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Thread: Herd? Stable? Flock? Murder? School?

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    Herd? Stable? Flock? Murder? School?

    What is the proper term for our, er, collections?

    -Cecilia. Tinkering more than stitching, really.

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    horde cache
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    Without a doubt....it's "Absolute Essentials"!
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    I would love to use murder but alas, not all of my machines are black.

    I tend to call it "the horde".
    Anastasia - I like to sew square things.

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    Husband will murder me for bringing more home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs Finch View Post
    Husband will murder me for bringing more home.
    If I drag many more home there'll be a murder here too. Mostly though I think herd is appropriate.
    Getting rid of machines is "Thinning the herd".
    Miriam after your last buy I think mountain might apply in your case.
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    Yes well I need to make a post about how you know when to junk out a machine... I'm getting really good at it. That will thin the herd, too.
    Never let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    mine is Precious! Ok- so I've been watching Lord of the Rings again - but seriously, it borders on some sort of obsession, don't you think?
    My name is Cathy - and I'm addicted to old sewing machines and their attachments.

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    Some of mine are SSSSSSSSOOOOOOOOOOOOoooo not Precious..............
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    Insanity?

    That's how my DH refers to my FEW machines.

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    Well, I have a small herd,[15] but a sister thinks I've had one too many strokes. She thinks it cleared out my head. She will say what in the ............are you going to do with those machines. I didn't know I had to do anything with them, but look and oil and clean and touchy, feely. I love them.

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    I'm done worrying what my family thinks - With the way the new health care is likely to take away our assets if we run up a big bill, they will at least inherit some kind of asset... just saying... I doubt if the gvt wants sewing machines, houses and land yes... machines I highly doubt it. Just keep them from rusting.
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    Lots of the machines are Singers, no? How about a chorus?
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    A chorus with all sopranos?
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    Maybe this will help. There were literally millions of sewing machines produced. Compared to that even out largest ummm collections, herds, murders, mountains, choruses, whatever are really quite small. We can collect as many as we want and not feel guilty.
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    a "necessity". a "comfort relief" "mental health". "mine"
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    Quote Originally Posted by AngeliaNR View Post
    Lots of the machines are Singers, no? How about a chorus?
    Angelina! BRILLIANT!!!!!!

    A chorus of sewing machines.

    Excellent.

    And so it shall be.
    -Cecilia. Tinkering more than stitching, really.

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    Aha! I have Singers for the choir:
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    bass
    Never let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    I agree Rodney. Mountain would seem to fit Miriam. BTW Miriam how is that project coming along?

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    Quote Originally Posted by barny View Post
    Well, I have a small herd,[15] but a sister thinks I've had one too many strokes. She thinks it cleared out my head. She will say what in the ............are you going to do with those machines. I didn't know I had to do anything with them, but look and oil and clean and touchy, feely. I love them.
    My sister is convinced I am out of my mind. Whatever. She hates quilts too, so we try not to discuss my hobbies.
    Anastasia - I like to sew square things.

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    I was thinking a "pride" because we are proud of our machines but I think I like chorus better. They do hum beautifully.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amcatanzaro View Post
    My sister is convinced I am out of my mind. Whatever. She hates quilts too, so we try not to discuss my hobbies.
    Anastasia, I don't think you are out of your mind. Anyone who has a polka dotted elephant as their avatar (and I do remember your trampoline elephant also!) is most certainly my kind of gal.

    Keep on stitchin', you. With that Chorus. I love that word!!!

    Miriam, mountain indeed. Miriam is awesome.
    -Cecilia. Tinkering more than stitching, really.

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    my machines are definitely a "possession" but I'm not sure if I posses them or they posses me . . .
    My name is Cathy - and I'm addicted to old sewing machines and their attachments.

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    I call mine A Bevy of Beauties They have also been referred to as Black Witches due to their putting a spell on me to go and bring home more. My MIL had a quirky sense of humor : ) Every thing else in my sewing room is my Treasure Trove but it could be My Hope Chest =as in-
    I hope I can get all this fabric quilted some day so I can buy more LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cecilia S. View Post
    Anastasia, I don't think you are out of your mind. Anyone who has a polka dotted elephant as their avatar (and I do remember your trampoline elephant also!) is most certainly my kind of gal.

    Keep on stitchin', you. With that Chorus. I love that word!!!

    Miriam, mountain indeed. Miriam is awesome.
    Thank you Cecilia, I enjoy you as well.

    Oh my sister can stick it. She's got her own collection and hobbies that I don't understand. It's fine, I love her and we have plenty of other stuff to talk about.
    Anastasia - I like to sew square things.

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