Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1771 of 1792 FirstFirst ... 771 1271 1671 1721 1761 1770 1771 1772 1781 ... LastLast
Results 44,251 to 44,275 of 44790

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

  1. #44251
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Location
    Sacramento County, CA
    Posts
    301
    I got the Sew-Classic order today. (And an out of stock item was taken off of the order and the needle plate marking stickers were put in instead with no charge. I am happy. I meant to order those stickers too but forgot.) So far the emery cord has been good for a lot of things.

    I smoothed out needle dings from the needle plate,
    took off the partial stripping from the needle plate screw heads,
    removed a sharp edge from inside my pinky ring,
    almost tried to sharpen my seam ripper before I thought about the ring and what it meant as far as putting a sharp edge back on something,
    and told the cat to stop trying to bite the cord and run away with it.

    It is useful.

    Sadly I also got bobbins to match a machine but I lost the auction after the order went out. Is there a thread for whining about the wish list or the ones that got away?
    Last edited by Quincunx; 01-28-2015 at 02:19 PM.

  2. #44252
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    94
    Hi! Is this the place we go about questions? I moved my White 568 from one cabinet to the one I just bought since I couldn't use it with my Penney's machine. It has it's original cords. However....the motor/light cord coming from the bottom of the machine has been taped up with electrical tape so I'm thinking it's time to change it out. I saw a generic replacement plug in part (the part that plugs into the wall outlet), but I couldn't tell if it also has the two lines coming from the sewing machine itself. Those really should be replaced. right?

  3. #44253
    Senior Member Windblown's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Windy NE Oregon
    Posts
    458
    Mrs Finch I found a replacement caster on ebay for very little for my Free #5 Treadle. You should be able to find one very close to the one your missing.
    Kasey 1937 221-1 Featherweight, Red Eye Singer Treadle 66-1, 2 301's both long and short bed, 403, Free Number 5 Treadle, Jones hand crank Kenmore 158 19131, Viking Lilly 555

  4. #44254
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Posts
    1

    Need Help Please- Universal KZM

    I saw a post someone made in 2012 offering copies of the manual for a Universal KZM machine. My mother in law needs a copy for her old machine. I sent the person a message asking for a copy but have not heard back yet.
    If anyone can please let me know if they have a copy of this manual I would really appreciate it. I will be happy to provide my email if anyone can send me a copy.
    Thanks so much in advance.

  5. #44255
    Power Poster miriam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Victorian Sweatshop
    Posts
    15,394
    Blog Entries
    2
    OK I am back from Florida minus a few sewing machines plus a fractured sprained ankle - no panic - it is healing.
    I do have to tell about teaching old men to sew. First we were camped at the Alafia River Rendezvous and you can google search that.... It is like a little town from 18th century. Everyone dresses the part and we all live in tents. I know, sewing machines aren't 18th century. Just only the patent. So we bent the rules a little and I took some and sold them - this year and last. Last year a man wanted one but didn't get one so he came looking for me and bought two machines - one for himself and one for his daughter - I taught her how to use hers. A couple days later I did show him how to use his. After about 2 hours he was getting the hang of it but later brought his pants to be hemmed. LOL... Next enter 2 gruffy old men and their younger friend - ahem he was our age.... One of the gruffy old men decided to buy a sewing machine. And he wanted to learn how to use it. So they all sat there and watched me teach him (I mean heckle the guy.) He got the hang of it but he never did make a stitch - go figure? So when he left with the younger man and the machine the other old man sat there and laughed. He said, "He isn't really going to use that machine. It's just bait." "Bait???" I ask. He just snorted, "His wife died two years ago and he can't manage on his own - he's going to try to get the widow across the street to teach him to sew so he can mend his pants...." Beware ladies it's a pretty little Singer 128 HC - I think he headed back to Pennsylvania... An elderly Seminole men showed up and bought a machine, picked it up and walked back to his camp - I thought - WOW he must be some specimen if he can haul that a mile. Well, it turned out he only made it so far, sold the machine and came back and bought another machine. So I ended up having to teach the guy that bought it from him how to use it. Ok so then another old guy shows up. He pays for the machine and leaves. He didn't come back for days - I figured he forgot he bought it. When he did come back it was dark - ever try to teach someone to sew in the dark in a tent??? Anyway he was getting it for his 10 year old grand daughter. He just wanted a few basics - we used a flash light. (cheat cheat)
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    good mothers let you lick the beaters - great mothers turn it off first

  6. #44256
    Super Member Stitchnripper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Mableton, GA
    Posts
    8,491
    I don't check in over here as often as I should. But, glad I did. Very interesting story, Miriam, and hope your ankle will be less swollen real soon.
    Alyce

  7. #44257
    Super Member ThayerRags's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Frederick, OK
    Posts
    2,050
    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    OK I am back from Florida....we were camped at the Alafia River Rendezvous....
    Now I’m hungry again. I went to the Lakeland Ledger Gallery (Lakeland, FL) and saw Mike Lunn, of Fort Meade, dressed as an 1840's era fur trapper, showing off the deer shoulder that he was cooking for a meal, and wow did that look good! Did you get to eat any of that? That would beat the heck out of Chicken Nuggets!!!

