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Thread: Neglected Sewing Machine.....

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    Super Member Airwick156's Avatar
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    I really do love this site. But it is causing me tremendous troubles. And I just don't know what to do about it.
    I love to quilt, but I also love to read all the comments on this site. But how am I supposed to sew anything when I am addicted to this place? I do not forsee my husband nor my two little doggies doing any quilting for me at this point in my life. And it sure isn't going to do it by itself. My sewing machine is sitting on the top landing of the stairs in its carrying case untouched, unloved since Tuesday when I went to my little sewing group. Today is Friday. And from where I sit here reading all thes posts, occasionally my head will turn and I can see it just sitting there crying to come out of its case. Do you all realize how sad that is for a sewing machine? The poor thing is so cold. It doesn't even have a quilt to cover up with. So I suppose I will get off here and at least go put it on my sewing table and plug it in and warm it up a little before my little Brother catches a cold and has to go to the Sewing Machine Hospital. And Heaven forbid, from my 3 day neglect that its little motor heart hasn't been broken forever. :)

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    Poor Baby..you better show it some love...

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    go get your machine and start sewing

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    I will im going right now. LOLOL

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    awww, you need to go make your baby a quilt to keep it warm when you neglect it :shock:

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    I'll tell you what. I have the same issue so I am going to have to set aside an hour or a little more each day to check this site and turn it off to sew, cook dinner, make beds and feed the animals to name a few things that have been neglected :) See you later :)

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    Poor little Brother :( I hope you are giving him some much needed love and attention :D:D:D

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    I'm gone. My latest excuse was I need lunch so I could sit here and read some more. I wasted all morning here! Well, not wasted...I learn a lot when I'm here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Airwick156
    I really do love this site. But it is causing me tremendous troubles. And I just don't know what to do about it.
    I love to quilt, but I also love to read all the comments on this site. But how am I supposed to sew anything when I am addicted to this place? I do not forsee my husband nor my two little doggies doing any quilting for me at this point in my life. And it sure isn't going to do it by itself. My sewing machine is sitting on the top landing of the stairs in its carrying case untouched, unloved since Tuesday when I went to my little sewing group. Today is Friday. And from where I sit here reading all thes posts, occasionally my head will turn and I can see it just sitting there crying to come out of its case. Do you all realize how sad that is for a sewing machine? The poor thing is so cold. It doesn't even have a quilt to cover up with. So I suppose I will get off here and at least go put it on my sewing table and plug it in and warm it up a little before my little Brother catches a cold and has to go to the Sewing Machine Hospital. And Heaven forbid, from my 3 day neglect that its little motor heart hasn't been broken forever. :)
    HA!! HA!! I am so bad at times I was going to post that someone kick me off the board or suspend me for at least a week!!! But then....I'd have withdrawals! Well, I did do an allnighter and done my BOM!! I liked doing it so much now I want to do more...good incentive! Do just one small thing that you know you'll love, then it'll make you want to do another and another! OK, now to take my own medicine!!! :hunf:

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    Well Howdy! How long did I last away from here- lol. There are too many repair people in my space right now so I need to be doing something so naturally I came back here. I did grab a sandwich to eat while visiting the board. I'm hopeless.

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    Well, I warmed up my Brother...he's a happy fella now.I warmed him up real good. And he even said he wasn't too mad at me, that he knew I would come back to warm him up. I sewed twelve units of the 7 strips for the black and white fabric fling I am making for a wedding gift. And then him and I compromised on a plan...as long as I promise not to let him get tooo cold, he won't mind me spending alot of time on this site. And I in turn told him I would make sure to cover him up when he's not being used that way he doesn't get sick on me. Sooooooooooo after telling Brother Thank you for all your hard work, I unplugged the boy and covered him up with another WIP. And now he won't be cold. :) I just love having one on one conversations with my sewing machine..even if hubby and the dogs thinks I'm nuts. hehe

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    I try to alternate machines to help prevent them from getting envious of each other!
    They both give me a dirty look when I am on here instead of playing with them!

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    I only have one machine. But someday and I hope that someday comes soon, I want to get another sewing machine.

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    If I forget to turn my machine off he beeps at me when I turn on the light to let me know he is here!! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Airwick156
    Well, I warmed up my Brother...he's a happy fella now.I warmed him up real good. And he even said he wasn't too mad at me, that he knew I would come back to warm him up. I sewed twelve units of the 7 strips for the black and white fabric fling I am making for a wedding gift. And then him and I compromised on a plan...as long as I promise not to let him get tooo cold, he won't mind me spending alot of time on this site. And I in turn told him I would make sure to cover him up when he's not being used that way he doesn't get sick on me. Sooooooooooo after telling Brother Thank you for all your hard work, I unplugged the boy and covered him up with another WIP. And now he won't be cold. :) I just love having one on one conversations with my sewing machine..even if hubby and the dogs thinks I'm nuts. hehe
    I think you should make a sewing machine cover for your little Brother. Then you would be using him and covering him properly when he's not being used. Deal? :thumbup:

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    The next cool sm feature will be on board QB updates and communication.

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    I think alot of us can relate.

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    I think most of us here suffer with same affliction! :lol:

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    We need a 12 step program. I have the same adiction.
    This is the first thing I check before I start my day.
    Annie :-(

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    OMG, I love this site and all the people. I feel like I am one of all of you. I spend hours on this site, its the next day before I know it. I forgot to sleep. I don't feel tired, no wonder I forgot to sleep.

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    just have to organise your time...an hour here, an hour there.....don`t let it die of a broken heart...i here it reallly hurts lol

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    Is there a Support Group out there for us???? I have the same problem . I "say" it is because my sewing room is cold...but is it? Or is that just an "excuse"

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    You are in good company. What I T-R-Y to do is look at this site when I am in the room keeping my husband company. He is addicted to all of the news programs on CNN and watches for hours. Secondly, if he is not home I unplug my laptop, that way when the 1 1/2 hours is up and the computer shuts down, I move on to another task or chore. Thirdly, I check this site when I take a break from my housework. Sometimes it works. They say to do something for 30 days befroe it becomes a good habit.

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    Oh, so you use the *sewing room is cold* excuse too! :lol: I've been saying I need to get a space heater for mine, but so far, just haven't done so. If I leave the door open, my cats think it is their personal playground and wreck it. If I close the door, it is too cold in there. Can't win for losing! :lol:

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    So...Guess what I got for Christmas...a laptop!!! and My DSIL hooked up wireless...so/sew...I now I have this right next to me and my machine ! This is the high life !!!!!

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