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    Quote Originally Posted by craftiladi View Post
    Exactly why i haven't been here much.....I am determined to get caught up. But then I have also had a few distractions....he he
    Dee, I also love the yellow Brother! The little Tru Sew looks like a 99 clone? Is it? The blue on your Kenmore is also really nice. All those machines look to be in great shape too! Lucky you!

    Nancy

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    Ya'll know what I just realized? I didn't need to buy a exercise stepper with my amazon gift card... All I need to do is master treadling instead! I wonder how many calories it burns?
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    Dee -

    This blue Kenmore 15 clone is to die for. Where did you find it? Is it as nice in person as it looks in this picture?


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    It does look nice. Are you going to put in a case or a cabinet?

    Joe

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    I know some folks here really like Morse portable two tone machines and this one is $35
    http://orlando.craigslist.org/atq/3480546511.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by goonberrie View Post
    Hi! I'm goonberrie! newish to quilting period. I have discovered my husband's grandmother's old treadle in an old shed, and I use the term shed loosely. almost no protection to Montana's weather. do you know of any miracle workers in Montana? I would like to see about restoring it. please 'pm' me here. Thank you for any assistance.
    Hi goonberrie!
    Can you post pics of the machine? If it's not too bad, you should be able to clean it up and get it running yourself... Welcome to the mad world of antique/vintage machines! They're wonderful things to have and use!
    One day, you'll only be a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.

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    Have Miz Pat take videos when you teach Miriam to treadle Skip!
    One day, you'll only be a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.

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    Have been busy lately...I've been trying to teach myself to knit socks! Don't have a clue as to why I want to knit socks, but for some reason I just HAVE to do it! I'm not doing too bad...have one sock almost done. I'm super slow at it, so I MIGHT have a new pair of wool socks for next winter!

    Have been helping a customer clean out his storage unit...he and his wife live in Hawaii, and she has been very ill, so their dream of a second home here has been dashed...he gifted me with a service for 12 of the Franciscan "Desert Rose" china, with just about every serving piece you can think of. The other biggie that he gifted me with was one of her half finished quilts...Double Wedding Ring, absolutely beautiful work, hope I can do it justice when I attempt to finish it! There were two completed wallhangings and a Rowenta iron and quite a lot of smaller sewing notions too...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    Have Miz Pat take videos when you teach Miriam to treadle Skip!
    Hi Charlee, I intend to have Pat take a video teaching Miriam it will be a fun time I am sure.
    Skip
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    Hi Charlee, I intend to have Pat take a video teaching Miriam it will be a fun time I am sure.
    Skip
    VIDEO???????? AW come on - that would NOT be that entertaining... not unless I wear my shoes.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    ~grin~ The way you and Skip go at it? I'm DYING to watch!!
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    My wife tried to take videos of me treadling my 9W-7 but the camera gave her troubles. I'd love to see Miriam treading. All it takes is rhythm.

    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    ~grin~ The way you and Skip go at it? I'm DYING to watch!!
    Oh, to be a fly on the wall for that. I could see it. QB's first podcast.
    ~G~

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    Have been busy lately...I've been trying to teach myself to knit socks! Don't have a clue as to why I want to knit socks, but for some reason I just HAVE to do it! I'm not doing too bad...have one sock almost done. I'm super slow at it, so I MIGHT have a new pair of wool socks for next winter!

    Have been helping a customer clean out his storage unit...he and his wife live in Hawaii, and she has been very ill, so their dream of a second home here has been dashed...he gifted me with a service for 12 of the Franciscan "Desert Rose" china, with just about every serving piece you can think of. The other biggie that he gifted me with was one of her half finished quilts...Double Wedding Ring, absolutely beautiful work, hope I can do it justice when I attempt to finish it! There were two completed wallhangings and a Rowenta iron and quite a lot of smaller sewing notions too...
    Charlee, I have also been making socks. The problem is, by the time I finish one sock I am tired of that yarn and that pattern! The solution is that I am now making 2 socks at a time using a circular set of needles! So much fun to do 2 at a time. When you are done, you are done - both socks completed at the same time! Go to Knit Picks and check it out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    It does look nice. Are you going to put in a case or a cabinet?

    Joe
    I haven't decided yet, but leaning toward a case as I am running out of room for cabinets. To all the comments on the yellow Brother-he hasn't arrived yet, I am so excited.
    p.s. I can't get the bobbin case to stay in the aqua kenmore.
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    craftiladi,

    Clean the bobbin case pocket thoroughly. Then clean the bobbin case too. Make sure the latch is free to move with the little spring. Then when you put it in make sure it latches before you turn loose of it. I have a couple that are sneaky like that. You think they are in place and two stitches later the case falls out. Oh what frustration.

