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This archived content is from Mary Wilkins’ sewing and quilting message board “Sew What’s New,” which was retired in August 2007. It is being provided by “Sew What’s Up,” which serves as the new home for many members of “Sew What’s New.”
From: MFSewNVac
Date: 03-08-2007, 12:46 PM (1 of 7)
My family has been part of the Singer family for over 100 years now. While I wish I could say that knowledge and experience has been past on to me, alas it hasn't.

I began demonstrating and servicing sewing machines and vacuums around 14 years of age. Years ago I honestly thought I would take over 3 successful businesses, unfortunately divorce permanently ended that future. I moved on with my life getting into Accounting and Computers, the latter proving to be more fun and paying better.

Fast forward 32 years and we have a different situation. My fathers health was failing and with my brothers help we started up a business in Oregon (pops business was in CA, however no one wanted to take it over).

While his passing didn't allow me the opportunity to absorb the knowledge he carried, what he tought me years ago served as a powerful foundation. His legacy will continue with me and there is hope that one of my sons may actually take over for me down the road.

Word of mouth has spread for 60+ miles, thanks in part to the values both my parents instilled, and part because I provide the quality service absent these days. I know I won't get rich doing this so I may as well have a good time and make for a very positive experience for my customers. They've thanked me by putting the word out, which has worked 1000% better than any advertising I've ever done.

When time permits I'll try to field posts of technical nature, for as many brands as I have knowledge or experience with. You will find that I'm truly un-biased, and while I lean Singer (for obvious reasons) I don't take the biased possition that too many dealers will take and that is negative comments about other brands. I have enough experience with so many brands that I can honestly say that no one company has the edge. Each has it's strong points and they all have their share of less than desireable machines.

Sewing is a wonderfull art form, hobby, escape, job, etc. Everything we do, positively, helps others and helps enrichen what we do. Don't spoil the fun for others with bias. A teaspoon of honey will attract more flys than a gallon of vinegar. Let's be nice and attract more sewers into the fold.
User: MFSewNVac
Member since: 03-08-2007
Total posts: 1
From: AndreaSews
Date: 03-08-2007, 07:10 PM (2 of 7)
Welcome. It will be nice to have you around.
User: AndreaSews
Member since: 02-18-2005
Total posts: 1007
From: lendube
Date: 03-08-2007, 07:18 PM (3 of 7)
Welcome. You will be a valuable asset to the board and don't be surprised if we teach you a thing or two as well! :bg: You'll be amazed at what folks learn around here, sewing and otherwise!

Welcome! Lennie
User: lendube
Member since: 08-06-2006
Total posts: 1548
From: VenusElaine
Date: 03-09-2007, 08:14 PM (4 of 7)
Yes, welcome. We all have areas in which we excel and delight in sharing our knowledge with others.


P.S. Although I have used practically every brand of machine in my career, every one I personally own is a Singer!
"Always put as much effort into your marriage as you do into your wedding."
User: VenusElaine
Member since: 10-22-2005
Total posts: 126
From: esrun3
Date: 03-10-2007, 08:54 PM (5 of 7)
Welcome to the group!
User: esrun3
Member since: 12-02-2004
Total posts: 2345
From: Tom Land
Date: 03-11-2007, 01:00 PM (6 of 7)
Glad to have you back in the business.
Have fun or don't do it, Tom
User: Tom Land
Member since: 09-21-2005
Total posts: 514
From: vickki
Date: 03-11-2007, 02:45 PM (7 of 7)
Welcome and hope you stay awhile...
User: vickki
Member since: 08-21-2005
Total posts: 374
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