Pattern Pyramid Winner & MORE

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Earlier this week I posted about the Pattern Pyramid I hosted. BUT THAT WAS ONLY HALF THE STORY – I received another, very thoughtful gift from Sew Biased, a copy of the original handbook that would have come with the Elna Grasshopper. Sew Biased noticed that I had previously blogged about My Grasshopper which was my grandmothers 1950s (or ’60s?) sewing machine. I used it for many years and even though I now have a computerised Janome my Grasshopper still keeps me company in my sewing room.

The manual has many pearls of wisdom…

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Turns out there are 17(!!!!!) place that you’re meant to oil

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And that I’ve been refilling the bobbin incorrectly all this time…awkward

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There’s also five whole pages on what to do when things go wrong. Very handy indeed.

Now on to the thing you’re actually wanting from this post … The winner of the Pattern Pyramid … AND THE WINNER IS Country Girl Couture – WELL DONE! Send me an email and I’ll send this package your way!

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For now I’ll leave you with this slightly weird video of someone demonstrating the Grasshopper’s functions…

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9 thoughts on “Pattern Pyramid Winner & MORE”

  1. Congrats to CG Couture!
    I was a bit surprised when I first saw ALL of the oiling points, but they do reward you with a beautifully running machine if you can get most of them! So pleased you liked it!!

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  2. I am dying to find myself a good grasshopper, I trawl TradeMe constantly! πŸ˜‰ Lucky you to receive such an amazing gift, I love the old instruction manuals, I have a couple with my vintage machines, great illustrations.

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  3. Whoa! I had to mouse over the link to make sure it was mine! LOL! I don’t have your email address, but it should leave it for you with this comment, so drop me a line and I’ll send you the info. πŸ™‚ Thanks! Yay!

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