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    Senior Member harrishs's Avatar
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    Oh, thank you----I have around 60 working vintage machines----and 5 I need to work on----I am feeling so much more normal now......

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkCastleDH View Post
    For us it's a shared hobby. I'm not as much into quilting as she is (though I try to help her with opinions/advice/math when asked) and she's not as much into bicycling as I am (though we usually get some time each year in on the tandem - this year being the exception.) Oddly enough I'll probably use the majority of the machines more than she will as she doesn't seem to be that interested in treadle/hand crank sewing - just in the machines themselves. Should I ever get to the point where I actually make a quilt I think a hand crank would be just my speed for piecing blocks and a treadle for actual joining blocks, quilting and binding.
    My DW drug me to quilt show after quilt show from local ones to Houston and KY. I dicided I can do that, so now I am into collecting and have made a doz or so quilt tops and quilts complete. Now I am looking to buy a long arm.
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    I've lost count - I know I have over 40 cabinets... and a ton of machines in cases... Then there are treadles... oh and parts machines... I betcha all but a dozen or so work by now. DIL thinks INTERVENTION... maybe so but I'm having an awful lot of fun for now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caroline S View Post
    Funny Cathy. My DD is trying to save me. Shhhh, don't tell anyone, but my sewing machine list is up to 81. The funniest thing is that DD was at St. Vincent's thrift store yesterday and sent me pictures of 3 sewing machines of interest. Is that sending mixed messages or what?
    My DH does the same thing! He says I don't need any more sewing machines, but he spots them and has me come look at them!
    Linda
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    Cabbagepatch Kid: What was your previous post about sick, sick, sick and then you sicko (lol, cause I'm one too) turn around and tell us about getting another machine...isn't being a machinaholic great? I got another one today too with 4 others (I think) in line in the garage waiting for my work table.

    Nicest part is that DH gives machines a quick once over and says, yep, we can fix that. He does motors/wiring and cabinet disassembly and I do the rest. It is so much fun and keeps us old folk (I speak only for DH and me when I use that term) off the streets and out of trouble except when we go to thrift shops or look at CL. LOL

    Quote Originally Posted by cabbagepatchkid View Post
    A few months back I was dropping off some bags of clothes at my local thrift shop and as I bent down, to put the bag on the floor, I came "nose to nose" with a blue and white rectangular sewing machine case! I asked the lady if I could peek in to see if there was a blue sewing machine in there and when I looked there was an adorable little blue Capri, Japanese clone model 15. Aren't thrift shops wonderful??!!

    I asked if it was for sale but she told me that it wasn't checked over yet and so it wasn't ready for sale. Well, I couldn't stop thinking about that machine and finally I went back a few days later to see if it was ready for sale.....long story short....it's now one of my favorite machines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blueheavenfla View Post
    Cabbagepatch Kid: What was your previous post about sick, sick, sick and then you sicko (lol, cause I'm one too) turn around and tell us about getting another machine...isn't being a machinaholic great? I got another one today too with 4 others (I think) in line in the garage waiting for my work table.

    Nicest part is that DH gives machines a quick once over and says, yep, we can fix that. He does motors/wiring and cabinet disassembly and I do the rest. It is so much fun and keeps us old folk (I speak only for DH and me when I use that term) off the streets and out of trouble except when we go to thrift shops or look at CL. LOL
    Sigh. Ain't it grand???
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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkCastleDH View Post
    I don't think there's anyway I could hide a parlor cabinet from Herself. Another machine? Sure, though she's far more organized than I and probably remembers all of them that we have. A new treadle cabinet? Not a chance


    pinkCastleDH,
    In the foreground is my #2 Singer 66 red eye. Behind it is my Franklin 1911 in it's parlor cabinet. I made a quilted cover for Mrs. Franklin after I finished repairing the cabinet. I wasn't trying to hide it but to keep the cats claws off of it.

    You might try something like that.


    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    In the foreground is my #2 Singer 66 red eye. Behind it is my Franklin 1911 in it's parlor cabinet. I made a quilted cover for Mrs. Franklin after I finished repairing the cabinet. I wasn't trying to hide it but to keep the cats claws off of it.

    You might try something like that.
    Joe, the real problem isn't hiding the physical cabinet - we both think one would look nice in this house and we'd be willing to cut down on the number of treadle bases around (6 currently, including the one for the 13 which is a different setup than the standard Singer mounts.) The problem would be hiding the $$ outlay. If I found it cheap enough to hide the expense I wouldn't need to hide it

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    Ahhh yes the $$. factor. That I totally understand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blueheavenfla View Post
    Cabbagepatch Kid: What was your previous post about sick, sick, sick and then you sicko (lol, cause I'm one too) turn around and tell us about getting another machine...isn't being a machinaholic great? I got another one today too with 4 others (I think) in line in the garage waiting for my work table.
    Yes, I admit it ....I am a 'machine-aholic'! I was bitten by the bug almost 3 yrs ago when I saw a picture of a Singer 66 Red-eye. I bought my first one and then whenever I saw another machine that I loved I put it on a wish list. The only problem is that I've already gotten all the machines that were on my first wish list but I still see more that I would love to have.

    I still search CL almost every day but now I am only looking for the real bargain priced machines. I got a Featherweight for $75.00 on CL (plus the carry case, etc) . It wasn't even advertised as a FW but I recognized it in the picture.
    ~~Cathy~~

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