    That Rendezvous looks like a fun place that I would like to visit someday.

    CD in Oklahoma

    ETA: My link to the Lakeland Ledger Gallery didn't work because it changed to a different album on me. (Sorry)
    Last edited by ThayerRags; 02-01-2015 at 11:55 AM.
    "I sew, I sew, so it's off to work I go!!!"
    ThayerRags Fabric Center
    http://thayerrags.com/

  8. #44258
    Power Poster miriam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Victorian Sweatshop
    Posts
    15,394
    Blog Entries
    2
    Usually I walk miles and miles down there - this time I never made it out of our camp. There are some places you can get some really good food in there - but the best are invitation only. We run our own 'Grumpies Dutch Oven Bake Shop'. We bake scones in a Dutch oven over a wood fire and sell them to the public - with the wood in Florida it is a mean job. One year I tried to make coffee but it tasted like dish water. Then I found out DH was going to use that water for dish water... We have some running jokes... This year our son helped man the fires. I usually get the job of washing dishes. I think we made 7 batches on Friday and 7 batches in 3 hours on Saturday. That might be a record and after the toad choking rain we had the night before it was almost a miracle. The scones don't taste the same at home. We have little chalk board signs up that say "Eat at your own peril" and 'Advice 25 cents' and others but fortunately nobody reads the signs.

    You might have an easier time if you search Floridafrontiersmen - they have a web page and you have to dig to find pictures unless they changed things. Yes CD you would fit right in there and you would have a blast.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    good mothers let you lick the beaters - great mothers turn it off first

  9. #44259
    Power Poster miriam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Victorian Sweatshop
    Posts
    15,394
    Blog Entries
    2
    Quote Originally Posted by KathyJB View Post
    Hi! Is this the place we go about questions? I moved my White 568 from one cabinet to the one I just bought since I couldn't use it with my Penney's machine. It has it's original cords. However....the motor/light cord coming from the bottom of the machine has been taped up with electrical tape so I'm thinking it's time to change it out. I saw a generic replacement plug in part (the part that plugs into the wall outlet), but I couldn't tell if it also has the two lines coming from the sewing machine itself. Those really should be replaced. right?
    Replace if the cord has been damaged - they are fairly cheap if it is the cord box and controller. If the cords are attached to the machine they are do-able but more work.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    good mothers let you lick the beaters - great mothers turn it off first

  10. #44260
    Power Poster miriam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Victorian Sweatshop
    Posts
    15,394
    Blog Entries
    2
    I forgot part of the story about the 3 old men. I wish I had their names. For ease of the story I'm going to name them for you. Two of them drove from Pennsylvania to Florida together. 'Ralph and George' have been friends for YEARS and live a few blocks apart. 'Ralph', the old guy telling the story was a truck driver for years. 'George' the other guy was going to share the driving (same guy that bought the sewing machine). Well 'George' plugged in his GPS and drove the first 100 miles. 'Ralph' took it from there. He thought 'George' wove all over the road too much. So as 'Ralph' drove, 'George' kept telling him where to turn - HE had the GPS. 'Ralph' said he kept getting lost when he paid attention to the GPS. At one point 'George' pulled off the road and ASKED. I bet he's never done that before - he was steamed - that GPS got them 30 miles out of the way. Worst of it is they have a business together - they make gun barrels. Some times when I camp I entertain little kids - old men are just as funny.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    good mothers let you lick the beaters - great mothers turn it off first

  11. #44261
    Super Member ThayerRags's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Frederick, OK
    Posts
    2,050
    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    ...our own 'Grumpies Dutch Oven Bake Shop'. We bake scones in a Dutch oven over a wood fire....Yes CD you would fit right in there and you would have a blast.
    I found a photo of your setup (not sure which year) on the Florida Frontiersman website in the current “Visitor Information” section. It looks like a good setup. I still have a couple of my Dutch ovens but haven’t used them since back in the late 80s at Boy Scout Camp. I was the desert man for the troop, and made things like pineapple upside-down cake and cobblers in camp. The Scout Master, “Greasy” (nicknamed years earlier while working in a gas station during High School) cooked most of the food in large cast iron skillets. His nickname fit for a cook. I made my cobblers off to one side while he cooked. I was an Assistant Scout Master, nicknamed “Knotty”, because I taught knot tying and lashing. Most of the adults had a nickname of some sort, usually hung on us by the boys.

