Showing posts with label Ode to sewing machines. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ode to sewing machines. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Ode to the sewing machine 11

Many of you follow my "Ode to the Sewing Machine" posts.  We've all seen the ads on craigslist, ebay and elsewhere.  The clueless sellers give those of us who sew a belly laugh, or two!

No one in their right minds would continue reading, but who says quilters are in their right minds, so here's installment #11...




Run right over there with $500!












This can be stored in your garage until planting time in the Spring.  Everyone needs one with 4 doors, I only have a 2 door myself.









A dim bulb holding the camera.  Could you at least open the curtains?

Friday, October 11, 2013

Ode to the sewing machine #10

Many of you follow my "Ode to the Sewing Machine" posts.  We've all seen the ads on craigslist, ebay and elsewhere.  The clueless sellers give those of us who sew a belly laugh, or two!

No one in their right minds would continue reading, but who says quilters are in their right minds, so here's installment #10...


The light bulb goes on the Christmas tree, Jack.

The price is right on this one, but he says he doesn't have a pedal to test the motor.  You could test it on a bicycle pedal and get the same results. Fail.

I think they may have used a whole roll of electrical tape on the cord, but hey, the guy he bought it from guaranteed it to work...



Friday, September 27, 2013

Ode to the sewing machine #9



Many of you follow my "Ode to the Sewing Machine" posts.  We've all see the ads on craigslist, ebay and elsewhere.  The clueless sellers give those of us who sew a belly laugh, or two!  Where do they come up with these dollar amounts???

No one in their right minds would continue reading, but who says quilters are in their right minds, so here's installment #9...

                                                                      .... ya think?



I nearly choked on my coffee when the next one came across my screen:

Where do I start with this one???
First off, it's appraised at $180,000 and you can't get a picture of the dang thing?  And you don't know the brand???  Is the table black and gold, or do you mean the machine is black and gold?  Next, what is a "packard table top"?


 Plowing on...  You can't spend $35 to get the tension adjusted on a $180,000.00 machine?  And then you say it "still works great" with bad tension...

I think she spent too much time playing behind the mosquito trucks as a child.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Ode to the sewing machine #8

Many of you follow my "Ode to the Sewing Machine" posts.  We've all see the ads on craigslist, ebay and elsewhere.  The clueless sellers give those of us who sew a belly laugh, or two!  Where do they come up with these dollar amounts???

No one in their right minds would continue reading, but who says quilters are in their right minds, so here's your next installment...






For $1000, you get a case that's falling apart and and duct tape on the electric cord where they spliced on a new plug.  There may be a dim bulb on more than the machine with this one.











Bad spellers of the world, UNTIE!   They got it wrong, not once, but twice!  And there's the love affair with the zero again.



Remember, all old black sewing machines have to be a Singer.







And here's today's 
piece de la resistanc!




Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Ode to the sewing machine #7



Many of you follow my "Ode to the Sewing Machine" posts.  We've all see the ads on craigslist, ebay and elsewhere.  The clueless sellers give those of us who sew a belly laugh, or two!  Where do they come up with these dollar amounts???

No one in their right minds would continue reading, but who says quilters are in their right minds, so here's your next installment:


...Everyone needs one of these for spring planting season.  And remember, any old sewing machine has to be a Singer, right?



... how many times do we see this???  Maybe they sell their TV the same way? I know I always look at the back of a TV when I'm using mine, don't you???








 Here's another one.... the thick coating of dust is probably the reason they didn't know it was the back of the machine.



... and your final installment for today:




..now to recap... found it, paid nothing for it, don't know anything about it, picked a price outta the air, don't ask about it and you don't get a photo.  Got it?  Oh, and you better be serious.



Thursday, August 1, 2013

Ode to the sewing machine #6



Many of you follow my "Ode to the Sewing Machine" posts.  We've all see the ads on craigslist, ebay and elsewhere.  The clueless sellers give those of us who sew a belly laugh, or two!  Where do they come up with these dollar amounts???

No one in their right minds would continue reading, but who says quilters are in their right minds, so here's installment #6 and 7...


... here we have a bait and switcheroo:
                                    "give me a call" ....just read her mind for the phone number!  


If at first you don't succeed, try, try, again and again and again....
...... seller has 0 feedback.... hmmm, imagine that!                      

Monday, July 22, 2013

Ode to the sewing machine #5

Many of you follow my "Ode to the Sewing Machine" posts.  We've all see the ads on craigslist, ebay and elsewhere.  The clueless sellers give those of us who sew a belly laugh, or two!  Where do they come up with these dollar amounts???

No one in their right minds would continue reading, but who says quilters are in their right minds, so here's the latest installment...


I think I'll deviate a bit from the ol' sewing machine with the first one:  





Thursday, April 11, 2013

Ode to a sewing machine #4

We've all see the ads on craigslist, ebay and elsewhere.  Clueless sellers give those of us who sew a belly laugh, or two!  Where do they come up with these dollar amounts???

No one in their right minds would continue reading, but who says quilters are in their right minds, so here are a few examples of clueless ads...

... Must have been drunk when when this picture was taken... one too many last night, huh?  Any old sewing machine is a Singer, right?  Ok, just so you know, that's a Neechi.


Hey, it's a "sTinger". Those lighted foot pedals are super rare.  Gotta get one of those! My foot will think it's in sewing heaven!   








...is there such a thing as rusty patina?  Maybe my car is worth more now!










Oh baby, you want patina??? Here's one for you, better move on this one FAST!
You'll be able to afford the tetanus shot at that price!!!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Ode to the sewing machine #3

Some of you are following my "Ode to the Sewing Machine" posts.  We've all seen the ads on craigslist, ebay and elsewhere.  The clueless sellers give those of us who sew a belly laugh, or two!  Where do they come up with these dollar amounts???

No one in their right minds would continue reading, but who says quilters are in their right minds, so here's your next installment...




So I have a car I want to sell. I put the car in the garage, close the garage door, take my camera outside in the yard and take a picture....


Makes ya wanna throttle someone, doesn't it?
Oh, and he hit zero too many times.



There's that zero again...

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Ode to Sewing Machines #2

Many of you follow my "Ode to the Sewing Machine" posts.  We've all seen the ads on craigslist, ebay and elsewhere.  The clueless sellers give those of us who sew a belly laugh, or two!

No one in their right minds would continue reading, but who says quilters are in their right minds, so here's installment #2...

(click to see larger photos)
The ol' bait and switcheroo:


   (Uh oh, is that a belly hanging in the shot?)

Monday, April 2, 2012

Ode to the sewing machine # 1

I'm starting a new series called "Ode to the Sewing Machine".  We've all seen the ads on craigslist, ebay and elsewhere.  The clueless sellers give those of us who sew a belly laugh, or two!  Where do they come up with these dollar amounts???



No one in their right minds would continue reading, but who says quilters are in their right minds, so here's installment #1...