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Right now I'm miserable. Sarah Viking is in the hospital. I should get
her back this week. It was a major tension problem and she did need some
fine tunning that I couldn't do myself. When she comes home I'll make
the Lazy Girl city tote and then start my major project for the summer.
One of my DD's is a scout leader and her oldest is in her troop. They
have planned a project for the troop that will provide hats for children
with cancer. I told them I will make at least 6 for them. I have Wild
Things from Wild ginger so I will be doing some baseball hats and maybe
newsboy hats as well.I plan on using as many Jo Ann coupons as I get
over the summer to by fun prints for the hats.
I asked my DD to measure her girls heads so that I have a starting
point. I promised the DGDs a hat for each of them so that I can practice
getting really nice ones.
Juno

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On 6/7/09 10:03 AM, in article h0gkt2$epe$ snipped-for-privacy@news.eternal-september.org,

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Oh, Juno, that sounds like so much fun!  First, the bag and then hats for
DGDs and some for cancer patients, which will be appreciated.
I'm re-arranging my sewing stash and if I find something cute that you might
use, I'll be glad to send it along, if you wish.
I also have some sun hats, bonnets, cut out for the 2 younger DGDs and
placemats for the newly wed, DGD to finish ASAP.
Emily  


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Emily Bengston wrote:
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Than you very much. I really would appreciate the fabric. I really want
to make as many as I can. There is a children's cancer unit at Albany
Medical Center. That where the hats will be going.
My heart goes out to these little kids. They go through so much and are
  so brave.
Have fun with your projects
Juno

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On 6/7/09 11:21 AM, in article h0gpe9$j2m$ snipped-for-privacy@news.eternal-september.org,

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Responded privately.
Emily


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Juno B wrote:
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Only one sewing machine in the house?  You really need a Featherweight
or Singer 301 tucked away in the closet for these events.  ;-)  Or some
other lovely vintage machine that keeps on stitching in good times and
bad.
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Joanne
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Pogonip wrote:
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I keep looking, just don't have much luck finding. I don't know where
they all disappeared to. Not many people around here who sew. We don't
have Craigslist in the area and HV Recycle never did anything but load
up my Yahoo inbox with thousands of emails. I sometimes got 500 in a
day, so I went off the list.

Juno

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Juno B wrote:
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I've found most of mine in thrift shops, Juno.  It's a bit of a hassle,
checking in them regularly, though some will take your name and number
and call if they get a likely machine in.  I even got one of my
Featherweights in a thrift store!  If you were closer, I'd fix you right
up, but I'm leery of shipping - I've heard so many horror stories.
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Joanne
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Juno B wrote:
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There is some Craigslist location that would be considered local to you
even if it isn't right in your town -- they claim to cover the whole
country, or at least to try to, sort of like a set of radio antennas
that try to provide coverage of their radio station throughout the
entire country -- and you might check that and/or post a wanted ad to
see if that will help.

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Samatha Hill -- take out TRASH to reply wrote:
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I'll keep looking and hoping. I know I'll find one when I least expect
to. Thanks for the information
Juno

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Pogonip wrote:
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Or half a dozen Berninas...  ;)

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Kate XXXXXX wrote:
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For some reason the are all rare in this area. I've asked in the several
sewing machine stores in the  area and always get the same answer, "We
never carry used Machines." Most of the Yard and Garage sales around
here are clothing and household items I have no use for. DH has the
theory that people go to garage sales, buy things and then have a garage
sale to get rid of them. The one Featherweight I heard about, was being
sold for almost $400. If I was going to pay that much I'd put a little
more to it and buy another new mechanical.

Joanne, We don't even have much in the way of thrift stores around here.
The problem is that  this has been a big IBM , fairly upscale  area and
now we are really starting to feel the pinch with so many layoffs. I
think we'll be seeing more in the way of thrifts. The consignment shops
have almost always carried very up scale clothes. I guess you could say
there have been a bunch of snobs around here.
Packing is a problem and that's why I don't look to Ebay for something.
I'll keep looking, I know something will turn up.
Juno


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Juno B wrote:
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I do know a couple of people who sell - including on eBay - who are
famous for their great packing.  If they have what you would like to
have at a price you'd like to pay.....isn't that the rub?  Ha.
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Joanne
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Pogonip wrote:
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I used to have machines arrived totally trashed from the mail until I
started emailing Ebay sellers of machines I drooled over, sending them
the link to the "How to pack a sewing machine" web site and describing
how crushed I was when the sewing machine of my dreams ended up in
pieces, and asking if they would consider following the SM packing
insructions, and oh, I would be glad to pay a little extra if they would
take the extra care to pack the machine carefully.  I found a number of
people who were glad to do this, and I praised them on feedback for
careful packing.

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Samatha Hill -- take out TRASH to reply wrote:
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Sarah Viking came home today and is feeling much better. Now I can get
to work. Whew, I was getting withdrawal symptoms from not sewing
Juno

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On 6/8/09 1:00 PM, in article h0jjk7$jm2$ snipped-for-privacy@news.eternal-september.org, "Juno

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I'm happy for you.
Emily


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Juno B wrote:
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Now it's really time to search for a good older back-up
machine.  They would send me off to the funny farm if I
didn't have access to a sewing machine for several days!

Beverly



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BEI Design wrote:
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I know I have to get moving on that but I do tend to procrastinate at times
Juno

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Juno B wrote:
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Get moving...  Your mental health is at stake!!! ;-)

Beverly



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BEI Design wrote:
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Yes there is always that, even if I am slightly warped.
Juno

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Juno B wrote:
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You're going to take mental health advice from Beverly????
                     <g, d & r>
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Joanne
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