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Thread: Hello, I'm Alderdweller and I'm a machine addict!

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    Junior Member alderdweller's Avatar
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    So there she sat all by herself yesterday at the Salvation Army. I started to not even look...the cover was nasty and not too appealing, but I decided to take a peek anyway. Took the cover off and there sat the prettiest, shiniest little Kenmore 1912 model ever. Born in 1975, she is all metal, a bit heavy...but gorgeous!
    I was determined to be strong....I didn't need her, but when hubby offered 10 bucks and they accepted....I couldn't contain my excitement!
    Took her home for a test drive and she is smooth as silk. This girl obviously hasn't been out of the box long. I am thinking she is my new favorite, but don't tell the other 4-5 machines that.
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    Super Member Murphy's Avatar
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    Wow, what a wonderful find. She is a beauty. Thank you for sharing.

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    She is pretty, good find :D:D:D

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    It's okay. You're amoung friends. My addiction had lead me to "adopt" 13 sewing machines. :-) Love your new toy.

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    I'm also a machine addict now. Pretty scary!!! :D:D
    Love your new machine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    She is cute and may you enjoy her a very long time.
    I won't tell your other ladies either.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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    Hi Alderdweller! A great find. My Kenmore, bought in 1976 is still going strong and she gets along fine with my 2 Janomes :)

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    What a wonderful deal!!! :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Great deal, enjoy her. Unfortunately there does not to seem to be a cure but lots of support around here for all us addicts.

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    lol,great find.I collect machines too.

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    I am addicted too!!! I have 9 vintage. Not room for to many more. I think the newer machines are getting jealous...

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    thank you for making me realize i am addict,i have 5 machine 1 from the 50's,70, 80, 90's and new embrodery and shopping for a new industrial walking foot. they say the first step is admitting. Well I am

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    I am an addict too. I wanted a 66 with the 'red eye' decals and showed hubby the pictures. He went nuts buying all the sewing machines the thrift shop had in two weekends. I couldn't turn them down, they neede a home. I ended up with a total of 7 machines dating from 1917 - 1961. My house is over run by machines as I had 6 modern machines already. Yes, I am addicted.

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    Oh shoot! Were we supposed count the embroidery machines? I have two of those also. I loose. Maybe need help????? Where can I go????????

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    May the two of you have a long happy life together!

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    I have 2 machines, an 1990's Viking & a 2006 Pfaff. I seem to only use the Pfaff. Do all of you guys use your different machines? Do you just switch off & on? Thanks for answering.
    Sue

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    You know I have a very similar machine, although it might be a year or so older. I replaced it with my babylock and have not sewed with it since I bought the new one. I had it all fixed up and it is working. I was thinking what to do with it, now I am thinking, even though I do not use it, to keep it. I love my new machine, the automatic threader is the best part and a couple of other things, too. Have fun with it. Funny when I think of it.

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