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Thread: Hi, my name is Gretchen and I am a Sewing Machineaholic!

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    Hi, my name is Gretchen and I am a Sewing Machineaholic!

    There I said it, and I am PROUD!! I've had 2 superb outings in the past month... I found my 15-91, my Elna, and a just too cute "little" Kenmore one weekend. This past weekend well I found my 301 and my 401A - these have been on my list since I started .... I also came across a Meister - what can I say it intrigued me! Now I need to take some time to clean them up and do some research, I'm trying to put binders together for each of the machines just to have...
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    Wow! Very nice. Have fun with these beauties.

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    Is the one in the way back the little Kenmore? I love little Kenmores and Wards machines; can quilt with them without a walking foot. That is one mighty fine selection. Enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by yobrosew View Post
    Is the one in the way back the little Kenmore? I love little Kenmores and Wards machines; can quilt with them without a walking foot. That is one mighty fine selection. Enjoy!
    Yes, the last machine in the row is the little Kenmore, it was sitting in a corner at an estate sale with a baggie tied to the case handle... I just knew it was a sewing machine! Name:  Sears-Kenmore 1 (2).JPG
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    I have one of those little Kenmores, a 158.1050. Yours looks to be a 1030 or 1040. I used to have a 1040 but I sold it to my former surpervisor for her daughter to use for 4-H sewing - went to a good home. They are a great machine. I have a full-sized Kenmore of the same age I got for my HS graduation gift, I wish they had bought me one of these cute little ones instead!

    I have a .pdf manual I could send you if you did not get one with the machine.

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    We had or maybe still do somewhere one of those little Kenmore.

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    Hi Gretchen!
    Admitting you have an addiction is the first step.

    You might want to embroider the Sewing Machine addicts prayer onto a throw pillow...

    God, grant me the serenity to pass on the machines I cannot save,

    The courage to save the machines I can,

    The wisdom to know the difference,
    And forgive me for ignoring the first one from time to time
    :-)

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    ohhhhh, I need this.

    Welcome to the crew Gretchen!
    Anastasia - I like to sew square things.

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    There is no cure for your disease.
    The disease is communicable.
    The disease is not fatal.
    There is a twelve step program towards reconciling yourself to the disease; and I can see by your photo that you are five steps into that already.
    The next seven steps? Up to you, but I do recommend a Featherweight, a Pink Atlas, a Grasshopper, a handcrank of sorts... but really it is up to you. It's your disease.

    ;-)
    -Cecilia. Tinkering more than stitching, really.

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    Lew! That was awesome!

    Sewing Machine addicts prayer:
    God, grant me the serenity to pass on the machines I cannot save,
    The courage to save the machines I can,
    The wisdom to know the difference,

    And forgive me for ignoring the first one from time to time

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