    CD in Oklahoma
    "I sew, I sew, so it's off to work I go!!!"
    ThayerRags Fabric Center
    http://thayerrags.com/

  12. #44262
    Power Poster miriam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Victorian Sweatshop
    Posts
    15,394
    Blog Entries
    2
    Quote Originally Posted by ThayerRags View Post
    I found a photo of your setup (not sure which year) on the Florida Frontiersman website in the current “Visitor Information” section. It looks like a good setup. I still have a couple of my Dutch ovens but haven’t used them since back in the late 80s at Boy Scout Camp. I was the desert man for the troop, and made things like pineapple upside-down cake and cobblers in camp. The Scout Master, “Greasy” (nicknamed years earlier while working in a gas station during High School) cooked most of the food in large cast iron skillets. His nickname fit for a cook. I made my cobblers off to one side while he cooked. I was an Assistant Scout Master, nicknamed “Knotty”, because I taught knot tying and lashing. Most of the adults had a nickname of some sort, usually hung on us by the boys.

    CD in Oklahoma
    We have a lot of Boy Scouts that come in and learn, too. School days are on Thursday - the most fun is to be a tour guide - this year I let somebody else walk all over the place. DH got named Grumpy by my son on the way down one year - he fit the name - so when I made the sign I was fussing at him and he said I better make it plural rather than singular...
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    good mothers let you lick the beaters - great mothers turn it off first

  13. #44263
    Super Member ThayerRags's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Frederick, OK
    Posts
    2,050
    I showed my wife the photo of the deer shoulder that the trapper in Florida was cooking, and shortly after that my wife told me that today was Groundhog Day. I told her that was fine with me, we can have deer shoulder some other night....

    CD in Oklahoma
    "I sew, I sew, so it's off to work I go!!!"
    ThayerRags Fabric Center
    http://thayerrags.com/

  14. #44264
    Super Member SteveH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    San Lorenzo, CA
    Posts
    5,291
    Quote Originally Posted by ThayerRags View Post
    I showed my wife the photo of the deer shoulder that the trapper in Florida was cooking, and shortly after that my wife told me that today was Groundhog Day. I told her that was fine with me, we can have deer shoulder some other night....

    CD in Oklahoma
    Ok, now that is funny right there...

  15. #44265
    Power Poster miriam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Victorian Sweatshop
    Posts
    15,394
    Blog Entries
    2
    CD we have done all kinds of cooking over a fire - our favorite is to fool a new comer. We sent a lady in to the dellie for some sort of meat one time - maybe it was possum or gopher I forget. We used hot dogs and cut them in quarters lengthwise when she couldn't get any. You should fix her some...
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    good mothers let you lick the beaters - great mothers turn it off first

  16. #44266
    Super Member Jeanette Frantz's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    1,374
    Hey, those stories go back to the Jerry Clower, comedian, and his possum on a half-shell (armadillo - you spell it)!

    Jeanette
    Last edited by Jeanette Frantz; 02-02-2015 at 04:15 PM. Reason: typographical error

  17. #44267
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Merritt Island, FL
    Posts
    661
    Blog Entries
    16

    Smile

    Quote Originally Posted by ThayerRags View Post
    I found a photo of your setup (not sure which year) on the Florida Frontiersman website in the current “Visitor Information” section. It looks like a good setup. I still have a couple of my Dutch ovens but haven’t used them since back in the late 80s at Boy Scout Camp. I was the desert man for the troop, and made things like pineapple upside-down cake and cobblers in camp. The Scout Master, “Greasy” (nicknamed years earlier while working in a gas station during High School) cooked most of the food in large cast iron skillets. His nickname fit for a cook. I made my cobblers off to one side while he cooked. I was an Assistant Scout Master, nicknamed “Knotty”, because I taught knot tying and lashing. Most of the adults had a nickname of some sort, usually hung on us by the boys.

    CD in Oklahoma
    These messages have reminded us of our younger days and outdoor fun cooking over campfires. Thanks CD and Miriam
    Donna
    "A mediocre person tells. A good person explains. A superior person demonstrates. A great person inspires others to see for themselves."
    ~ Harvey MacKay

  18. #44268
    Super Member ThayerRags's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Frederick, OK
    Posts
    2,050
    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    CD we have done all kinds of cooking over a fire...
    Our family has always enjoyed campfire cooking too. Our long-handled open-fire popcorn popper got a real workout over the years, and was a hit at Scout Camp during those years too. One memorable time of fun camp cooking was at Scout Camp when I turned a bunch of non-believers into believers when I baked them biscuits in a cardboard box. I could have won some money with that feat.

