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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miz Johnny
    ... it's a very <pick one> safe, cheap, entertaining--hobby. If people raise their eyebrows (or, since many folks have little sense--make nasty comments), just tell then you spent your crack money on the new machine. And THEN tell me what they said!!
    BWWAAAAA HAAAAA HHHHAAAA!!!!!! Thanks for that laugh, good one! :thumbup:

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    You need to find him a hobby to hold over his head. My husband plays poker and tennis and watches a LOT of sports. Plus I'm pretty mean when I get mad, and the husband really wants to keep me happy. Heh heh.

    All joking aside, this hobby has sustained me through some pretty bleak times, and if all it takes is a few sewing machines to perk up your life, it's a very <pick one> safe, cheap, entertaining--hobby. If people raise their eyebrows (or, since many folks have little sense--make nasty comments), just tell then you spent your crack money on the new machine. And THEN tell me what they said!![/quote]

    Love it! My DH was told a long time ago (38 yrs) that he married me, he didn't purchase me so I can do as I please and so can he.

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    Over the past couple of weeks the topic of trying to find back clamping feet for the old Singer 66s has come up. I just ran across the TreadleOn site again, and they have many great links you can read, one of which is how to convert a presser bar to accept side clamping feet. Here is the list of topics, "converting back clamp feet" is the fourth topic down.

    http://www.treadleon.net/sewingmachineshop/index.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles
    Yipeeeeeee - Billy page 900!

    Well, I e-mailed the ebay seller yesterday. He said he "ships a lot of electronics and machines and packs them very well." What an idiot. This will happen again if he is selling sewing machines. He put it in a cardboard box with a little paper, taped it up very little and sent it! I am going to leave him with negative feedback.

    On the bright side, we found some hinges so if DH can rebuild the cabinet the machine will be ok. I need to find the patch stuff that Billy uses to fix the machine gouges, but this machine is salvagable -- just going to take work. If the machine could be used free standing, I wouldn't worry about the case - since it is a 99 clone it has to sit in something to use. Still it is a cute little machine.

    Nancy
    Nancy, I hope you will demand a refund on this item. For part of it any way. What ever you type using e-bay forms they know what's going on and will help you make it good. Also maybe should list his name so no one else will buy from him if he is selling more machines.

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    Oh I feel like a truck ran over me and if I walk to the sunroom from the bedroom I am hacking a lung. I cant hardly function like this and it is so pretty out today. That and I am up to my eyeballs in things that need to get boxed, shipped and serviced. I went to the post office today and dropped off a few things but it took everything out of me just doing that.

    Oh boy what I would give to have this over with............

    Billy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Oh I feel like a truck ran over me and if I walk to the sunroom from the bedroom I am hacking a lung. I cant hardly function like this and it is so pretty out today. That and I am up to my eyeballs in things that need to get boxed, shipped and serviced. I went to the post office today and dropped off a few things but it took everything out of me just doing that.

    Oh boy what I would give to have this over with............

    Billy
    Billy - not to sound like your mother...er wife...er...oh you know what I mean...just wondering if you have been to the doctor? Can't hurt, could help. Course I'm the wife with the husband whose appendix burst & he didn't see fit to go to the doctor (not ER) until 48 hrs later. Yeah - that cost him 6 days in the hospital & 3 weeks off work :shock: :shock: We have an agreement now: I get to do triage & decide: home in bed, doctor or ER. He gets to do what I decide. :D

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    Billy, I had that, and it doesn't want to let go ~ it all started with a sneezing fit and then the fever skyrocketed... it all went downhill from there! Hope you feel better soon, OTC vitamins, juicing fresh juices and Echinacea helped me to at least feel a little alive :)

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    Lostn51 Oh I feel like a truck ran over me and if I walk to the sunroom from the bedroom I am hacking a lung. I cant hardly function like this and it is so pretty out today. That and I am up to my eyeballs in things that need to get boxed, shipped and serviced. I went to the post office today and dropped off a few things but it took everything out of me just doing that.

    Oh boy what I would give to have this over with............

    Billy

    Sure hope you feel better. I too have been fighting it. It has been four weeks with two antiboitics and still coughing a lung (right to be exact). Was even off work for a week. :hunf: Get better soon, we miss you. :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miz Johnny
    Quote Originally Posted by jljackquote

    You all are an inspiration to me. Now I have to stop buying machines for a while, and just play with my 4. My DH about KILLED me when the Western showed up yesterday!! "Another machine??? Good thing it's pretty!"

    LOL
    You need to find him a hobby to hold over his head. My husband plays poker and tennis and watches a LOT of sports. Plus I'm pretty mean when I get mad, and the husband really wants to keep me happy. Heh heh.

    All joking aside, this hobby has sustained me through some pretty bleak times, and if all it takes is a few sewing machines to perk up your life, it's a very <pick one> safe, cheap, entertaining--hobby. If people raise their eyebrows (or, since many folks have little sense--make nasty comments), just tell then you spent your crack money on the new machine. And THEN tell me what they said!!
    Haha Miz Johnny!!! My DH is a quilter too, and understands the fabriholic issue, as he is one too. But the machines? He's into old cars, baseball memorabilia, and a few other hobbies. So it's not really the money issue, it's more like "what are you getting into now". And I did buy 3 machines in 1 month, which is probably what created the shock!! :-)

    He'll be fine with it soon. As soon as he sees that they are really working sewing machines, he'll understand....I think!! :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles
    Yipeeeeeee - Billy page 900!

