by toogie 29 May 2018

Hi Cuties, These are the items I told Gerryb about a few days ago. To refresh, I had told her my son had some sewing things a friend gave him, for me. The friend had these in his mama's stuff when she passed away and he thought of me.

Here are the items that were in the small tote. The one I am most proud to receive is the dressmaker shears, stamped Vogue D8, Made in Italy. They are as sharp as a tack! I absolutely love them!
Also, I like the O'Lipfa 45 degree ruler that is 5 inch wide x 14 inch. (I already had a 6 inch wide Fiskars that I use in almost all my sewing.) It is nice to have a different size.
There are a few items I need help figuring out. Like in the second photo. What do you cut with the Fiskars thing between the orange scissors and the Olfa ruler? Is it for paper or fabric?
Does anyone know how to load the red tagging gun?
In the 3rd photo, what is the blue thing with a needle at a slant, on the bottom right of the pic? It needs batteries....
Besides all the pins and already made shopping bag holder, there is the nice tote and containers. I am happy he thought of me! What do you think of my blessing?
Have a great day! (I finally got my car in the body shop today. Lets hope it doesn't take to long to change and paint my front fender someone backed into.)-Toogie

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by lbrow 30 May 2018

Quite a haul you received Toogie. Somewhere in a closet I have one of the blue punch. Sets given to me by a daughter many yrs ago. So glad for you to get all this. You deserve it all. Lillian

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toogie by toogie 30 May 2018

Thank you Ms.Lillian, you're always so sweet. I really, really like the dress maker shears and ruler. There are a lot of useful things I will and can use, just maybe not the blue punch.-lol-I never had a tagging gun but always thought it might be useful. Please look at my quilt post and give me some insight to what I need to do.I know you have made beautiful quilts and I have to get started. I have 2 trips in between now and October and a week/9 days of babysitting day and night. My time is getting short..

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by mops Moderator 30 May 2018

What a blessing! they could not have found a more worthy recipient. I am sure you'll use all of the items one way or another. I wonder how that floss thing works, love to see some project with that.

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toogie by toogie 30 May 2018

I just hope when I die, my things will be passed on to someone as appreciative as I am with these and will happily use them as much as I do.
I watched some you tube videos yesterday with the punch, check them out.

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by mariahail 30 May 2018

wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!*******************

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toogie by toogie 30 May 2018

I know!!!!!!!!-lol

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by vkggal 29 May 2018

Hi Toogie,
I see you have gotten several responses on the blue tube...……...I still have mine from many years ago (do we ever get rid of anything...…..LOL) Mine looks exactly like the one you have. I haven't used it in many years, but, did enjoy the result which was long before our home embroidery machines. The name of it is Easy Punch Automatic Embroidery Machine. The directions say to use any type closely woven fabric. The tight weave and close punching is what holds the loops securely. I didn't treat the back and the pieces were washed many times. Never had any raveling. One garment I did with this was a denim vest. I used the Persian yarn like you use for needlepoint. It was fun...………..I may try it again one day.

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toogie by toogie 29 May 2018

If you still have the vest (remember we don't get rid of anything, wink-wink) I would love to see it. Thanks for helping set me straight. Did I have the threading correct?

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by gerryb 29 May 2018

Wow! That's neat! Lucky you...but you deserve it!

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toogie by toogie 29 May 2018

Thank you I do feel exceptionally blessed.

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by gerryb 29 May 2018

That thing between the orange scissors & Olfa is a paper cutter, I think. I have one I use in my scrap booking, the little orange thing should slid up/down. You can see the measurements on the board. But mine doesn't have both orange cutters on at the same time...it did come with a spare. I use it all the time to cut a straight line on paper!

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toogie by toogie 29 May 2018

I will have to see if one of the cutters can be removed. Maybe they put them together for storage, not knowing....thanks for your help

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by sebsews 29 May 2018

I'm sure you somehow made an impact on the family that gave you all these wonderful items. I love them all except for the tag gun. I hate those things. They poke holes in fabric, and eventually you will find parts of the plastic somewhere in the carpet. Now I am sure my BP is high just thinking about those. All in all you are lucky to have received such a wonderful filled tote. Hugs, Suzanna

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toogie by toogie 29 May 2018

Suzanna don't get bp up!!! I don't even have carpet!!-lol

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by pennifold 29 May 2018

What a lovely collection of goodies Toogie. I use the Tag gun at the Op Shop all the time and it's really quite easy to load. I'm sure you will figure it out. Good luck with all the other goodies and your son is wonderful to give them to you on his mate's behalf. Great fabric stash from the Mumma too. Have lots of fun. Love Chris

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toogie by toogie 29 May 2018

Sewmom helped me out with loading the gun. Thanks again sewmom !!! Aren't Cuties the best!

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by stork 29 May 2018

Wow Toogie!!!! You certainly hit the mother load. All these items and fabrics are so very usable and wonderful. What a kind young man. Have fun going thru that stash!!

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toogie by toogie 29 May 2018

The stash of fabric was given to me a few years ago and I have used a lot of it already, but still do have some. His sister gave me the fabric and books. He sent me all these gadgets and scissors. It was very nice of both of them, for sure.

