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kstaron
« Reply #100 on: September 07, 2012 10:13:53 AM »

Penguinsoup, can't figure which I find prettier the spinning machine or the fiber you chose.
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kstaron
« Reply #101 on: September 07, 2012 10:25:19 AM »

I wanted to show everyone the treadle machine and what I'm starting with.  I've already gone over it with some wood protector and cleaner and done a couple of hours works getting the grime off.

The cabinet:


The wood is really dry, the veneer is loose and in some places broken. The wood on the fliptop part may have already been replaced, and there's a big black spot on it too.



Close up of where some of the veneer is missing


The machine herself: Based on the serial number she's from 1910




The back of the machine, close up of the flower detail. This is the section I spent over an hour getting off grime yesterday.

I'm trying to figure out what type of the wood veneer the cabinet has. Looks vaguely like tiger oak.

So far I've taken the machine out and reset the screws so the cabinet can open allowing the machine out. It was stuck when I bought it. I've dusted everything off, applied liberal amounts of wood cleaner and "liquid gold" to moisturize the wood and gone over most of the the outer portions of the sewing machine (parts without the gold decals) with kerosene to clean her up and get rid of the rust.
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skatergirl1007
« Reply #102 on: September 07, 2012 01:04:01 PM »

So your giving this treadle machine to me kstaron right?  Grin
It's so pretty!
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« Reply #103 on: September 07, 2012 03:29:03 PM »

^what she said!!
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« Reply #104 on: September 07, 2012 04:39:33 PM »

Hi! I'm Kit. I just joined Craftster because a coworker told me about the HP Fall Semester and now that I have had a chance to see everything, it is EVEN COOLER THAN SHE SAID. Everyone sounds so awesome and your projects are amazing!

I mostly knit and make random geeky things. I've done lots and lots of house scarves and I have an LED lightsaber partly finished. And I'm definitely in Hufflepuff.

It's nice to meet you all and I hope to come up with some projects soon!
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« Reply #105 on: September 07, 2012 04:53:07 PM »

Happy to have you Kit Cheesy

Don't forget to post pictures of the really cool things you've made in the various places on Craftster (Click on Community to explore the various specialties) We would love to see your awesome geekiness!
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« Reply #106 on: September 07, 2012 05:42:30 PM »

Welcome Kit!  And happy to have you in Hufflepuff!!
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« Reply #107 on: September 07, 2012 06:35:12 PM »

Hi! I'm Kit. I just joined Craftster because a coworker told me about the HP Fall Semester and now that I have had a chance to see everything, it is EVEN COOLER THAN SHE SAID. Everyone sounds so awesome and your projects are amazing!

I mostly knit and make random geeky things. I've done lots and lots of house scarves and I have an LED lightsaber partly finished. And I'm definitely in Hufflepuff.

It's nice to meet you all and I hope to come up with some projects soon!

Hello Kit welcome to Hufflepuff!!! I can't wait to see some great projects.
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« Reply #108 on: September 07, 2012 09:24:26 PM »

PenguinSoup ~ Owl Approved!

@kstaron:  Wow!  You have your work cut out for you, don't you???  Wink

@Kit the Brave:  Hi Kit!  Welcome to Craftster!  Cheesy  We're thrilled to have you here, and I'm sure you'll make a wonderful addition to Hufflepuff House.  Please feel free to ask any questions you want, either here in the thread, or via Private Message to either myself (Deputy Headmistress for the HPC), or pinkleo (Headmistress for the HPC).  And just to help you learn your way around, be sure to check out Craftster's HELP section, which includes lots of useful info like the Craftster FAQ's and the Need to Know Guide.  The forums can seem a bit daunting if you're not sure where you're going, but these will be a big help.  Cheesy  And of course, any or all of the wonderful participants in the HPC are always glad to help!  (Including Hufflepuff's Head of House, patty_o_furniture.)

Cheers to one and all!
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« Reply #109 on: September 08, 2012 06:15:14 AM »

Happy Weekend, Everybody!

I've started some Herbology homework- I'm taking cuttings from my big Christmas Cactus and grooming them to be gifts for Christmas this year.  I have high hopes for the little buddies.  If they take and look good enough in time I was thinking I might make recycled containers for the planters and those might then count for Alchemy class.  Fingers crossed!

As for my OWL... I'm nervous.  I really want to make a sampler quilt for my sister, and I want to have some pics on the fabric but not sure my printer is up to the challenge.  I wonder if Staples or office max can print onto transfer paper or something... must research.   

... I'm gonna try. *Takes deep breath* Here goes:

OWL PROPOSAL


OWL Subject & Option(if available): Transfiguration OWL Option1 (large amount of supply into one piece)
House: Slytherin
Project Name: "Sisters" Sampler Quilt
Brief Description: I have been plotting a smallish sampler quilt to make for my sister for about 2 years but have chickened out of trying it bc I don't *really* know what I'm doing.  I have the basic understanding (book knowledge) and I was a Girl Scout about a million years ago... but I'm definitely green. I've most of the fabrics that I want to use (another motivator: the fabric bin is overflowing and if there's a show to ever be filmed in my room I sure would rather it be a crafty one than a "hoarders" one!) and I have the cutter and the mat board with the lines on it for guidelines. I even have the batting and the backing fabric that I want to use (most of the fabric is re-purposed from clothes, etc. and some if it was bought new for this quilt project)  I have patches and buttons and little charmy things to add to the craziness of the front (It's to be hung on the wall mostly, though I suppose it could also be a lap warmer).
In short: I have a ton of stuff that I will pull out and look at and  think "Here we go, you're gonna make this thing!" and then I think" Ahhhhh, you know what? I think you need to clean your room first... or do the laundry- oh look! The dog needs to go for a walk, we'll make this thing another day..." and then it all gets put away and for another lame attempt.

Not anymore.

[end of really long confessional proposal.]
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