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Thread: I miss my machine

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    I'm feeling kind of lonely. I took my Bernette 65 to the shop for yearly service today. It will be done in a week, but what am I to do til then?! I wanted to get it done before the 2 week shutdown at my plant. But now, I'm just kind of sitting here, feeling lost. I got out my old Kenmore, but haven't got the heart to work with it yet. Guess I practice my hand-quilting til I get my baby Bernina back. It's funny, but the last few months, I've been doing lots of sewing, quilting and making dolls, so I thought a break would be a good thing, instead I feel lost. No wonder my kids tell me I'm the police chief of Crazytown! :(

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    I'm sorry you favorite baby is in the check up care center. But just think how much better she'll run when you get her back!! (Can you call and beg them just a little to get to your machine faster....sometimes begging and pleading can work wonders :roll: :roll: :oops: :roll: )


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    I know what you mean. I'm stuck in a transitional apartment with no place to set up my machine. Hard for me to hand quilt (I did try it) but I have a boxer who thinks he's a lap dog if you have anything at all going on. Maybe he thinks he's helping. Anyway, I'm in quilt withdrawal right now and it is NOT fun!

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    I would be feeling lost too!!! :(

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    It's a thought. I was hoping my sad face would make an impression on them, but evidently not. They were too focussed on teaching the new employee how to use the computerized cash register.
    Funny story. I walked into the store, carrying my heavy machine in one hand, with the power strip and foot control in a bag in the other. The clerk, evidently new, asks how she can help me. I set down the machine, and reel in my arm, and tell her I want to get my machine serviced. Long, long pause. She's staring at me, I'm staring at her. Then she says, "when did you bring it in?" HUH?!! I reply," just now, it's sitting here on the floor."
    I'm wondering if she'll be there next week, when I go back to get it.

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    Time for appliqué

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    Quote Originally Posted by julie
    It's a thought. I was hoping my sad face would make an impression on them, but evidently not. They were too focussed on teaching the new employee how to use the computerized cash register.
    Funny story. I walked into the store, carrying my heavy machine in one hand, with the power strip and foot control in a bag in the other. The clerk, evidently new, asks how she can help me. I set down the machine, and reel in my arm, and tell her I want to get my machine serviced. Long, long pause. She's staring at me, I'm staring at her. Then she says, "when did you bring it in?" HUH?!! I reply," just now, it's sitting here on the floor."
    I'm wondering if she'll be there next week, when I go back to get it.
    :lol: :lol: Does she even know what a sewing machine is??? :lol: :lol:


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    I don't think she does. At least she isn't the person who does the servicing, I don't know what I'd be getting back! :shock:

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    Quote Originally Posted by julie
    Funny story. I walked into the store, carrying my heavy machine in one hand, with the power strip and foot control in a bag in the other. The clerk, evidently new, asks how she can help me. I set down the machine, and reel in my arm, and tell her I want to get my machine serviced. Long, long pause. She's staring at me, I'm staring at her. Then she says, "when did you bring it in?" HUH?!! I reply," just now, it's sitting here on the floor."
    I'm wondering if she'll be there next week, when I go back to get it.
    lol!!!!!!!!!!! Almost made me spit my pop out!
    I'd be feeling lost too! :cry: I think I'd spend the time getting tons cut out, all ready to sew when you get it back! You'll be ahead of the game! :-)

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    I'm sorry your machine is getting a checkup and you are feeling lost. I say, fire up the other one so it can feel some love too! :)

    Ok, the girl wasn't too smart. To work there, she's probably related to the owner and he just feels sorry for her. I sure as heck hope she doesn't work on the machines!
    What you should have done is said.....my machine is right here on the counter, don't you see it? Then start petting "air" lol OR....you could have said.....a month ago and let her go looking for it. lol Ok, that's mean........hehe

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    Things to do without a machine:

    Pull out all the books and magazines and revisit.
    Pick out the next project and do all the prep work.
    Go to the library to read more quilting books.
    Design a quilt.
    Practice hand qork.

    Hope she hurries home.

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    I hate when I have to take in my macine for maintenance, I am all over them when I drop it off, how long will it be, any chance it will be sooner.
    Since my machine is a lower end Bernina (activa 145) I hint around that mine is one of the easy ones....I know just how you feel.

    But I agree with the other poster... time to get some cutting done so when she comes back home you will be raring to go!

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    Sorry you are missing your baby. It seems to take forever to get them serviced. I'm sure she misses you too. Tee Hee.

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    hang in there and try to stay busy and the week will be gone before you know it!

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    Without your machine, you can spend time doing lots of fun stuff. I know it's hard without your machine, but you can get ready for your 'vacation' by getting your projects lined up and ready:

    You can:
    *organize your fabrics
    *cut out future projects
    *make any appliques

    Can't think of anything else at the moment...

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    You all gave me some good ideas. Last night I practiced hand quilting, this weekend I can start on some of the other suggestions. Terri, you cracked me up. I was laughing so hard, I nearly fell off my chair. I'm going to take your advice and share the love with my Kenmore. She looks happy to be out of the cupboard, so I think I'll let her feel some fabric tonight, and then to the books, and the cutting and the organizing the stash, and... oh heck, I just have to much to do now! LOL!

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    I will be going out of town for a couple weeks, so I am taking MY machine in for servicing while I am gone! I don't want it gone while I am home! It is hard enough when something happens and it NEED service NOW! :?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shemjo
    I will be going out of town for a couple weeks, so I am taking MY machine in for servicing while I am gone! I don't want it gone while I am home! It is hard enough when something happens and it NEED service NOW! :?
    I usually take my machine with me! Mine just went to the shop on Wednesday, and I, also, am having withdrawal. In the meantime, I got one quilt sandwiched, ready to machine quilt and have cut the fabrics for another quilt. I'm so anxious to get sewing! Machine should return home on Wednesday.

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    I should have mentioned that this vacation is a driving trip with my sister and we will be visiting relatives in Wisconsin and Minnesota, so there will be little still time to do sewing. Also, I am the driver, so I can't sew in the car. I will take some hand work! :lol:

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