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    I am just wondering what (if anything) have you done to your sweet machine to make it more quilter friendly or personalized? Or maybe THOUGHT about doing but haven't (yet)?

    I finally put a small piece of velcro on the side of my machine and the other piece on my seam ripper - this way when I am quilting my quilt and need it to pull the thread up from the backside to the front I am not searching for it after it has rolled under the quilt.

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    I plan to make a nice cover for it :) Haven't even started that one yet LOL But I want to do lots of fun hand embroidery, applique and other embellishment that is all sewing themed!! I have made a couple for gifts for my Mum and another gal I sew with for fun on Thursday nights (we call ourselves the "Stitch n Bitch" gals!!!) hee hee.. sometimes we stitch more than the other, or vice versa!! LOL depending on the night and whats going on!! LOL

    Anyway, I hope to get a start on my sewing machine cover before the end of this year. It is on my list of things I want to make this year :)

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    Me too - been wanting to make a sewing machine cover. Must do!

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    I've seen pictures of Guitar Hero controllers that have been taken apart and repainted and put back together...I wonder if you could do that with a sewing machine. ...now I want a punk/goth inspired look to my sewing machine. White is so not my color.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying_V_Goddess
    now I want a punk/goth inspired look to my sewing machine. White is so not my color.
    Exactly! Some pinstripes in your favorite color? Fuschia flames anyone?? :lol: :lol:

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    [quote=Quilting Aggi]I plan to make a nice cover for it :) Haven't even started that one yet LOL But I want to do lots of fun hand embroidery, applique and other embellishment that is all sewing themed!! I have made a couple for gifts for my Mum and another gal I sew with for fun on Thursday nights (we call ourselves the "Stitch n Bitch" gals!!!) hee hee.. sometimes we stitch more than the other, or vice versa!! LOL depending on the night and whats going on!! LOL

    Anyway, I hope to get a start on my sewing machine cover before the end of this year. It is on my list of things I want to make this year :)[/Aggi, I laughed like crazy to here you also call your group stitch n bitch - (though most of the older ladies in our group are thankfully unaware of my nick name for the group - shortened in down now to s n b so its incognito!! lol)) :lol: :roll: quote]

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilena
    Quote Originally Posted by Flying_V_Goddess
    now I want a punk/goth inspired look to my sewing machine. White is so not my color.
    Exactly! Some pinstripes in your favorite color? Fuschia flames anyone?? :lol: :lol:
    Old school tattoo designs? :mrgreen:

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    I could see a little Link standing guard to battle the lint build up!!!
    ~ Instead of cutting grass he would be doing a number on the dust bunnies and turning them into something useful! :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilena
    I could see a little Link standing guard to battle the lint build up!!!
    ~ Instead of cutting grass he would be doing a number on the dust bunnies and turning them into something useful! :wink:
    I love a quilter that knows about Zelda :D

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    ahhhh... it would be like painting my table saw purple.

    Never gonna happen.

    tim in san jose

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    I am an (almost) 40 year old Zelda freak!
    Although my Zelda days are over for a while - not much gaming time to be had with a 2 year old and one on the way.... Zelda isn't the kind of game you can just sneak in a few minutes here or there. Definitely an hour upon hour all consuming sort of thing!

    someday I shall return though! :lol:

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    My boyfriend got us a Wii system for Christmas and have been playing that a bit. But I think if I had to choose a favourite game it would be Warcraft. I"m not a big gamer, but I did like my Warcraft!! :)

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    I'm not a big gamer myself, there's just something so appealing about Zelda that just got me - a fun story line, lots of adventure, puzzles, lack of gore and blood!

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    I'm really getting into the Wii though... The fact that you have to stand up and do various movements like playing bowling and golf is great and keeps you active!! YOu are exercising more than your thumbs!!! :wink:

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    I haven't tried it (yet) but it looks like a lot of fun!

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    Ilena its alot of fun and very interactive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilting Aggi
    I'm really getting into the Wii though... The fact that you have to stand up and do various movements like playing bowling and golf is great and keeps you active!! YOu are exercising more than your thumbs!!! :wink:
    True. Unfortunatly, I found that out the hard way. No I didn't whack anyone in the face with the Wii remote. But one of my friends have a Wii and one time I stayed over at their place and while they were asleep I was playing Sonic. I played it for so long that I strained my arm...it was sore for a couple of days.

