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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    Thanks to Cathy(Mizkaki) and her kind generosity My WW8 now has a beautiful glass slipper to show off instead of her old everyday shoe.
    Thanks again Cathy.

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    Glenn, that is so cool! Cathy is awesome! Thank you Cathy for Skipper!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    Oh my yes Wilbur now has a LIFE - DD feels run over by a truck - he is making up for lost time. He can do about any animal imitation including moving like the animal and the sounds. He is talking in complete sentences now, he knows his numbers, colors, alphabet, etc and can sing in a very high falsetto just about anything he hears once - he's eating and using the potty with some success. Baby Walter is just trying to keep up...
    That is great news! I love the new avator! What is your little redheaded GD's name?

    Nancy

    Ok Miriam, stop playing with the Avator! First you take off the photo of you and your DH, put the little redhead on there, then change to both the redheads - now nothing? Come on Miriam, I can't keep up! Now a bobbin assembly? You remind me of my 4 year old GS, who is always changing the people on our Wii game! Hehehehehehe! Well, you did give me a smile this morning - I needed that!
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    OK, Singer Model 66 SN AC469748 recently found totally frozen is now making perfect stitches. I should get a base built today. Now that I have a working machine I can start ordering and making parts to build the quilting frame. My goal is to finish the project while I am off for Thanksgiving. I want to upgrade to a 31 class machine when I find one so I am going to build the frame with this in mind. I will post a picture when I have it all set up.


    I started this project for my wife, I think I am more interested in it than she is now!

    Steve

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    I am picking up my new to me vintage band saw today....... I had to have a band saw to make the quilting frame!

    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by IamaHam View Post
    PS

    I am picking up my new to me vintage band saw today....... I had to have a band saw to make the quilting frame!

    Steve
    Steve, is it on a treadle? Do show and tell
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    That is great news! I love the new avator! What is your little redheaded GD's name?

    Nancy

    Ok Miriam, stop playing with the Avator! First you take off the photo of you and your DH, put the little redhead on there, then change to both the redheads - now nothing? Come on Miriam, I can't keep up! Now a bobbin assembly? You remind me of my 4 year old GS, who is always changing the people on our Wii game! Hehehehehehe! Well, you did give me a smile this morning - I needed that!
    Darn thing won't stay up there... I'll try for Miss L my little Q-tip queen... Her name is Lovie.
    Last edited by miriam; 11-04-2012 at 06:37 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    Darn thing won't stay up there... I'll try for Miss L my little Q-tip queen... Her name is Lovie.
    She loves to hug and kiss. Look out when she turns 16...
    She likes my shop a lot. I have cool stuff in there... Scares me to death when 5 kids show up and take over. So far Walter doesn't give a fig. The others each have their own interests.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    Hello, all. It's been a bad couple of weeks and it took me quite awhile to read all the pages I missed. My computer got hit by lightening a week before we left the cabin and then on Friday, I tripped over a FW case and broke my upper right arm. I may have to have surgery but I won't be doing any sewing or working on machines for a few weeks, that's for sure. So, my best advice is.... don't leave your machines sitting in your walking path.

    You all are finding more cool machines......a little envy going on here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nanna-up-north View Post
    Hello, all. It's been a bad couple of weeks and it took me quite awhile to read all the pages I missed. My computer got hit by lightening a week before we left the cabin and then on Friday, I tripped over a FW case and broke my upper right arm. I may have to have surgery but I won't be doing any sewing or working on machines for a few weeks, that's for sure. So, my best advice is.... don't leave your machines sitting in your walking path.

    You all are finding more cool machines......a little envy going on here.
    ouch for your arm - I hope it heals up quickly. Those are pretty good obstacles - they hide well...
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Glenn, that is so cool! Cathy is awesome! Thank you Cathy for Skipper!

    Nancy
    Cathy is the best.
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    Glenn W. Cleveland

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    Quote Originally Posted by nanna-up-north View Post
    Hello, all. It's been a bad couple of weeks and it took me quite awhile to read all the pages I missed. My computer got hit by lightening a week before we left the cabin and then on Friday, I tripped over a FW case and broke my upper right arm. I may have to have surgery but I won't be doing any sewing or working on machines for a few weeks, that's for sure. So, my best advice is.... don't leave your machines sitting in your walking path.

    You all are finding more cool machines......a little envy going on here.
    Nanna-up-north, hope the arm heals fast so you can have fun with the machines and us.
    Skip
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    Blush, blush. Skip needed a foot and I had an extra one. 1 + 1 = 2. Karma goes around.
    Besides I actually did it for the W&W. I really love those old Wheeler & Wilsons.

    Cathy



    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    Cathy is the best.
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    Cathy

    "Most sewing machine problems are due to the carbon based unit in the chair in front of the machine"

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    Nana,
    Ouch. I'm so sorry to hear about your arm. I pray that it heals well and quickly.

