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    Senior Member redbugsullivan's Avatar
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    Red face You might have collected too many machines if...

    You are excited to obtain a specific machine only to find that you already have one, exactly like it, and you even took the time to convert it to hand crank. Yep. I now own THREE Singer 66's and none of them are Red-Eyes. They range in age from 110 to 62. Admittedly, my DH has yet to figure this out.

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    You might have too many sewing machines if the kids are asking you if you need an intervention.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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    Those words, came from my sister! :-)
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    I've never done that....yet.....but I did come across a machine when we moved that I didn't know I had, not sure when I purchased it, not sure why I purchased it because I didn't really need it, it's a Janome 2012 computerized machine, in pink, I'm not a fan of pink (I taught sewing for 8 years, I'm sure I bought it for my classroom but I don't remember anyone ever using it). I'm a snowbird so I'm taking it to AZ. I have a mechanical there now, it will be nice to have a machine with some additional features.
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    I have maybe 6 or 7 Singer 66s. 3 are treadles, 4 e-machines, none are HC machines. With the way machines come and go around here I need a score card to remember what I have. Soooooo ......... I don't worry about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    I have maybe 6 or 7 Singer 66s.
    Maybe I'm not a real collector: I stopped buying 66s when I tried out a 201. Still haven't used a domestic machine that's stronger or has a better stitch and I doubt that one will ever be made.
    I feel lucky to be one of the relatively few who appreciate the true value of these machines. Can any of us believe that such high quality machines can be purchased for almost nothing just because they're old??
    My Singers: Singer 12 MOP (1885), 2xImproved Family (1886, 1888), VS2 Roses and Daisies (1891), 29k58, 96k41 (1949), 201p (1958) 206k11 (1950), 222k (1959), 319K (1960), 320k2(1959), 411g
    Others: Bernina Record 530-2 (1958), Bernina 642-1 (1960)
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    Quote Originally Posted by redbugsullivan View Post
    You are excited to obtain a specific machine only to find that you already have one, exactly like it,... How about the rest of you?
    I must not have too many machines, yet! I do have 3 vintage 301A but none of them are the same color.

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    Ah... what an issue to have.....
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    I have 4 - 66's. I turned one down the other day.
    Anastasia - I like to sew square things.

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    My DH understands. Thankfully, he embraces my passion for these machines and the quilts I make with them.

    Still love my 15 clones the most!
    Annette

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