    Well, I e-mailed the ebay seller yesterday. He said he "ships a lot of electronics and machines and packs them very well." What an idiot. This will happen again if he is selling sewing machines. He put it in a cardboard box with a little paper, taped it up very little and sent it! I am going to leave him with negative feedback.

    On the bright side, we found some hinges so if DH can rebuild the cabinet the machine will be ok. I need to find the patch stuff that Billy uses to fix the machine gouges, but this machine is salvagable -- just going to take work. If the machine could be used free standing, I wouldn't worry about the case - since it is a 99 clone it has to sit in something to use. Still it is a cute little machine.

    Nancy
    i bought a 99 off ebay a while back, it came in a nice homemade case, no cover, but it works nice. my 66 came in a pretty rough case, my dsil took it home and is going to build me an oak case for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Oh I feel like a truck ran over me and if I walk to the sunroom from the bedroom I am hacking a lung. I cant hardly function like this and it is so pretty out today. That and I am up to my eyeballs in things that need to get boxed, shipped and serviced. I went to the post office today and dropped off a few things but it took everything out of me just doing that.

    Oh boy what I would give to have this over with............

    Billy
    Sounds bad, Billy... I think it may be time to go to the dr.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewbizgirl
    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Oh I feel like a truck ran over me and if I walk to the sunroom from the bedroom I am hacking a lung. I cant hardly function like this and it is so pretty out today. That and I am up to my eyeballs in things that need to get boxed, shipped and serviced. I went to the post office today and dropped off a few things but it took everything out of me just doing that.

    Oh boy what I would give to have this over with............

    Billy
    Sounds bad, Billy... I think it may be time to go to the dr.
    I called my neighbor and she is taking care of me. She brought me some amoxicillin (sp) and a Z Pack. She is a physician at our local childrens hospital and told me that it has been going around. So when she came by she gave me the once over and told me to get plenty of rest and take all of my meds even if I feel good.

    So looks like I will be on here for a few days hanging in the shop resting up.

    Billy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Quote Originally Posted by sewbizgirl
    Sounds bad, Billy... I think it may be time to go to the dr.
    I called my neighbor and she is taking care of me. She brought me some amoxicillin (sp) and a Z Pack. She is a physician at our local childrens hospital and told me that it has been going around. So when she came by she gave me the once over and told me to get plenty of rest and take all of my meds even if I feel good.

    So looks like I will be on here for a few days hanging in the shop resting up.

    Billy
    Even better! You should be all fixed up in no time...

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    So lets do a poll for kicks and giggles.......Who has read all 901 pages of the shops thread?

    You would figure I have but I will admit I have skipped a few pages here and there just to be caught up. :oops:

    Billy

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    Yes, I have read them all...wound pretty tight and don't want to miss anything! Ha! Ha! :)

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    I am a lurker, and have read all 901 pages. Also just found out my mom has had my grandmothers 66 for years. I need to figure out how to post pictures and find the #'s on the Singer.

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    DH and I have read all the pages. Some two or three times. Can't miss any or you fall behind. :-)

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    Billy,
    If you are coughing alot rub vicks on the bottom of your feet put socks on go to bed ,you won't cough. My husband had this for almost 2 months and finally tried the vicks two nights in a row and has been getting a good nights sleep. He doesn't even cough anymore.

    Good Luck

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    I can't believe I read the whole thing! but i did! i dont post much, but i read all of it! follow most of the links, too. now if i could remember all i read. lol. wish i had kept track of some of the info so can go back to it. just love the site. oh, and dont tell hubby, but i have about 20 machines to date, and still looking.

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    I have read all the pages of this thread.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Suzy
    Billy,
    If you are coughing alot rub vicks on the bottom of your feet put socks on go to bed ,you won't cough. My husband had this for almost 2 months and finally tried the vicks two nights in a row and has been getting a good nights sleep. He doesn't even cough anymore.

    Good Luck

    Suzy
    I'm a firm believer in that HM remedy. Billy, hope you feel better. Congrats on the 900 pages. I'm that little mouse that lurks around and I have read all 901 pgs. I come in from work and this is my reading room material. It took me two months to get caught up in beginning, cause I started late.

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    Hi fellow vintage lovers. I recall somewhere around pages 893-895, Nancy and Fabric Whisperer were discussing their "willy " machines and cabinets, and BTW Nancy, your refinished cabinet is spectacular! But I digress..there was some mention of finding a wilcox to go with Fabric Whisperer's cabinet, and in my CL travels, I found one...check out the listing in Fond Du Lac Wisconsin:

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    looks pretty! and they list it as a toy machine!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Suzy
    Billy,
    If you are coughing alot rub vicks on the bottom of your feet put socks on go to bed ,you won't cough. My husband had this for almost 2 months and finally tried the vicks two nights in a row and has been getting a good nights sleep. He doesn't even cough anymore.

    Good Luck

    Suzy
    I will try this tonite, sounds crazy but I am willing to try anything.

    Billy

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    Quote Originally Posted by cherrybsixty
    I'm a firm believer in that HM remedy. Billy, hope you feel better. Congrats on the 900 pages. I'm that little mouse that lurks around and I have read all 901 pgs. I come in from work and this is my reading room material. It took me two months to get caught up in beginning, cause I started late.
    Well you guys do not need to lurk, remember we are all family here and we welcome all input. Nothing wrong with just saying hi! ;)

    Billy

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    I have read all the pages! And I have a W & W! I can imagine someone thinking it is a toy.

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