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January 2000

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Digest of postings from Monday, January 3, 2000

Date: Mon, 03 Jan 2000 07:37:04 -0500
From: Heather McMurray 
Subject: white featherweight

Tee Hee!! I just the other day plugged in my new white featherweight
and was rewarded with a bright blue spark and pop!!  Scared the
dickins out of me, because the machine came with a copy of the
service-receipt.  'looked at the plug and the poor old wires to the
posts were (1) too exposed causing the jump (2) BROKEN because of
either wear or a bad job of stripping the wire.   Guess that the
service tech. didn't check the plug.
So, it's off to the hardware store because I don't have a wire
From: Alice.Hayden
Subject: RE: FW Fanatics 1/1/2000
Date: Mon, 3 Jan 2000 09:30:33 -0500 

Hey guys, I spent New Years Day sewing kites with some friends.  They
brought their white FW to sew with.  Once we got the tension right, the
machine would occasionally stitch bizarrely.  I helped them check and there
were no odd threads in the bobbin hook, so I asked when they last oiled the
machine.  There response was ,"OIL!!!!  You oil sewing machines?"  So I
pulled out my oil and lube and The Perfect Portable and set down to oil and
lube the machine.  

Question:  the inside was different than my black FWs (I actually remembered
this from reading this newsgroup).  Instead of 2 cogs under the thread
spindle there was only one and it had a belt on it.  Do you grease this cog
like the black one, or just oil it?  Nancy's book only addresses the black
FW in the maintenance area.   I left it alone for fear of screwing it up. 

The good news is that the machine did sew smoother and even after the
limited oiling.

Alice (in near tropical New York...today at least is expected to hit the
60's...so much for being snowed in and stuck at home with nothing to do but
play with my FWs!)
From: "Swanton, Nancy" 
Subject: Y2K problems
Date: Mon, 3 Jan 2000 15:23:39 -0800 

Hi folks!

made it through he New Year except for one slight glitch.
For some unknown reason, instead of rolling over to 2000
my computer at home rolled over to 1980....

It's so old, I'm thinking that may have been the year it was manufactured.

Nancy in Malibu CA
My mind not only wanders, sometimes it leaves completely
From: Hrmts
Date: Mon, 3 Jan 2000 21:51:28 EST
Subject: Alex's calendar is GREAT!

I had ordered two -- one for myself and one for a sister-in-law -- and they 
were waiting for me when I returned to work following the holidays!  
Beautiful pictures, wonderful descriptions and 12 short stories -- what more 
could a sewing machine fanatic want in a calendar!  I'll enjoy this everyday 
in 2000 in my sewing room (when I'm not working!) and will stash it with all 
my other sewing collectibles (machine and otherwise) after 2000 is over!  I 
agree -- Alex should compile a book on sewing machines!

Sherrey Meyer
Milwaukie, OR


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