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Thread: Naming your sewing machine

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    Naming your sewing machine

    Just checking to see if you're as zany as I am. I name everything I spend a lot of time with. Each car has a name as do the motorcycles. My current sewing machine is "Sir Chugs-a Lot". Bought it on e-bay last spring for maybe $50. It's a Baby Lock Quilt and Craft. No idea of how old it is. Definitely no bells and whistles but sews one heck of a good seam even if it is loud and slow and definitely old school.

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    Sewing machine is "Suzy Q", Longarm is "Abby", computer system with longarm is "Saddie", seam ripper is "Jack", car is "Sophie".

    You are not alone in naming your machines, cars, etc.

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    I've never named my machines but I do refer to 'em as females, as in"...how does she sew?" I like all of my machines!
    Bev
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    All of my machines have names...
    One day, you'll only be a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.

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    I've called my sewing machine a lot of different names but none of them that I can repeat on here! I mostly hand piece and hand quilt for a reason...)
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    I have 2 Bernina's, 3 featherweights, 2 Janome's and a serger and that is what they are called, sewing machines.

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    If it will never come when called, it gets no name at my house.
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    Hey, if a guy in midlife crisis can name his new boat, we can name our sewing machines!

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    I think that it's neat that some of us name our machines & some don't. That's what makes this board so great.
    Bev
    My initials are BB, so dublb is double B.

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    My Brother Quattro is Princess Leah, my Pfaff is Ellie, my Innova longarm is Rogue and my car is Breeze, named after my great, late Labrador Retriever.

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    I don't name my machines but my husband calls my Babylock Ellisimo Goldilocks.

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    My Pfaff is Gracie, my Featherweight is Bella, my 301 is Sofia, and my HQ16 is Hannah~
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    I have my "House" Janome and my "RV" Janome. I usually call my LA a naughty word!!
    Janome D1822/Janome 4618LE/1946 Singer 15-91 in original cabinet
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    I named my van "turtle" because it reminds me of a box turtle... but I haven't named any of my sewing machines yet
    I quilt for my sanity!

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    Of course I name machines, and cars. Doesn't everyone?
    Bernina = Bernie the Bolt (You have to be of a certain age and from the UK to remember this - Bob Monkhouse... up a bit... left a bit... fire!).
    Husqvarna Viking (a new to me machine) = Vera (kids named this one)
    My mums old Harris machine = Harry (original!)
    My granny's hand crank Frister and Rossman = Fraulein Fru-Fru (I have NO idea where this one came from...).

    Cars: My son has a classic car - Wolseley 1500 in White: he calls it Snow White! My daughter is buying an old VW Beetle called Billy (previous owners called it that). My own Morris Minor is called Daisy.

    My husband thinks we are certifiable. He is probably right.

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    Not much into naming inanimate objects but did end up naming my 830 Bertha. We also named the pool vacumn thing that runs around the bottom of the pool Goofy because before we learned to regulate it there were some really goofy things it would do if water pressure was too high.

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    I still have fond memories of my daughters car Buford. He was a very beat up Datsun with rusted out holes in the floorboards. He ran forever.
    He always passed emissions but I think they just felt sorry for my daughter.
    I dont name my machines except when Im mad at them.

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    Only machine I have named is my Gammill long arm. She is Lucy...as in 'righty tighty, lefty loosey"> I had to adjust her tensions to suit me when I got her , gently used. I said that OVER and OVER and OVER...till the name stuck. She and I are great friends...NOW! lolol
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    I don't name my machines, yet anyway. My mom named my chev. venture minivan... Jesse. We live in MN and it was named for Jesse Ventura, our one-time governor.

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    YOur not alone-My have names just comes natural:

    Big Mama, Babe, Esther & Opal (their twins)
    then there is Matilda, Annabella,Sylvie and Sweet Pea
    that is my machines. Oh, and I almost forgot poor old "Tank"
    Dottie the Bug, is my suv, Big Red is the truck.

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    I haven't named my machine either - but I do pat her affectionately every time I walk past. And 'she' is definitely a 'her'.

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    My Husqvarna Viking "SE" is named "Essie"....my mom's old featherweight, which I learned to sew on is "Rosie", My great grandmother's treadle is "LULU"...she's a LULU for sure! My serger is "Genie", my little Janome is "Mimi".
    My mom used to have an old dressform that she called "Matilda". I name all sorts of stuff as well....I don't think you are alone!
    Those who are piecemakers will sew seeds.

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