    Joe

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    http://www.quiltingboard.com/vintage...s-t211311.html
    new post - old topic but it is so buried on here... I just warmed it over and gave it it's own thread...
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    Have been busy lately...I've been trying to teach myself to knit socks! Don't have a clue as to why I want to knit socks, but for some reason I just HAVE to do it! I'm not doing too bad...have one sock almost done. I'm super slow at it, so I MIGHT have a new pair of wool socks for next winter!

    Have been helping a customer clean out his storage unit...he and his wife live in Hawaii, and she has been very ill, so their dream of a second home here has been dashed...he gifted me with a service for 12 of the Franciscan "Desert Rose" china, with just about every serving piece you can think of. The other biggie that he gifted me with was one of her half finished quilts...Double Wedding Ring, absolutely beautiful work, hope I can do it justice when I attempt to finish it! There were two completed wallhangings and a Rowenta iron and quite a lot of smaller sewing notions too...
    I have also learned how to knit socks, I do them 2 at a time, have made many pair in the last 2 years. Never would finish the second sock till I tried this method, really like it.

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    Oh, lucky you! I love Franciscan Desert Rose! I was just talking about learning to knit something more than a dishcloth. I am soooooo slow.

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    Have been busy lately...I've been trying to teach myself to knit socks! Don't have a clue as to why I want to knit socks, but for some reason I just HAVE to do it! I'm not doing too bad...have one sock almost done. I'm super slow at it, so I MIGHT have a new pair of wool socks for next winter!

    Have been helping a customer clean out his storage unit...he and his wife live in Hawaii, and she has been very ill, so their dream of a second home here has been dashed...he gifted me with a service for 12 of the Franciscan "Desert Rose" china, with just about every serving piece you can think of. The other biggie that he gifted me with was one of her half finished quilts...Double Wedding Ring, absolutely beautiful work, hope I can do it justice when I attempt to finish it! There were two completed wallhangings and a Rowenta iron and quite a lot of smaller sewing notions too...

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    Thanks for the encouragement on the knitting! I'm (so far) knitting just one at a time, but I can see definite advantages to knitting both at once!

    Lyncat, if *I* can do it, so can you! I'm terribly slow, and I've made a few mistakes, but overall am pretty pleased with this one sock that I've done so far! Give it a try!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crossstitcher View Post
    I'll get pictures as soon as I can. Calling for 4-8" of snow and machine is in a building away from house. Have to get prepaired incase power goes off.

    Sharon, people think I am crazy too when I tell them I like to treadle. Then tell them how many machines we have and the look on there faces. Most of them call it a peddle machine or they move there hands up and down. Oh well each to there own.
    Trish,I get that look too...you have how many machines??? they only do a straight stitch??? One lady asked if my house got skipped when electricity came to Texas.
    Sharon

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    SteveH,
    I love that two tone blue Morse! I don't see anything like that on Craig's list here. Most machines listed there are either rusted badly or if it does work they want far too much for them.

    Dee Fox,
    I like your machines, especially the robin's egg blue Kenmore, it looks like some of the bobbins in the picture are the wrong type. They should look like the bobbins with lots of holes in them, or a solid version of them.
    Sharon
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    Thanks for the encouragement on the knitting! I'm (so far) knitting just one at a time, but I can see definite advantages to knitting both at once!

    Lyncat, if *I* can do it, so can you! I'm terribly slow, and I've made a few mistakes, but overall am pretty pleased with this one sock that I've done so far! Give it a try!!
    Your next challenge should be knitting a sock inside a sock. Link to instructions on 2 socks in 1: http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEfall06/FEATextreme2in1.html

    Different from the sock beside the sock. I google knitting two socks together and found the sock inside a sock.

    I like knitting from the toe up because I don't have to deal with picking up stitches. I would love to figure out how to knit a sock inside a sock from the toe up.

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    Remember the Willcox and Gibbs I showed you months ago? Here it is - I finished the clean up yesterday and got it stitching. I love it. I've had another look at the picture of Nancy's W&G treadle because I remember her saying that the W&G is good for decorative stitching. It's a really neat chain stitch.

    Charlee - Hope you are well! Nice you are enjoying the knitting. Why not knit two socks at once on the same needle to keep them the same length? I used to do that with sleeves. It just means you have two balls of wool dangling about.

    Nancy - Lovely to see your two Jones machines together. The one that refers to Queen Alexandra will be the older of the two. She died in 1925.
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    Beautiful! From a fellow W&G ower - it turned out beautiful!

    Yours is handcrank? Mine is electric - I have to work on the electric a bit and the start on the outside.

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