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maviskw 12-27-2014 05:46 AM

I don't really "collect" anything, but I'm like Jan and have way too much paper. Whenever I'm going to have the gang (my kids and grands) over, I need to straighten up. So I go through these piles and can't throw much away. They are all such good articles, I just want someone else to read them. My "most important" pile is on my computer desk, and don't you dare touch that.

So yesterday I came home with four sewing machines in my car. I must be nuts. These have all been given to me. I already have 5 more at my house, and a few more at kids' houses. These four are all vintage machines: one is a treadle which I want to use, one will be donated to the sewing machine project, and one is a "boat anchor". The boat anchor I want to take apart and see if I can put it back together again. It is froze now, and has no bobbin case. Yes, I think I'm crazy.

Ellageo 12-27-2014 05:48 AM

Me too!!
I do collect yardsticks! They have a lot of advertising on. Many places are gone now, but I remember most of them. I like to try to find ones with sewing products advertised, even if they are not local. BUT!! I have my 'collection' in a corner or two! I like the way you have yours displayed! Thanks for the idea!

dd 12-27-2014 05:55 AM

I agree with Jazzmyn. I have always said if you're coming to see me, come on over. If you're coming to see my house give me 2 weeks notice then cancel before you come over. I was collecting angels and gingerbread men but I've told everyone I stopped. They still give them to me. Now all I collect is dust. And fabric. And extra pounds everyone else seems to be shedding. And cat fur. And... oh never mind.

Caswews 12-27-2014 06:23 AM

Very nice collection. I have piggys I collect and have for years all small but they still need space and to be dusted (twice a year if I am lucky and think of it), I have 5 sewing machines, material, yarn collections. Hmmm.. Paper collections (and no I am NOT turning my printer over to my kids !LOL). Hmmm wonder what I could collect for the outside ? oh the visions .... LOL Come on Spring yard sales !! LOL

RugosaB 12-27-2014 06:40 AM

I collect old toys.
When I was high school age and in my 20's, there used to be an 'old toy that my Dad and I would go to, so I guess that got me started. He has since died, but I still have the toys and still buy now and then.
I have toys from when I was young, and my husband (we're nearing 60), some toys from when his Dad was a kid and just stuff I picked up here and there. Oh, a few from when my kids were little too.

Prized possession? It's not a 'toy' but we have the child sized roll top desk and chair that my husband's Dad used. Plus his wire rimmed glasses and case inside!

I was talking to my sister a few months ago, and we each have our Barbies from 1962, 63?. We didn't know it until that time, but neither of us have heads on our Barbies?

mumzer 12-27-2014 07:38 AM

I don't collect anything however my HB is a great collector of STUFF.

jbj137 12-27-2014 07:40 AM




tessagin 12-27-2014 07:49 AM

I collect all things quilting and sewing related. Dh collects whimsical mugs. Got DH a couple mugs for Christmas, one of Marilyn Monroe and another whimsy. He also collects tools. Got him some more for Christmas and was excited that the one came in it's own carrying case. It had extra he didn't have but was able to add to.

Diane C. 12-27-2014 07:51 AM

! love your collection idea! I collect music boxes,fabric of course [not on display] small wooden cars and lastly dust [not intentionally!!] but I live on a dirt road. Diane C

retired2 12-27-2014 08:36 AM

My 6th grade teacher told me 50 some years ago that we all need to collect something so we can sort through it when we get old and review memories about them....I guess I took that to heart! I collect unsharpened advertising pencils...I discovered there is even an organization for us. Although my favorites, bullet pencils, are really hard to find anymore, do you have one? Farmers used to carry them in their overall pockets, my grandpa started me on this one. I also love bookmarks from everywhere, even if my kindle has spoiled my NEED for one. Ha-Ha!

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