Today I shall be Mainly...

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Post by Stanley » 13 Jun 2019, 02:01

Ian, I have round leather belting if you want it. Measure width of groove and length.....
Vacuum fluff out of the base! Then oil joints and bearings with 3 in 1 oil or similar. An aerosol can of brake cleaner from the garage is the best thing for a general clean.
Looking vaguely clean and presentable for a visit this evening by Californian friends I haven't seen for forty years.... There is some catching up to do! Will vacuum.....
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Post by PanBiker » 13 Jun 2019, 08:59

Thanks Stanley but its more of an ornament as such and more use as a table. As well as the old Singers, Sally has two electric machines and an over-locker. The two machines are handy for when she sends one in for service. I think she still has my mums electric Singer as well, mum earned her living from dressmaking and "making up" etc. Our big Victorian sideboard used to be in the front room which was mums workroom. She used it for material and pattern storage, all her Sylko bobbins were in drawer units on the top, the two side drawers were full of machine attachments. It's a continuity thing.

Sue, seems like you may be sorted. Sally will check hers anyway, she thinks it has a metal sliding cover though, could be a later model than yours.
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Post by PanBiker » 13 Jun 2019, 09:34

Sally's machine is a 99K same as the first one shown on this Singer info site. First models in 1911 and continued in production until 1958. Same metal cover on the accessory tray.

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Post by Marilyn » 13 Jun 2019, 09:50

Aren't they all so very beautiful? Who could not love them?
I must take pics of my old Machine...extendable table and stool.

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Post by Sue » 13 Jun 2019, 15:48

PanBiker wrote:
13 Jun 2019, 09:34
Sally's machine is a 99K same as the first one shown on this Singer info site. First models in 1911 and continued in production until 1958. Same metal cover on the accessory tray.

Singer Sewing Machine Info
Thanks Ian, useful site too. I am now awaiting delivery for a lid that I found on Etsy
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Post by Stanley » 14 Jun 2019, 03:37

Recovering from a long visit by my friends, overslept 2 hours.... They call in again briefly this morning. Much ground was covered......
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Post by Sue » 14 Jun 2019, 07:22

Marilyn wrote:
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Aren't they all so very beautiful? Who could not love them?
I must take pics of my old Machine...extendable table and stool.
I had been looking for one for ages, but normally way out of my price range. This one is an absolute bargain even though it needs lots of work doing on it. Can’t wait to get started when we get home.

It rained all day yesterday so visited the Arts and Crafts house, Blackwell at Windermere, followed by Kendal Museum and art gallery. I love a bit of culture and history. This morning we will go to the Ruskin museum at Coniston to continue our January visit, then hopefully we will have a dry afternoon and we have a short walk planned. On the whole we have been lucky and not had the rain that Rochdale and indeed our home in France has had.
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Post by Stanley » 15 Jun 2019, 03:17

Sod's Law says the weather will improve as you leave for home Sue!
I am still in recovery after two lovely visits. There will be pics! Trouble at the moment is that I have files for all Larry's pics but he is so advanced in his snapping that I can't open the files! I shall consult with Pluggy.....
So a quiet day with a bit of fish and veggie shopping.....
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Post by Sue » 15 Jun 2019, 07:20

We managed a 5plus mile walk round Coniston, past the old Hall and the lower edge of the Old Man. The sun came out for some of it. Today looks the same, a damp start followed by a drier afternoon. I was hoping for better. Julia and family are off to a family wedding ( Ed’s sister) in the Trough of Bowland. Fingers crossed it holds off. Briony will be wearing the dress and hat I recently created.

Talking of B she has had another brainwave! Last weekend she bought a dress in a car boot sale because she liked the fabric and the design. It cost 50 p. The dress is a ladies size 24 tunic!
” Perhaps grandma can get it to fit “ was the comment. Such a love and such confidence. Grandma has had ideas on how to do it! The dress arrives by post next week. I wonder what the next request will be.
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Post by Marilyn » 15 Jun 2019, 09:03

It must be nice to feel so needed, Sue. ( the requests are only going to get harder Gran) :biggrin2:

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Post by Stanley » 16 Jun 2019, 02:13

A deposit for her own house.... with a Granny flat so she has you on tap!
Not a lot, might render a few pics. I have cracked how to open my mate's files....
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Post by Sue » 16 Jun 2019, 07:10

We did another long walk yesterday morning, walking to the Rydal Caverns from Ambleside and back. The rain stopped, the sun came out and the temperature hit 17 degrees the warmest day of the week. By the time we had eaten a late lunch it was nearly 3.00 pm. Our only plans were to do a little food shopping, so we decided to pack up, shop and come home rather than leave after breakfast today. Oh how nice to sleep in my own bed. We both had our best nights sleep for a week

It was a good week and although it was very cold, no warmer than 10 degrees most days we didn’t get as much rain as home. It was good walking weather as it was so cool.

Today I shall be washing and ironing and Bob will be visiting a very sick friend in Christies hospital.
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Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Post by Marilyn » 16 Jun 2019, 10:17

We did a 3 hour walk instead of a bike ride this morning. My blood sugar was 6.0 when we got back ( yes...I had breakfast before we left)
Toward the end of the walk I had wished I had put my folding walking stick in my bag....but I made it without it. I really enjoyed the walk. It was a relief to find ourselves near home. Will sleep well tonight.

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