April 15, 2020

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Echinacea and Bee - bee on purple cone flowers/echinacea

Echinacea and Bee"Hands down, hold still, it's a bee!" The petals of the flowers, for some reason, were all in a "down" position while the bee was pollinating. Was it out of fear for the bee? Of course not, but it was kind of interesting to see the unusual position of the flower petals.

 

Alligator Clothespins - two green alligator clothespins

Alligator ClothespinsHere is a way to turn wooden clothes pins into little alligators.

 

Fried Sweet Potato Shrimp Cakes on towel

Fried Sweet Potato Shrimp CakesWith a few ingredients you can make these tasty fried sweet potato shrimp cakes! You can serve this with fresh vegetables and your choice of sauce: chili sauce, hot sauce, mixed fish sauce, etc. Or you can eat alone as an appetizer, snack or pair with rice of course too!

 

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Understanding the Markings on the Back of Noritake ChinaWhat is the difference on Noritake china on the back between N and M? Also US design pat with a number verses none? The number 4001 and the word Acton under the M and the word Japan?

 

Value of a Mersman Lyre Table - lyre table in need of refurb

Value of a Mersman Lyre TableHow should I repair the chips and the leg? It only has one remaining claw left, but I have found replacements online. Also, considering its current condition what is the value of it and what would be the value if fixed? Numbered 6651.

 

Value of an Old Trunk - old wooden trunk in poor condition

Value of an Old TrunkCan you tell me anything about this truck? It has American Window Glass Company Pittsburgh Pa. stamped on the wood inside.

 

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Finding a Replacement Light Bulb for a Nelco Sewing MachineI have a Nelco Sierra model# 234 and serial #3956 and need a replacement light bulb - it is missing. What kind of light bulb is compatible with this sewing machine?

 

Identifying a Porcelain Doll - doll wearing a dark pink satin dress with white lace trim

Identifying a Porcelain DollI bought this at a thrift shop and have no idea how to identify it or know it's true value. Can you help?

 

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Removing Sharpie from HairHow do I get blue Sharpie out of light brown hair?

 

Nelco 7400 Manual

Nelco 7400 ManualI have a Nelco 7400 sewing machine. For some reason the bobbin is not sewing, it threaded thru, but is not sewing at all. And I can't seem to be able to find a manual for my specific machine. If anyone is able to help troubleshoot or if they have a spare manual they are willing to share, it would be greatly appreciated!

 

Identifying a Household Bug - tiny black bugs in the sink

Identifying a Household BugWhat is this bug and how do I get rid of it? Find attached image, there are usually many in the bathroom sink and on the floor and walls.

 

Adjusting New Home Needle Position

Adjusting New Home Needle PositionI have recently acquired a 535 New Home Janome sewing machine. How do I adjust the needle position so that it is in the centre? It is sewing fine, but the needle is to the left as shown in the picture.

 

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Singer Bobbin Winder Is Not WorkingI have a Singer 7470 and the bobbin starts to wind, but then immediately shuts off with a beeping sound. I have to turn the machine off and then on to clear the display. Any thoughts?

 

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Repairing a Kenmore Sewing MachineI have an old Kenmore sewing machine and it runs smoothly until I put the bobbin cover on it and then it freezes up. It is in a bind when it freezes up. What do I do for it?

 

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Problems with Singer Sewing Machine Auto tensionI am always having problems with my Singer sewing machine's tension. I have checked everything, needles, etc. But even after many services it still drags the the fabric down and makes loose bottom stitches. It's a Singer heavy duty 1980s Pattern 17-24 machine with an auto tension. Does anyone have any ideas before I dump it and buy a new one?

 

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Finding Replacement Wheels for a Fiskars Reel mowerWe are looking for wheels for a Fiskars reel mower. Where do we look?

 

Value of a Prototype Doll - plastic doll with blue hair, very large eyes, and that speaks

Value of a Prototype DollThis is a prototype doll that was developed by a company that ceased operating in 2019, so it remains a one-of. It is the main character from the childrens' television show "True and the Rainbow Kingdom"

 

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