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Digest of postings from Friday, December 9, 2000

From: "Martie Lewis" 
Subject: Alex and pro bono quilts
Date: Sat, 9 Dec 2000 08:23:19 -0800

Alex, I would gladly pay $9 or more for a book by you-I haven't been on =
this list long so have only been able to read a few of your delightful =
stories-I very much enjoy them.
It's nice to hear other groups making quilts for those in need.  I am =
part of a group called wraptheminlove that makes baby quilts for =
orphanges around the world.  You can read all about them and also see =
all the quilts that have been made through www.arlingtonfabric.com=20
I always have a quilt in process for them.  Happy holidays to all. Cher

From: Fac75
Date: Sat, 9 Dec 2000 08:53:04 EST
Subject: Re: Alex venture in writing!

Dear Alex,  Yes - go for it!  I would certainly buy a book with
all your stories in it!  fw Faith in cold NH with no snow!

From: "M.D.Anderson" 
Subject: Re: FW Fanatics Alex in England 
Date: Sat, 9 Dec 2000 07:24:59 -0600

"...It will consist of many of my stories from over the
> past 20 years. They will all be sewing machine related, basically things
> have happened to me and others on my travels around the South East of
> England...."

I'd take one, Alex....especially if it includes the naked granny story!
Diane in Texas

From: Dcable1116
Date: Sat, 9 Dec 2000 05:28:04 EST
Subject: Re: FW Fanatics 12/8/2000

Alex - I missed the calendar but I sure would be willing to get in on the 

From: Crquilt
Date: Sat, 9 Dec 2000 09:27:41 EST
Subject: musty cases

My name is Charledine and I am a new owner of a featherweight machine.  Just 
found your list a couple of days ago and really like it.  I have a problem 
and I hope you can help.

When DH brought home the machine in a very nice case, it smelled very musty 
like it had been in someone's basement for years and years.  What is the best 
way to deal with getting rid of the musty smell?

Date: Sat, 9 Dec 2000 22:56:51 EST
Subject: Re: FW Fanatics 12/8/2000

Alex, I would like to have one of your books.  The Flea Market page of 
Treadleon is another place to ask, I think you advertised there for the 
Polly in Co.

Date: Sat, 09 Dec 2000 08:10:42 -0800
From: Jim Sorrell 
Subject: Lady needs help

Hello All
I was just contacted by a lady who might be helped by someone in the
In a recent move the insert from a 1970 Maple Singer desk was lost.
I remember the one it is a maple desk with drawers down one side and
short spindle  leggs on that side and long ones on the other. I believe
it had one shallow drawer on top and a deep drawer on the bottom.
If by chance you see one that the insert could be harvested from please
let her know.
Her email address is  GCOR17 and her name is Gayla.
Thanks and have a glorious Holiday season
Jim Sorrell    http://www.sew-rite.com

From: DFspeers
Date: Sat, 9 Dec 2000 13:09:58 EST
Subject: Singer 316G

Hi   I just purchased a Singer 316G Automatic Zickzack-Nahmaschine in a 
cabinet with accessories.The instruction book is all in German, so I can not 
figure it out. Does anyone have an English translation for the manual, or 
does someone have information on its use? It has been converted to US power 
plugs, but I have not tried to run it. I have taken pictures with my Digital 
camera, so I can email pictures.     Dee

From: "Nancy L. Craig" 
Subject: Holiday Greetings to All
Date: Fri, 9 Dec 1994 09:37:57 -0700

  I know this finds all of you busy as can be but wanted to say Hello =
and Happy Holidays. I have a couple of sewing machines waiting for parts =
and belts so I can give them away for Christmas.  The furthest one will =
go is to Denver as a graduation gift for my daughter who is finally =
graduating from college, 10 years and 3 children later. Her old Singer =
isn't running well and I will replace it with one of mine so she doesn't =
have to visit an elderly lady to use her sewing machine. However, I'm =
sure that friendship works both ways. She really wants a serger but I am =
unwilling to part with either of mine. Stingy of me, isn't it.=20
And for Alex,  please put me on your list for at least 3 books, probably =
5.  How I wish you had been able to print 5000 calendars.  I am always =
on the lookout for a second hand one. =20
Love and Blessings to you all,=20
in sunny AZ today but a change is expected tomorrow.

Date: Sat, 9 Dec 2000 11:52:46 EST
Subject: Re: FW Fanatics 12/8/2000
From: Stnupqltr


Yes!  I'll buy your book.....more than one!  I love reading your stories and 
would enjoy sharing them.

Peggy White
Springfield, MO

Date: Sat, 9 Dec 2000 10:40:38 -0800 (PST)
From: leah estrin 
Subject: Re:  Singer Treadles 

I, too, don't write often (this is my second time!)
BUT I enjoy reading all the email about my favorite
sewing machine.  Am looking for info on the possible
selling of 2 Singer Treadles (1916 & 1919) both in
excellent working condition - does anyone have any
ideas as to where I could put them up for sale, what
is involved in doing so, and as to what pricing should

I would appreciate any input that anyone might give
me.  Thanks.


Date: Sat, 9 Dec 2000 19:23:25 -0500
Subject: Re: FW Fanatics 12/8/2000
From: nmetzger

Dear Alex, 

I would be first on the list to purchase your stories.  Do you take
paypal? LOL


From: "Hayden, Alice, DDI - Garden City" 
Subject: RE: FW Fanatics 12/8/2000
Date: Sat, 9 Dec 2000 18:57:22 -0500 

 Thank you Linda, I agree.  While not as prolific as your groups sounds, I
have 2 friends from work and we get together once or twice a month (when we
are all in the same state and country) to quilt.  Last year we made 2 quilts
for the Quilts for Kosovo efforts.  This year we are making one to donate to
a local battered woman's shelter.  It doesn't feel like Christmas if I'm not
making things for people (it seems more real than donating money or buying
Alice in Wintery Hicksville (with a dusting of snow...yeah!)


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