondering where you were. Sorry to hear it's been a health problem tho. I agree with everyone on the board that you would be missed if you didn't chat with us. I and my Hubby will be hopeing for the best for you. I don't write much on here but do read every day and miss your festyness as Glenn calls it.
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