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    Do you name your machines?

    Named my latest machine Elvis - it's a blue Japanese Sovereign vintage - with a crown, for the King! Oh and the blue color? Well that's easy - Blue Suede Shoes of course!

    Am I the only crazy one? Do you name your machines?

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    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!

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    All my machines have names. My Juki is "Big Boy". My Pfaff is Baby and my featherweight is Suzie.

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    Like your name for your Featherweight littlehud that's my name too! My Featherweight is named Martin. Found him in a thrift store on Martin Luther King day for $27.00 dollars. One of the luckiest days of my life!
    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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    My 99K is "Thomas, the Tank", my older Vikings are Olaf and Sven(twins). The 99 Centennial is "Bertha". No name for the 128, 301, or FW yet. My Bernina's are Bernice and Bernard.

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    I have a 99K too mo-rie, "Thomas , the Tank" is a great name!! It's a little but hefty machine!
    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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    I name my machines, to many to list here,LOL

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    I am guilty too. Love your clone machine...what a smart looking one!

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    My black FW is Maggie May, have not named my white one (although Margaret or Memere after my Mom has come to mind) or any of my other machines. My car is Rosie (the roadster). We used to have a Previa mini van and it was the Mothership, one car I called Bertha.

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    I have not named mine.....but I have called them a few names that shouldnt be mentioned

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    I think that's the perfect name for your machine. Would love to have a great looking Japanese machine like yours but I don't know where I'd put it.

    I have two machines, or three if you count the one I loaned to DD. only one , my FW, has a name. She's named after her original owner I call her my Little Ray of Sunshine.
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    Let's see, Sara, Belle, Louella, Myrtle, Ginnie, Molly, Audrey, Velma. I don't name them till they are all cleaned, fixed, and being used. The other eight have to wait.
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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
    Time to go shopping! I have never had to yell at any of my machines...their names are Janome.

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    Oh yes, mine are named Opal and Esther, they are the twins. Then I have big mama and babe,the janomes. Mt T, the treadle. Matilda & Silvie, the 15's. and Lucy , 99. Then sweet pea, my toy singer. Got a 403 coming today, so I got to find a name for her/him. I got to quit buying them though.

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    My Bernina 830E is named, Lucy. We also named our Chevy HHR, Blue.

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    Yep, I name mine. Sarah the Singer, Payton the Pfaff, Bella the FW, Sofia the 301, and have a treadle (1917), a 15-clone not named yet~
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    Yes, I have called mine that name a few times, when it unthreads of makes a mess on the back. Restraint is needed and sometimes it gets my blood hot. Are the initials "S_B"? I don't drink, but when it acts up, I consider starting.

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    My Janome 7700 is named Lucy.

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    Oh yes I name them, White peerless HC TxJan, singer vs2 Miss Patricia, 1916 Redeye Olga and 1908 Lotus Hilda and I could go on. They are named after a good friend and Grandma and Aunt Hilda. My Pathfinder by Davis is named Louis.
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    the kids in a school down south named my FW--Black Pearl. I sent some fabric and thread to a lady on the board who was teaching some military kids in school down there how to sew.

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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
    Oh Dear!! I confess that I have occasionally muttered bad words to my Kenmore!!

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    I name mine; any without a name did not impress me enough to earn their place. My favorite Singer 301 is JoyBoy, because he is a boy and a total joy on which to sew. My inherited Singer 301 is "Sandra's 301" because my best friend Sandra willed him to me. My pristine, perfect Pfaff 130 is Zeus, named after the mechanic's business (Zeus) who made sure he was in tip top shape before I got him. My everyday Pfaff is "Mrs. Fussy Pfaff" because she is so darn fussy to set up. She does precision sewing after that, however. My Bernina is Bernie. My WWII vintage blue Model 15 clone is called "Old Piecer". My Singer 401 is called a nasty name right now. He has been misbehaving. I just call my Featherweights Fxwt. I have other machines that are called by their manufacturer's designations. For instance, my Elna Grasshopper is called Grasshopper.

    Yesterday I got a brand new Janome, a lightweight machine to take to classes. What a great machine! My girlfriend is drooling. Now I have to see if it is a boy or girl and then find a name. If it's a girl, maybe it will be Janie. Any other suggestions?

    I also name cars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltMom2 View Post
    Oh Dear!! I confess that I have occasionally muttered bad words to my Kenmore!!
    I am sure we have all called our machines a few bad words on occasion. lol
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    Love all the awesome answers, thanks!
    Cricket congrats on your new Janome. A lightweight machine seems to me needs to be named after a lightweight boxer - how about Sugar Ray? Lol

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    my machines are Ruthie the Singer 66 red eye treadle, Millicent is the Singer 115 treadle,Mickey is the Singer 237 treadle,Gertrude is the Pfaff 60 treadle,Karie is the 15-90 treadle, Randy is the 201K treadle.
    Freddy is the tan FW,Patty is the 1957 FW, Peggy Sue is the 1947 FW and Barbara Ann is the Bernina 1031 and Robby is the Pfaff 1222E and Diane is the Bernina 930
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