Wow! It's been a loooong time. I got my treadle working, and yes the needles did get there and I was able to start playing with it :) I have been piecing with it, and actually using it quite a lot - my next challenge is free motion quilting, I have to mess with the tension on it.
Different topic. I have become obsessed with spinning wheels. This is my hopeful one that I am getting from KY. A very generous person offered it to me for free - but I have to get it from KY to Oregon..
Thanks for looking!