    Then I beat the Sonic game before he did (along with his girlfriend's game, "Cooking Mama")...they were mad that I beat their games before they did, but I got aknowledgement of being the best gamer in the group. But my other friend won't let me near any of his Wii games when I stay over and I think conquering Sonic and Cooking Mama might have something to do with it..."You're not playing Metroid Prime until I beat it!"...at least he lets me try to help out when he plays Metroid when I'm over. lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilena
    I am an (almost) 40 year old Zelda freak!
    Although my Zelda days are over for a while - not much gaming time to be had with a 2 year old and one on the way.... Zelda isn't the kind of game you can just sneak in a few minutes here or there. Definitely an hour upon hour all consuming sort of thing!

    someday I shall return though! :lol:
    Almost 21 year old Zelda freak here (my birthday is in about three weeks). Even more so now that Hot Topic sells more video game related clothes. Actually, right now I'm wearing a Zelda: Twilight Princess thermal shirt and a Zelda hoodie with the Hylian shield on the front (I love my hoodie!), but I'm mainly wearing them because I'm freezing (not the best heating system in the world...it works, but its old and sometimes doesn't distribute heat well through the house). Link keeps me toasty warm. :-)

    Yeah, you need an hour or so to play Zelda, espessily if you're playing the ones for the original Nintendo. I definatly need an hour or so to get anywhere...mostly because I loose all my lives trying to get to where ever I need to go and have to start over from someplace, which is always in the middle of the map and miles away from where you need to go. At least I keep the items I got before I died. But I quit playing Adventure of Link for now because my death rate is going into the 50's. You think that with me growing up on Nintendo that old school Zelda would be easier to play.

    Well, I suppose dying trying to get somewhere is better than dying because you decided to torture one chicken and then they all came after you. Poultry abuse has been met with revenge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying_V_Goddess
    I played it for so long that I strained my arm...it was sore for a couple of days. [/color]
    I would definitely think this would come under exercise rather than strain!!! :lol:

    Zelda theme clothes sound like fun. My husband would just shake his head about my playing habits ~ especially if he would go to work while I was playing and then come home and ooops! still playing! He'd still buy me the new games when they came out though! :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilena
    Quote Originally Posted by Flying_V_Goddess
    I played it for so long that I strained my arm...it was sore for a couple of days. [/color]
    I would definitely think this would come under exercise rather than strain!!! :lol:

    Zelda theme clothes sound like fun. My husband would just shake his head about my playing habits ~ especially if he would go to work while I was playing and then come home and ooops! still playing! He'd still buy me the new games when they came out though! :lol:
    Speaking of Zelda clothes.........I made my own little green tunic and hat. In 2005, I dropped out of high school (don't worry, I went back), left town, and then came back just in time for my three of my friends' graduation (the two guys who wont let me anywhere near their Wii's now and Nick). One of them (also a Zelda fan...not as big of one as I am though) was having a little get together after the ceremony so the night before I bought two green T-shirts and made Link's costume and put it on underneath my clothes. When we got to his house (which is like in the middle of nowhere) I took off the button of shirt I was wearing over it, put on the hat, and ran around his yard, shouting and getting piggy back rides from Nick (who I called "Epona"). They loved it! They also said I sounded like Link from the Wind Waker when I shouted.

    ...taking "Zelda fan" to a whole new level.

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    Oh my I love Zelda and Link but haven't played in years! Don't you have to have a Nintendo game to play it? See it has been many many years since I've played. We got a PS2 for the grandkids to play games when at my house, but apparently you can't get Zelda for PS2.

    You'll have to update me and fill me in on the new technology, LOL.

    sue

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    Ilena..... I love your 'square in a square in a square' quilt foto! The colors are fabulous....did you use batiks, I can't quite tell in the small foto.

    I made 2 of that kind of quilt for my 2 granddaughters using brights with fussy cut fabrics for the centers, then used Minkie for the backing. They love them and I would be so happy to make another one for myself!

    Regarding the personal touches to my machine.... I really didn't add anything or make anything but I put a little note to myself reminding me to always put my needle at 4.5 to sew a scant quarter inch each time I sew quilt blocks.

    sue

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    I was first hooked on zelda years ago ~ on an old game boy (this is before the color game boy flying V). Ever since then we always bought nintendo for the sole purpose of me being able to play Zelda (Zelda is only available for Nintendo sue). Of course my husband was always able to find games he liked on the system but zelda was the primary reason!
    Talked about hooked! Though never had a link costume and got an Epona ride~ that sounds like such a fun memory.

    Sue it is amazing and fun to play the games as they progressed with technology. Graphics have come such a long way but even so I got so much enjoyment out of the games. You should try to borrow an old system with zelda from someone - keep your eyes open during yard sales?

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    Sue - my avatar is my pink & green beauty - all rectangles and different fabrics. Here are some more pics of it. The colors are brighter than they appear in the photos. It was a lot of fun to make.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wraez

    Regarding the personal touches to my machine.... I really didn't add anything or make anything but I put a little note to myself reminding me to always put my needle at 4.5 to sew a scant quarter inch each time I sew quilt blocks.

    sue
    ANd oh yea ~ back to the original topic :lol:
    Every time I make 1/2 square triangles I get out my blue painters masking tape and make myself a guideline. When I'm done the tape comes up (I need to access the little drawer). I do this often enough - Why don't I just paint a line with some nailpolish or something? After all it is my machine and I need that line? Why don't I customize it to my needs?????
    THis kind of strikes me as funny because it doesn't sound like anyone else does either!

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