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    trouble feel my pain

    Today while I was piecing I must of somehow got the cord to my foot peddle wound around my roll around sewing chair. I was just getting up when I heard a big thump my sewing machine ended up on my cement floor. At that point just took a deep breath and went into other room, Aprox. 30 minutes later I went back and picked up my machine the bobbin cover flew off, the light wouldnt come on and of course the machine wont work anymore. i had been trying to save up for an embroidery machine now it looks like I will have to buy a replacement for my regular machine with what little I have saved. I should of know better and should of been more careful.
    Funeral services for my Brother machine are pending.

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    I am really sorry to read about your loss. Was it an older machine? It might be fixable. Even not, a dealer might take it in on trade just to get the parts.

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    Oh, no!

    Well, at least you have a sense of humor. Your last line made me laugh.

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    Sorry for your trouble and painful heart....I have similar things and wonder when my children will haul me to the nursing home. I backed into my garage door before it was compiltely up!! Scratched the trunk, popped the rollers off the track and put a few dents in the door. My SNL just shakes his head and proceeds to fix!

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    Sassey... let us know when the service will be held.
    Might as well have a sense of humor about the incident.....

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    I'm assuming that in lieu of flowers you are requesting memorials gifts to be sent where?
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    So sorry to hear about your trouble. Can you go to a dealer of some different brands and see if there is a sewing/embroidery machine combo that will fit in your budget.
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    My sympathy on the loss of your dear companion.

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    I hate to hear this! I admire you so much for your attitude. Hang in there.

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    Aww, I am so sorry.

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    maybe it is just something simple to fix, hopefully?

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    I guess you will have withdrawal pains in the next few hours.
    Sending hugs for you.
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    So very sorry for your loss, but glad to see you still have your sense of humor.
    May you always have Love to Share , Health to Spare, and Friends that Care!

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    Oh dear, sorry to hear of your poor machine accident. It's always harder to forgive ourselves than others. I hope you are sewing again soon.

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    Drop it again perhaps it will work then. I dropped my Brother ...TWICE and its still going..of course it now has the cord taped onto it and also the tool box taped onto the arm...but its my "at home " work machine. Condolences.
    A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort :lol:

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    What a bummer!!!!


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    I too live in the Kansas City area, and have shopped at Missouri Sewing Machine Company many times. They sell both new and re-conditioned machines ( trade in's ) and I have always found them to be very good with their prices!! I shop the store near the new Kaufman Center for the preforming arts building.....the neighborhood is a little scarey so I usualy take a friend!! Good luck......I sew/peice/quilt with a Brother 1500. New about 900 but you could find one taken in on trade for maybe half that amount. She only sews a straight stich but with almost 10 inches of throat space, she is a dream to free motion with!!

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    I sure hope you have some kind of little backup machine to use in the meantime. If not, maybe you can pick up an inexpensive older machine at a yardsale or on Craigslist to use. I'd hate to think you can't do any quilting at all. If I were close I'd loan you my backup machine...So sorry this happened. Good luck!

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    Ouch!!! I hope you can either get it back in working condition or you're able to get another one, even if it's an older model - if it works, then you'll be back in business. Good luck! and much sympathy for your loss. ps - did you happen to have a stash of chocolate to help you at this sad time of your life?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 21quilter View Post
    Oh, no!

    Well, at least you have a sense of humor. Your last line made me laugh.
    Me, too... but I'm laughing with you & not at you. At least you can make light of it to a degree. If it were my little Featherweight, I'd have to be tranquilized! I'm sorry your machine took a tumble. Maybe it was fate? The gods telling you it was time for a new machine?
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    Hope this brings you some comfort in your hour of need. RIP

    Do not stand at my grave and weep


    Do not stand at my grave and weep
    I am not there. I do not sleep.
    I am a thousand winds that blow.
    I am the diamond glints on snow.
    I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
    I am the gentle autumn rain.
    When you awaken in the morning's hush
    I am the swift uplifting rush
    Of quiet birds in circled flight.
    I am the soft stars that shine at night.
    Do not stand at my grave and cry;
    I am not there. I did not die.



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    I am soooo sorry can feel your pain

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    Now is the time to go to a dealer and buy a good used sewing embroidery machine.

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    So sorry for your loss.

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    Condolences on the loss of your companion. Where should we send donations?!?!?

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