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Hello from sunny California!

dolldocdavis

Hello from sunny California!
« on: June 16, 2021, 03:35:40 AM »
Hi,
My name is Fran Bowman and I live in central California, USA.
My sewing interests are: making garments and household items for myself and gifts; sewing for doll repairs and doll clothes (I run a doll hospital); and patchwork quilting. I also love fabrics and sell them on eBay.
I found this site on google when I was searching for how to repair my Singer 201. This is the machine that my mother bought new in about 1954, and I learned to sew on. I also own a Singer Featherweight machine made in 1948.
On your website I found a discussion of the exact problem I was having with skipped stitches, and I was able to fix my machine quickly with that help!

Iminei

Re: Hello from sunny California!
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2021, 06:00:47 AM »
Welcome Doc and Im so glad you've already discovered what a fabulous friendly and helpful place this is!!! But there's more, so much more!!  :devil:

The Imperfect Perfectionist sews again

Silver Rose

Re: Hello from sunny California!
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2021, 06:22:04 AM »
Welcome to TSP @dolldocdavis
Still learning

Puzzler

Re: Hello from sunny California!
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2021, 07:39:07 AM »
What @Iminei means @dolldocdavis is she has spotted the words ‘patchwork quilting’ She will be manically rubbing her hands together plotting to whisk you over to what we call here, the Darkside. There a few members who sew doll clothes and plenty of others sewing garments, home furnishings and bags. I too have Featherweight and love it to bits. Welcome to TSP.

b15erk

Re: Hello from sunny California!
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2021, 10:05:50 AM »
A big welcome from me @dolldocdavis !

Look forward to hearing (and seeing), your projects!

Jessie
Jessie, who is very happy to be here!!  :),  but who has far too many sewing machines to be healthy, and a fabric stash which is becoming embarrassing.

fajita

Re: Hello from sunny California!
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2021, 11:56:27 AM »
Welcome @dolldocdavis  :drink: :cake:

sewminds

Re: Hello from sunny California!
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2021, 13:33:29 PM »
@dolldocdavis  Can you send me some of your sun? :D

Big welcome from Downunder!
Sew it needs juice! 😁

Surest1tch

Re: Hello from sunny California!
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2021, 13:39:16 PM »
Welcome @dolldocdavis, glad you found the answer to the problem with your machine  :thumbsup:

realale

Re: Hello from sunny California!
« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2021, 13:52:43 PM »
A warm welcome from me too @dolldocdavis.
So many beers, so little time. 🍻

Stash sewing 2021 19m used

Kenora

Re: Hello from sunny California!
« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2021, 14:01:34 PM »
And a very warm welcome from me as well.  :)
Minding my P's & Q's in Portreath

Diane

Re: Hello from sunny California!
« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2021, 14:30:18 PM »
Welcome to TSP 👋
I’m a fabricholic on the road to recovery. Just kidding. I’m on the road to the fabric store.

Janome 4300QDC, Overlocker Brother 1034d

Lilian

Re: Hello from sunny California!
« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2021, 14:46:19 PM »
Welcome @dolldocdavis  :drink:  :vintage:
Willing but not always able :)

Ohsewsimple

Re: Hello from sunny California!
« Reply #12 on: June 16, 2021, 14:50:48 PM »
Welcome to TSP

Flobear

Re: Hello from sunny California!
« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2021, 17:14:02 PM »
Welcome @dolldocdavis. Now I understand your username! I kept seeing cod  :fish: and wondered what the fishy connection could be  :facepalm:

Looking forward to seeing pics of what you get up to.
A sewing room now painted, in use and awaiting curtains.

Catllar

Re: Hello from sunny California!
« Reply #14 on: June 16, 2021, 17:53:14 PM »
Hello from me too!
If life gives you lemons, add to gin and tonic !