Up coming projects

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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Juno B
On 6/7/09 10:03 AM, in article h0gkt2$epe$ snipped-for-privacy@news.eternal-september.org,
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
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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Juno B
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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Pogonip
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
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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Pogonip
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 $400. If I was going to pay that much I'd put a little more to it and buy another new mechanical.
Joanne, We don't even have much in the way of thrift stores around here. The problem is that this has been a big IBM , fairly upscale area and now we are really starting to feel the pinch with so many layoffs. I think we'll be seeing more in the way of thrifts. The consignment shops have almost always carried very up scale clothes. I guess you could say there have been a bunch of snobs around here. Packing is a problem and that's why I don't look to Ebay for something. I'll keep looking, I know something will turn up. Juno
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Juno B
There is some Craigslist location that would be considered local to you even if it isn't right in your town -- they claim to cover the whole country, or at least to try to, sort of like a set of radio antennas that try to provide coverage of their radio station throughout the entire country -- and you might check that and/or post a wanted ad to see if that will help.
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Samatha Hill -- take out TRASH
I'll keep looking and hoping. I know I'll find one when I least expect to. Thanks for the information Juno
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Juno B
I do know a couple of people who sell - including on eBay - who are famous for their great packing. If they have what you would like to have at a price you'd like to pay.....isn't that the rub? Ha.
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Pogonip
On 6/7/09 11:21 AM, in article h0gpe9$j2m$ snipped-for-privacy@news.eternal-september.org,
Responded privately. Emily
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Emily Bengston
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
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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Juno B
On 6/8/09 1:00 PM, in article h0jjk7$jm2$ snipped-for-privacy@news.eternal-september.org, "Juno
I'm happy for you. Emily
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Emily Bengston
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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