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I haven't been around much.  I spent a lot of time in Oklahoma with my dad this year due to a bunch of minor health issues he's had.

Anyone else get sewing treats for Christmas this year?

Here's mine

1937 15-87
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1951 201-2 w/100 year badge
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1953 201-2
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Bent wood case for the 1953 (my sister got both 201s and the case for $15 at auction).
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This one was from 2017 Christmas but I'm not sure if I shared it yet.  1941 29K72
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I need to find some more treadle irons to covert everything once the sewing room is finished in the spring.  The bent wood case will probably end up as home to one of the 66's that I'll never use.


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It looks like you made a good haul for Christmas sewing machines.  I didn’t go anywhere that I could stumble into any additional machines.  I hope your stay in Oklahoma was as good as possible, considering your father’s health problems.

I read on your blog that you had a sewing job at the Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico last year.  Did you do it again this past summer?  Have you been back since this year’s fire?

I was a Scout Master in Western Oklahoma and then an Assistant Scout Master in Southwestern Oklahoma years ago, but I never made to Philmont.  I’ve driven by it a bunch of times going from Oklahoma to Colorado.  It’s a great route for a motorcycle.

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I was at Philmont for the first fire this year.  I couldn't give them the full summer this time so I went to train the wardrobe specialist they hired for this season.  I left for the year when they evacuated.  I haven't been back since the fire. I chatted with some friends who were there for the full summer.  They cancelled the camping season so everyone was working on cleanup.  I didn't get a full breakdown on what got burnt.

If you ever get a summer free it's a fun place to work.  The pay is horrible but money isn't the reason to work there.  Also you will be camping with a tent mate for the entire summer.  This year since I was there as a 'consultant' I got put up in some of the fancy apartments on the training center side. Plush living.  The biggest reason to work there is that you basically get to hike wherever you want in the back country on your off days.  Last year I visited 10 or 12 of the back country camps. 

And for me, I was sewing 12-16 hours every day, so they were basically paying me to have fun.

Cheers,

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The news reported that BSA lost some of their remote buildings to fire.  That’s got to be a setback.  And I hear now that they’re considering bankruptcy.

I have done my share of BSA council, troop number, and office patches on shirts, but I don’t think I would be very valuable at sewing period costumes.  Mending them maybe, but not making them.  I can’t hike anymore without a cane or walker, and would struggle just to get from the parking lot to the main hall these days, but I still have my walking stick from years ago.  It’s an old wooden electric lineman switch stick with a hook on it, and I’ve used it for the past several years to pull things back to the tailgate in the bed of my pickup truck. LOL!

Are you going to have to re-wire those Singer 201-2 machines?

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One of the 201's is good on the wiring.  The other will need to be redone.  I have a few potted motors on the shelf that I've already rewired so if I don't get around to it before I finish the sewing room over the garage I'll just swap the motor and then rewire the bad one later.
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I bought a walking foot and a darning foot for DH to put in my stocking.
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Since I flat out told hubby I WAS NOT picking out and purchasing my own Christmas gift this year, for a change, lol, he bought me a nice set of opal earrings & necklace.  I love them....and him.....and maybe next year I'll pick out a sewing machine instead, lol!  [biggrin]

I did get Bonnie Sullivan's 'All for Fall' wool projects book from my oldest daughter!

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I got a JoAnns gift card, does that count? lol

Cari

Oh! And I got an Atlas case. Bait for the machine. GD bought GGD a vintage Singer at a thrift store in the case. When she brought it to me to service it, I asked for the case.

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This one was from 2017 Christmas but I'm not sure if I shared it yet.  1941 29K72
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I need to find some more treadle irons to covert everything once the sewing room is finished in the spring.  The bent wood case will probably end up as home to one of the 66's that I'll never use.


That one really really wants a base.  Will 29-4 irons fit?  There's a set in Rhode Island that's been listed for several weeks:

https://southcoast.craigslist.org/atq/d/north-dartmouth-antique-treddle-singer/6769602008.html

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Since I flat out told hubby I WAS NOT picking out and purchasing my own Christmas gift this year...



Heh.  My wife was looking a little desperate, so I tied a ribbon around the big wing-nut that holds the machine to my "new" 1893 W&G treadle base, and she handed it back to me on xmas morning.  :-)

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That one really really wants a base.  Will 29-4 irons fit?  There's a set in Rhode Island that's been listed for several weeks:

https://southcoast.craigslist.org/atq/d/north-dartmouth-antique-treddle-singer/6769602008.html

paul


Awesome! Thanks Paul, forwarded it to my wife as possible birthday present.

Edit:  Follow up - It appears the 29-4 irons he has won't fit.  The base from the belt to the drop off for the arm is only 9 inches long.  On the 29K73 (not a 72 that was a typo above) the base is over 12 inches from the belt to the tip of the legs.  Dangit.

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It's been a very tight year for me and I didn't get anything, but being somewhat pattern obsessed I bought myself these:
pattern_books.jpg  Also picked up some '50s and '60s patterns. The pattern books together weigh about the same as a cast iron 201.


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I have patterns stuff away in just about every nook and cranny I can find.  I like the McCalls pattern on the upper right.

What's the one on the upper left?

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My DH bought my Christmas on Ebay, my sister picked it up for my in Albany, and I was supposed to go pick it up for Christmas, but our pickup broke down so couldn't go, so haven't had my hands on it yet ebay singer treadle.jpg  .  These are the sellers pictures.

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I consoled myself by putting this one (literally) under the tree.

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I haven't had a chance to get to this one with the sewing machine oil yet - it is going to need some freeing up.  Bobbin, shuttle, and slide plate are in a box with some attachments.

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Nice Score!  I really like that 7 drawer treadle with the 27 and a puzzle box as a bonus.
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The only thing I got for Christmas that's even remotely sewing related is a gift card to JoAnns.

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I also received a gift card to Joann Fabrics, a sewing themed tote, and a copy of "The Farmers Wife Sampler Quilt" book.  It's a great read, even if I never get the quilt made!  My kids did really well in getting me these gifts.  
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