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Message Board > Sewing Machines > Belated Christmas Machine ( Moderated by Sharon1952, EleanorSews)

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Belated Christmas Machine
for dear granddaughter
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Date: 12/30/13 0:29 AM

Somewhere where I can't find it, I already posted something about this, but since I can't find it, I'll start anew. (Sorry about that.)
Got my granddaughter a vintage HA1 clone machine, and finally have a pic of it. She will be getting this and a couple hours of lessons tomorrow afternoon, along with a bunch of stuff like scissors, thread, needles, pins, and so on to get her started. Hope this works for her, as she has a plastic fantastic machine that she can't make work for more than a few stitches, and is therefore very frustrated.
The machine is now in a portable case from about the right era, because she has no space for a cabinet.


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Date: 12/30/13 0:39 AM

Really nice...bet ya a button it sews great.

I remember your other post about it...that's in the Sewing Machine for Christmas thread.

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Date: 12/30/13 8:27 AM

Don't know how old she is but all that blank space on the arm calls out for her name in some adhesive letters (to me anyway)...

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Date: 12/30/13 8:33 AM

Exciting - lucky girl!

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Date: 12/30/13 3:16 PM

Oh that is so nice!

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Date: 12/30/13 4:03 PM

Wow, lessons and machine - great gift Al! A forever gift.

I was blessed with a thoughtful and wonderful grandfather too - wonder if you know how that grandfatherly influence stays with a girl all through her life.

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Date: 12/30/13 5:42 PM

I hope they'll have many happy hours and years together, making wonderful projects. What a lucky granddaughter!

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Date: 12/30/13 9:32 PM

Had her over for two hours today, going over the machine. I think she likes it. She says she has ideas for projects for it, and sounds like she's going to try to do some stuff. I have a bunch of PDF stuff I'm going to e-mail her now, including the astm-d6193-97 Stitches and Seams.pdf, the HA1Class15manual.pdf, and ruffler unruffled.pdf. Probably a few more, too. She might be a bit overwhelmed, LOL.

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Date: 12/31/13 10:13 AM

How old is your granddaughter?

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Date: 12/31/13 12:53 PM

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How old is your granddaughter?

Nineteen, college student, lives mostly with her Mom.

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