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by toogie 29 May 2018

1st photo-view with covers off needle and battery compartment on end. Battery cover says Easy Punch-Woodburn, Oregon us patent# 4,475,473

2nd photo-shows an 'eye' down where the battery cover goes on. I assume you wind DMC embroidery floss on the yellow 'spool', thread that 'eye', place it in the grove along the length of punch, thread needle and place needle cover on. The yellow button sticking out on the right must make the punch operate on/off. I have DMC but no batteries so will be continued......

Does this sound right to you?

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by toogie 29 May 2018

adding photo to my response to kustomkuddle's comment below. Here are the fabrics. Thought I had a photo of all the books but I don't see it...

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by kustomkuddle 29 May 2018

Wow. You were really blessed. So happy for you. Lots of very nice things. Can never have to many scissor! Looks like this person who used these things was into quilting.

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toogie by toogie 29 May 2018

Yes, she was a great hand quilter. She is the one when she passed, her daughter gave me a stack of hard back quilting books and a dresser top full of fabric.

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by toogie 29 May 2018

Cuties are so smart! and helpful!!!
Here's the tag gun loaded, thanks to sewmom!!! and it works!!! Now I need some pretty tags to attach. I tried this out on a piece of an index card. Can you see?

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sewmom by sewmom 29 May 2018

You're welcome. That's a handy gadget!

mops by mops 30 May 2018

I have got one but ran out of tacks and am unable to buy them here. You reminded me - I'll have to try the internet.

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by sewdeb 29 May 2018

Wow! Bet you thought you won the lottery! What a wonderful surprise! Lucky girl. I'm so happy for you. Hug*, Deb

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toogie by toogie 29 May 2018

Yes, one thing was good but all this is g-r-e-a-t as Tony the Tiger would say!

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by heleninca 29 May 2018

It was Christmas in May and couldn't happen to a nicer person.

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toogie by toogie 29 May 2018

Well, that's so sweet of you to say....thank you.

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by Janus48 29 May 2018

The blue thing I suspect is a type of "pen" for punch embroidery. You'd put a spool of thread on the end where there is a small yellow dowel....and then thread the needle. Usually done on a fairly tight woven fabric in an embroidery hoop. There are lots of videos on youtube with various types of needles.

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toogie by toogie 29 May 2018

Thank you, never heard of that..

toogie by toogie 30 May 2018

I went and watched some videos. The saying goes, you're never too old to learn is true.

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by crafter2243 Moderator 29 May 2018

The blue thing is a battery operated embroider gadget. It leaves little loops on the top of fabric. I will see if I can find the instructions. Also I will see if I can send you a pic how to load the gun.
Great to receive all those goodies

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crafter2243 by crafter2243 29 May 2018

It is called a punch needle. Try Youtube to find out more about it

sewmom by sewmom 29 May 2018

Oh! I remember that! Haven't thought of it for years and I think I had a wooden one.

toogie by toogie 29 May 2018

Thanks Angie but you did make me laugh when you said, 'The blue thing is a battery operated embroider gadget'. Duh...I figured as much!-lol-now don't get mad at me, but I am laughing. I did state it was a 'blue thing', needed 'batteries' had a 'needle' (to me that would mean sewing or embroidery-lol). Let me tell you what one of the grandsons said. It was for tattoos-lol
Seriously, I will youtube punch needle. Thanks and don't get mad, laugh with me because most times I am so 'duh!'

toogie by toogie 29 May 2018

Okay Angie, I looked on You tube. They didn't have a battery operated one or else I didn't find one. Showing you more photos at top (it won't let me add here). I have not done this punch emb before but what 'locks' your stitches or keeps them from pulling out, if they make loops on the back side?

crafter2243 by crafter2243 edited 29 May 2018

I am laughing with you. One had to add glue to the backside because if you pulled on a stitch it would unravel

toogie by toogie 29 May 2018

Oh my! all that work....I think it will just be a novelty, something to talk about not actually use-lol

toogie by toogie 29 May 2018

yeah laugh, how would someone feel to get tattooed with that! Did you see the photos above did I guess it right, about the threading?

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by sewmom edited 29 May 2018

Video for the tag gun link won't work. Search for "how to load a clothing tag gun"

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toogie by toogie 29 May 2018

Thanks sewmom, I'll have a look.

toogie by toogie edited 29 May 2018

See Angie, here is an example of my 'duh' moments....why don't I think to ask google, You tube or like my children always say "ask Siri"........ maybe it's because I know how smart Cuties are!!!!

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by sewmom edited 29 May 2018

The one on the far left is a paper cutter. Is that the one you're asking about? You got quite a nice gift there!

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toogie by toogie 29 May 2018

Thanks, I wasn't sure if it was paper or fabric, but didn't imagine how it would cut the fabric. I can hardly feel the blades.
I hope someone else can help me with the other two.....

sewmom by sewmom 29 May 2018

Sorry, I used to know how to load the tagging gun, it's just been so long since I've done it. I have no idea what the blue thing is.

sewmom by sewmom edited 29 May 2018

Found a video for the gun. See other comment.

crafter2243 by crafter2243 29 May 2018

I use this cutter all the time for my handmade cards. Does not work for fabric

toogie by toogie 29 May 2018

Thanks Cuties!

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