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Why do we get so attached to our sewing machines?

Old 10-31-2011, 04:51 PM
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Our homes are filled with all kinds of appliances , washers , refigerators , mixers... you name it .... if any one of them needed to be replaced I would be upset about the expense , but the idea of having one of my sewing machines being at the end of its useful life just hits so hard. Its not the expense of a new machine ... but something else ..... So why so much attachment ?
Is this odd? , should I book time on the "couch".
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Old 10-31-2011, 04:52 PM
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I think it's because we use it to create something special. And for a lot of us it helps us keep our sanity. lol
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Old 10-31-2011, 04:54 PM
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washers , refigerators , mixers.

These just seem like WORK to me...
cleaning, cleaning, cleaning, cooking, cooking, and more cleaning..
Sewing is FUN.
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Old 10-31-2011, 04:55 PM
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Probably hormonal. I'll bet there's a dopamine or prolactin release.
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Old 10-31-2011, 04:56 PM
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Originally Posted by familyfun
washers , refigerators , mixers.

These just seem like WORK to me...
cleaning, cleaning, cleaning, cooking, cooking, and more cleaning..
Sewing is FUN.
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Old 10-31-2011, 04:58 PM
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Think about how emotional a craft quilting and sewing are. Sometimes it goes much farther than ART. I have upgraded sewing machines 3 times..and I keep them all because I'm attached. The good thing is my youngest is wanting to sew and I will pass on my Pfaff 6120 to her...It still sews like a dream after 15 years of Love and abuse. =)
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I feel the same way. I'm actually dreading the day my beloved #1 plus dies because I know she can't be fixed. They aren't making parts for her any more. So having said that I tell her every day how much I love her and to hang in there with me!
Yeah I have a problem. Scoot over on that couch.
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I don't feel that way. And I must add that I am sentimental in other regards.
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Old 10-31-2011, 05:05 PM
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I think it's because those other things are appliances which translates as work. A sewing machine is a tool of ultimate self expression. It's our phychiatrist, therapist and sometimes our best friend. There's a definate emotional attachment to them.
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