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Old 12-03-2012, 04:27 AM   #22411
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I just had this terrible mental 'Far Side Cartoon' image of 'Sweat Shop' Quilting Bee... Wow! When I think 'quilting,' I visualize a group of women sitting around a pot belly stove in a log cabin, hand stitching and visiting with each other, never a sewing machine. Obviously times have changed. But I think there is another active quilter here in one the forums I visit... Just can't remember who it was that was talking about it one day.......


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Didn't you know that as soon as sewing machines were invented quilters and other sewers (watch out how you pronounce that in your head lol)were using them? Mr Singer used to let customers have the machines and pay them off over time. I do hand quilt quite a lot but that may now change.
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:19 AM   #22412
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:33 AM   #22413
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Didn't you know that as soon as sewing machines were invented quilters and other sewers (watch out how you pronounce that in your head lol)were using them? Mr Singer used to let customers have the machines and pay them off over time. I do hand quilt quite a lot but that may now change.
It really does make perfect sense. It's just not how I envisioned quilting. But with that in mind, my earliest memories of sewing machines came at my grandmother's house, with her stepping on the controller making things. Then one day in my teens I saw a Treadle-powered sewing machine and I thought, 'Wow! Ancient stuff!' But then I moved to S.E. Asia and saw NEW Treadle-powered Singer sewing machines being sold in shops!! People would set them up on street corners and offer tailoring while you wait. That still goes on today! What a world we live in, eh?

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Old 12-03-2012, 07:54 AM   #22414
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It really does make perfect sense. It's just not how I envisioned quilting. But with that in mind, my earliest memories of sewing machines came at my grandmother's house, with her stepping on the controller making things. Then one day in my teens I saw a Treadle-powered sewing machine and I thought, 'Wow! Ancient stuff!' But then I moved to S.E. Asia and saw NEW Treadle-powered Singer sewing machines being sold in shops!! People would set them up on street corners and offer tailoring while you wait. That still goes on today! What a world we live in, eh?

Gotta go... Corn soup is ready!


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I actually learnt to sew on a treadle machine, I think my mother had inherited it from her mother. Sewed lots of clothes on it until the big day when a new electric machine came into the house. At least you can still use a treadle when the power goes out, as long as there's daylight to see.
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:00 AM   #22415
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I actually learnt to sew on a treadle machine, I think my mother had inherited it from her mother. Sewed lots of clothes on it until the big day when a new electric machine came into the house. At least you can still use a treadle when the power goes out, as long as there's daylight to see.
Yep, I've got three treadle machines of various vintages, and a couple of hand crank machines. You can actually buy new hand crank machines, but the quality is better on the old ones. My one concession to electric machines is the Singer Featherweight. I've collected a few of those through the years. They are an absolute joy to use.
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:26 AM   #22416
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I have had two mugs of Teavana Phoenix Mountain Dan Cong and am working on my second mug of water. Had some Rooibos on the way in to the office.

It is taking me forever to work through my tea collection. I am trying to be good nd not buy new tea until I have finished everything that I have. So far I have knocked out three tins of Rooibos, but I was drinking that the entire time I was pregnant. Everything else is still reasonably well stocked. It is a bit scary how much tea I have.

I have replaced my favorite Oolongs. I drink those at home and will not deprive myself.
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Old 12-03-2012, 04:35 PM   #22417
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:59 PM   #22418
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I met with Captain Farrell as his money he was countin'
Sayin', "Stand and deliver, for I am the bold deceiver"
Musha rig um du rum da
I rattled my pistols and I drew forth my saber

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It is taking me forever to work through my tea collection. I am trying to be good nd not buy new tea until I have finished everything that I have.

Oh oh.... I made that mistake once... Cost me a King's ransom to replace everything all at once! Now, when I empty one tin, I try to replace it as soon as I can. I'd rather spend $20 once a week, than $200 once a month.


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Old 12-03-2012, 09:34 PM   #22419
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Oh oh.... I made that mistake once... Cost me a King's ransom to replace everything all at once! Now, when I empty one tin, I try to replace it as soon as I can. I'd rather spend $20 once a week, than $200 once a month.
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I agree - $80/month is better then $200/month!
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:12 PM   #22420
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I agree - $80/month is better then $200/month!
Unless you're on the receiving end.


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Yep, I've got three treadle machines of various vintages, and a couple of hand crank machines. You can actually buy new hand crank machines, but the quality is better on the old ones. My one concession to electric machines is the Singer Featherweight. I've collected a few of those through the years. They are an absolute joy to use.
I have a lovely old Singer treadle which I regret to say I never use these days, and also a Feather Weight which I have never even tried, I would have to get it checked before I turned it on, don't think it's been used for 20 years. I am loving my new Brother PQ1500, it has all the benefits of modern technology, but is not computerised and only does a straight stitch, no zig zag.


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I asked for my Oolongs as birthday gifts. I am planning on getting down to 15 teas in the end. I love the variety but there are teas I only drink once a month and others I drink real regularly.
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I just got a new iPhone 5 for my birthday ( a couple of weeks early.) My 3g was acting really badly. I've been having fun talking with 'Siri.' I'm amazed at what the technology is able to do these days. "She" sounds like a real person rather than a computerized voice.

Just time for another cup of Keemun, then we're outta here!


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And cats everywhere in Egypt; all sizes, all colors. They are tolerated from old. There used to be a cat goddess Bastet in ancient Egypt, where the cat is one of the first domesticated animals and becomes a symbol of grace. It controls vermin and can even kill cobras.

(I think I spotted a Savanah-cat, like the one KK has?)

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Wearing 3 sweaters, as this temperature drop from 38 to 0 degrees is just too much for me.

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