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Thread: Do you name your machines?

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    I've only named one of my machines...the little black Featherweight 221 that I have named Laura Leigh. Sounds kind of like an old fashioned name. Love seeing what other people have named their machines. I don't use the FW very much but it is such a good machine!

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    No, but I do name my cars. The VW was " The Blue Flame " and my grey Honda Pilot is "Frosty".

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    I have not named my Quartet yet. I'm waiting for inspiration. I do have Millie the featherweight and Opal the Janome Jem (760). Mr. Ken Moore is the Kenmore. the latest one is Flora, a Singer 413, named after my grandmother because it was originally her machine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TeresaS View Post
    I have not named mine.....but I have called them a few names that shouldnt be mentioned
    hillarious!!

    I don't name my machines either....have so many different ones, I just refer to them as the janome, the featherweight, the old white & my daughter's white.
    The vintage singer(s) & Kenmore new and Kenmore old----shhh DH doesn't know there's more than one of the singers & kenmores. Maybe I purposely don't name them so I can refer to more than one and not have to answer for having so many machines!!
    OVER THE RAINBOW JANE is the name of my Dear Baby Jane----though it should be poor, neglected & may never ever be finished baby jane!
    http://retrofabulous-retro.blogspot.com

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    The ones I use regularly have names. Some of the others have names. And I am guilty of occasionally calling them names not fit to be printed or said. I have many unnamed ones too. My 301 is Rebeckah and the FW is Betsy and I have a Rosie but cannot remember for sure which 201 that one is. I have a machine made in Occupied Japan that has a Japanese name that I cannot recall off the top of my head.
    I meant to behave......but there were too many other options

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    my big quilting machine is "flowing stitch" and I call her Flo.....I'm Italian not Indian

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    I named my Bernina 830E Sybil...for obvious reasons.

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    My newest machine is a Brother and his name is Oliver and he is one handsome dude and he stitches well!
    He knows how to keep me happy. Ya' I know I am a dork and just can't help myself!
    I also have a old VW Beetle named Vera Wang. She looks like a Vera but not a Wang.
    Last edited by Yakkity; 08-29-2013 at 06:09 PM. Reason: Silliness

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    The comments on here are hilarious! I haven't really named mine yet. Unless you'd deem that me calling my Singer 328K "Old Faithful" 'cause for sure that machine has been ever faithful. Just doesn't let me down, and I used to sew a lot more than I do now! That machine was the very first one I ever had to call my own -- my husband gifted me with that one the very first Christmas we were married (in 1963). Whoa. Nellie, that's been a loooonnnnnnggggg time!

    Jeanette Frantz

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    Jeanette what a good husband!!

    i like to name my machines, its fun, and lord knows i see enough sadness every day at work, that a little lighthearted fun and sharing the love of machines cannot be a bad thing.

    I'm amazed at the number of machines I've collected since I started this thread, I have named every one. So many are music related. I named one after the late great Eydie Gorme, one Lucille for BBKings guitar, and one Layla for that great Eric Clapton song about a woman he and George Harrison both loved.

    thanks for sharing your story!
    Never met a scrap of fabric or vintage sewing machine I didn't like!
    Many a lost and lonely vintage machine has found a home with me, 26 and------ uh oh lost count, who is counting anyway!

    Susan

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    Elvis! Great name for your Blue Suede Shoe color machine. I have a thing for blue machines.

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    My latest machine is Fred after the Mystery Machine in the Scooby Doo cartoons because he was a mystery as to what he was until Mizkaki identified him. He is a 215G Singer made in Germany.
    I meant to behave......but there were too many other options

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