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Thread: Spooks in my sewing machine!

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    The other night after everyone was in bed and asleep (except me, of course) I desided this is the perfect time to sew. No interruptions. Don't you love this part of the day?

    Now, I don't know about you, but to me it seems that in the dark hours of the night the house has more strange sounds rattling around than during the day light hours.
    Well, I know the doors are locked, my hubby is home (asleep however) and my dogs are next to me. So I just ignore the creepiness.

    This one particular night the winds were really kicking up it's heels. I was in the sewing room at the cutting table and behind me on another table about four feet away is where the sewing machine sets. This works out well for me "cause it gives me some exercise going back and forth from table to table.

    As I am at the cutting table fussing with some fabric getting it ready to stitch I hear a strange noise. One that was not wind related, at least I didn't think so. It was hard to locate the origin because the sound was very muted.
    This sound would stop then start then stop again. Finally I pin pointed the source, it was coming from the sewing machine. It was something like RRrrrrrRrrrrrrrRRRRRrrrrrrrr.

    At this point I truned the machine off, counted to 10 (no particular reasons for the 10, seemed like a good idea at the time) then turned it back on. The same sound again...so I repeted the off, count and on but, this action did not change anything. I figured it must have something to do with the winds and power surges althought I do have surge protectors for the machine. I just din't know what was causing this!

    While standing there about to turn the machine off again the needle began going up and down, slowly at first then full speed. I quickly jumped backwards thinking "boy if this thing is going to blow up I don't want to be near it".

    By now the machine is at full speed. (I thought to myself "if I could sew that fast these quilts would get done in short time.") Then I happen to glance down under the table and there was one of my big fur babies (the one in avatar) with his head resting on the foot pedel to the machine. Problem solved.
    Once I gently moved his head from said pedel the machine stopped and all was well.
    Got a lot of sewing done that nigh after I quit laughing!
    Spooks in the sewing machine?...NO. Dog in the sewing room?... YES.

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    ROFLMAF!!!!! OMG!! That is the funniest yet!!! LOLOLOLOL!!!!

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    That's too funny! Glad in the end it was just the dog. :)

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    He was DOG-Gone tired! Poor baby, for scaring you!

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    Cat probably put him up to it!!! :wink:
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    Lol..that is so funny :D

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    wonderful story!

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    lol!!!!!!!!! Thought you had a vintage haunted machine.

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    So funny and you had no one to share it with at that hour. Didn't it make you want to call someone and say "You won't believe what just happened"?. I think that is why a lot of people go to facebook. (We would probably come to the Quiltingboard.)

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    Lol! great story!

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    lol, I am sure you will check for him now under the sewing machine table!

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    ROFLOLPIMP. But OMG, how scarey at the same time.

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    That is too funny! I can just picture it all happening!

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    that happened to me once but it was the cat :lol: :oops: :thumbup:

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    lol!

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    LOL...I was waiting for a ghost to appear, like Betsy Ross!

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    That is just toooooo funny!!! LOL

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    LOL!

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    hahahahaha... here I was all caught up in your (very well-told) story!!! hahahahaha....

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    Thanks for the scary story. When read this I was thinking the light in our den. This den light comes ON whenever it wants to.

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    LOL rolling on floor, I thought maybe at first the bobbin winder was pushed on. That happened to me.

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    I would of freak...LMBO

    Made me think of my husband, one night he was watching a scary movie, and laying on the couch with a throw on him, when all of the sudden it moved. He said he laid still for a few minutes and it moved again scared him so bad he jump off the counch and told it here you can have the damn thing. About that time the dog came out from underneath it...LMBO

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    So glad it was your doggy and not spooks!! LOL!!

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    That is too funny!

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    OMG girl, you & I sound like we live in the same world (house) full of spooks...At least you had the nerve to tell us yours...I am not repeating mine!

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