    Cathy


    Quote Originally Posted by nanna-up-north View Post
    Hello, all. It's been a bad couple of weeks and it took me quite awhile to read all the pages I missed. My computer got hit by lightening a week before we left the cabin and then on Friday, I tripped over a FW case and broke my upper right arm. I may have to have surgery but I won't be doing any sewing or working on machines for a few weeks, that's for sure. So, my best advice is.... don't leave your machines sitting in your walking path.

    You all are finding more cool machines......a little envy going on here.
    Cathy

    "Most sewing machine problems are due to the carbon based unit in the chair in front of the machine"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mizkaki View Post
    Blush, blush. Skip needed a foot and I had an extra one. 1 + 1 = 2. Karma goes around.
    Besides I actually did it for the W&W. I really love those old Wheeler & Wilsons.

    Cathy
    I agree Cathy I love the Wheeler and Wilsons. This 8 will out sew most anything and it is just plain fun to sew with. It is one of the quitest machines to use to. I just like the looks of them. Thanks again Cathy.

    Skip
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    Kind of off topic a bit but my wife has been making aprons with our "vintage" type machines.


    This picture was taken this morning and when I looked at it the flower on the wall next to the door just jumped out at me. I'll tell you about the flower then Elaine can ask what she wants about the aprons.

    My mom and I were exploring near the Salt River south of Phoenix over 30 years ago and we found a spot where people had dumped some trash. In the trash was this flower. It's made from plaster of Paris or something like that and was broken. There was a couple pieces missing too.
    We brought it home and glued it back together. Then using spackling compound we filled in the missing pieces, contoured and detailed them to look like what used to be there. After it was dry I painted it up with my model paints. After that it hung on the wall near the door on our house for a lot of years.
    In 2001 when my mom died I retrieved it and brought it back to IL with me. About 10 years ago I touched it up then gave it several good coats of clear coat to keep the moisture and humidity from causing it to mold. And now it hangs near the door in my house. Just a happy memory of good times long past. I thought I'd share them with you.

    Elaine's questions below: \/

    For a long time I have wanted to make aprons to sell at the crafts shows. The project has always been one of those "round to it" things. Well I finally made a few and am in a quandary as to how much I should charge for them.
    So I ask those of you here what would you charge or be willing to pay for a custom made apron like the one above and these below?
    I want honest opinions please.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    Thanks to Cathy(Mizkaki) and her kind generosity My WW8 now has a beautiful glass slipper to show off instead of her old everyday shoe.
    Thanks again Cathy.

    Skip
    Skip, those "glass slippers" are way cool....and in my own personal belief, our Mizkaki is THE BOMB!!
    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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    Charlee,

    It is so good to 'hear' your voice again. Stay around, but do take care of your self.

    Cathy
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    Thanks Cathy! I promise to take care...I really do feel better these days, and have more energy. Not as much as I'd like to have, but it's a heck of a lot better than none at all!
    One day, you'll only be a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.

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    Joe, I love that flower and the story behind it!

    Elaine, I really like your aprons! For me? $25-$30 would be about as much as I would pay for someone else to make one for me....and I KNOW you probably have that much just in materials....so I'm not a very good judge of things like that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nanna-up-north View Post
    Hello, all. It's been a bad couple of weeks and it took me quite awhile to read all the pages I missed. My computer got hit by lightening a week before we left the cabin and then on Friday, I tripped over a FW case and broke my upper right arm. I may have to have surgery but I won't be doing any sewing or working on machines for a few weeks, that's for sure. So, my best advice is.... don't leave your machines sitting in your walking path.

    You all are finding more cool machines......a little envy going on here.
    Goodness! Please heal quickly, and I hope that the discomfort is not much at all for you to deal with!
    One day, you'll only be a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    Joe, I love that flower and the story behind it!

    Elaine, I really like your aprons! For me? $25-$30 would be about as much as I would pay for someone else to make one for me....and I KNOW you probably have that much just in materials....so I'm not a very good judge of things like that!
    Well as for the materials, most of this has been bought at major discount when the stores were closing out or at estate sales. That sort of thing. I try to keep my costs as low as I can. So if I were to sell at that range I think I could make do. It is just weather or not I can convince the shoppers to buy them.

    Elaine

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    Well as for the materials, most of this has been bought at major discount when the stores were closing out or at estate sales. That sort of thing. I try to keep my costs as low as I can. So if I were to sell at that range I think I could make do. It is just weather or not I can convince the shoppers to buy them.

    Elaine
    I would! I especially like the blue/yellow daisy one! That being said, remember that if you have to replace the fabric at today's prices, you'd need to ask more for them!
    One day, you'll only be a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    I would! I especially like the blue/yellow daisy one! That being said, remember that if you have to replace the fabric at today's prices, you'd need to ask more for them!
    Welllll, they are for sale and it is first come first serve..LOL To anyone that wants them.
    I just listed them for sale on the barter board on the homesteading forum that I belong to.
    I am going to take them to my next art sale that is on the 1st of next month.

    Elaine

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    Check prices for something like them on Etsy. I figure time + materials but then you have to figure in selling costs as well.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IamaHam View Post
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    I am picking up my new to me vintage band saw today....... I had to have a band saw to make the quilting frame!

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    Steve post photos as you go so we can all see your progress!

    Nancy

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