    My wife and I still regularly enjoy beer can chicken cooked in our wood-burning grill in the backyard, and we’ve done an occasional trashcan turkey cooked just off of the patio out there too. Our large pecan tree, along with neighbor pecan trees, provides us with plenty of shed limbs to have a constant supply of firewood. I cook over wood (in my grill) in the backyard often. We raise jalapenos and have a real appetite for poppers grilled over a wood fire.

    Dang, now I’ve went and made myself hungry again.....

    CD in Oklahoma
    "I sew, I sew, so it's off to work I go!!!"
    ThayerRags Fabric Center
    http://thayerrags.com/

  19. #44269
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Merritt Island, FL
    Posts
    661
    Blog Entries
    16

    Dang, now I’ve went and made myself hungry again.....

    CD in Oklahoma[/QUOTE]

    You made me hungry, too. When is dinner? (Don't I wish?)
    Donna
    "A mediocre person tells. A good person explains. A superior person demonstrates. A great person inspires others to see for themselves."
    ~ Harvey MacKay

  20. #44270
    Super Member Crossstitcher's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    West Virginia
    Posts
    1,059
    Blog Entries
    7
    Here in WV we have a "Road Kill" cook off contest. Like a box of Cracker Jack you never know what you are going to get. Suppose to be a big event but never have attended.
    Quilting with a friend keeps me in stitches.

    Trish

  21. #44271
    Power Poster miriam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Victorian Sweatshop
    Posts
    15,394
    Blog Entries
    2
    Quote Originally Posted by Crossstitcher View Post
    Here in WV we have a "Road Kill" cook off contest. Like a box of Cracker Jack you never know what you are going to get. Suppose to be a big event but never have attended.
    Ha ha ha - now I have to tell our road kill story.
    I was at work and got the call from DH - we got a deer! bring ice, cling wrap, zip bags, and what not. OK. not a lot of time for a long call... So I got home... we had just built a garage and there is DH and his buddy with the deer hung from the new rafters hosing the deer - blood going all over the new garage. ggggrrrrr.... Then I find my then 8 year old son in his room crying for the deer. DD thought they should han the deer head on the wall the 8 year old is imitating the limp deer - nope it won't hang on the wall... LOL THEN I get more of the story. The NEW (from the city no less) neighbor lady saw the deer go down so she called the Ranger - the Ranger told her it would be ok the people (us) across the street would EAT it. She really wigged out. She thought the Ranger would give it a decent burial I guess. Well we did eat the deer and it WAS good. It took about 6 months before the lady across the street would speak to us. One morning DS woke up and saw the geese the lady fed every day laying in her driveway. Someone had shot them in the head. He looked at the lady and said nobody should shoot a critter they weren't going to eat. She was ok after that. Go figure. Then she adopted a stray dog and she had him walk the dog - they became fast friends. We got part of another deer one time. Some how he got into a fancy restaurant and trashed the place - somehow they got the deer shot and we got one of the legs - it was good, too.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    good mothers let you lick the beaters - great mothers turn it off first

  22. #44272
    Super Member chris_quilts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    leavenworth, ks
    Posts
    3,029
    Blog Entries
    19
    Dated an unusual man a long time ago, like when dinosaurs roamed the earth as my kids would say, who routinely made road kill chili and served it to dates and other people in his life. He was a good man and totally into consuming nature's bounty if it was fresh road kill. Must have been, I never got sick from eating the chili.
    My late darling grandmother would pick up fresh road kill rabbits to feed to her cats. They liked rabbit meat and it was easier than hunting them.
    I meant to behave......but there were too many other options

  23. #44273
    Super Member Crossstitcher's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    West Virginia
    Posts
    1,059
    Blog Entries
    7
    Sewing machines bring out the best story tellers. Nice that we can carry on this way!
    Quilting with a friend keeps me in stitches.

    Trish

  24. #44274
    Power Poster miriam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Victorian Sweatshop
    Posts
    15,394
    Blog Entries
    2
    it is a diversion - sewing machine CAN get boring... who knew road kill would be such a good topic......... we used to have a Road Kill Grill poster on the fridge - it hid the dents and rust...
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    good mothers let you lick the beaters - great mothers turn it off first

  25. #44275
    Super Member chris_quilts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    leavenworth, ks
    Posts
    3,029
    Blog Entries
    19
    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    it is a diversion - sewing machine CAN get boring... who knew road kill would be such a good topic......... we used to have a Road Kill Grill poster on the fridge - it hid the dents and rust...
    We had other posters on the fridge growing up but served the same purpose. One was Rewett (sp?) & Sibley's tractor advertisement.
    I meant to behave......but there were too many other options

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.