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    Senior Member FURBALLS's Avatar
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    Sewing machine aholics anonymous

    Is there a group out there that can help. I just bought another sewing machine.:roll eyes: I can not stop.
    This is a viking 6430. I am up to 8 I think. I have got to quit. I have a necci that I bought new about 15 years ago that led to a new singer 2 years ago and has gone downhill ever since. Also have a Domestic rotary, a Kenmore rotary, a Brother, another old Singer, a Phaff and the viking. I think another is lurking under my cutting table.

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    Only 8 in 15 years? Doesn't sound like a problem to me. We're up something like 35 since early August. That's a problem! Major work on the van is going to put a dent into our habit for a while - not to mention lack of space for setting up/displaying the ones we have. That's good, though, as it will give me time to start cleaning/repairing machines and to make display bases for them.

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    Eight isn't too bad, I'm up to 11, but we're not in the minority. LOL

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    My name is Mary and I am a sewing machine junkie. I like it and don't want to change. Does that kick me out of Sewing Machine aholics anonymous?

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    I love all my machines, think there is about nine now. Have cut back due to lack of space. I cannot display them on their perspective tables due to lack of space which saddens be beyond belief. But I will muddle on, resisted two today at St. Vincent. I love your avitar, Queen. Might like to attempt that quilt top some day.
    My stash keeps me in stitches!

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    I'm always a bit embarassed when my 11 year old daughter proudly proclaims that her mother has 16 sewing machines. (It might be a few more than that now...and I really only got started this summer.) I just love finding out about their history and what makes them tick

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    I think I may have to join. My interest in vintage machines has only really got going in the last two weeks and in that time I have acquired two treadles, two handcranks and an electric which brings my total number of sewing machines to 9.

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    I don't wanna know - wah - can't walk through.....
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    I have my one Singer 99 "Grace" that I just stumbled upon while at Goodwill two months ago. I will buy more but only if I happen to come across them. I am not planning on hunting any down. But if a vintage machine crosses my path and I like it I would purchase it.
    When it seems like the world is falling to pieces remember that the pieces are falling into place. We are nearing closer to the End Times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    I don't wanna know - wah - can't walk through.....
    Yeah, me too. Almost. It may get worse though when the house is filled, the garage is filled and the overflow has filled daughter's house. Uh oh, I think that "intervention time" is getting close!
    Sweet Caroline

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    FURBALLS,

    Only 8? You're OK, you don't have a problem .... yet.

    In the last year our machine count has gone from a half dozen with only one being used, to .... um, ah, ...... I don't know. I can't count that high, I don't have enough fingers and toes .... even if I use my wife's too.

    We have a problem....... oh yeah ....

    Joe

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    I think I only have 9......I know I'll be getting more.

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    I'm still sewing on my viking 5540. At one point, I had it upgraded with cams and it looks like a 6430. What a workhorse. I am the original owner and will never part with it.

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    I could probably use an intervention. >_> but I only have 5 unless you count my mothers machine being mine. :P
    Proud owner of: Eleanor, a 1896 Willcox & Gibbs Chain Stitch Treadle; Tucci, a 1952 Singer Featherweight; my mothers Singer Touch & Sew 758; Brother XR 6060
    1910 Singer 66; Singer 99K Shadow, 1929 Singer 128 (currently w/hand crank)

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    I suppose I won't be allowed to join because I don't want to be cured! It's fun and I love it!!! Besides, I'm only up to 10 or 12 and counting, since the end of Sept!

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    I agree, with pinkcastle, I have 3 FW's, 2 Singer Treadles, 1 White, 1 Viking, 1 Singer in a cabinet, 1 Singer (portable), and 1 Pfaff, that makes 10, and it has only been 3 years. You need to catch up!! LOL
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    I think part of the problem is that I enjoy working on the machines. But them once I'm done I'm like hmmm what now. I can't sew on all of them at once. So I start looking for the next project! Hahaha!
    Proud owner of: Eleanor, a 1896 Willcox & Gibbs Chain Stitch Treadle; Tucci, a 1952 Singer Featherweight; my mothers Singer Touch & Sew 758; Brother XR 6060
    1910 Singer 66; Singer 99K Shadow, 1929 Singer 128 (currently w/hand crank)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kittywolf13 View Post
    I think part of the problem is that I enjoy working on the machines. But them once I'm done I'm like hmmm what now. I can't sew on all of them at once. So I start looking for the next project! Hahaha!
    you and are are catch and release
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    I only have 6, I'd better get cracking!!

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    Catch and release would work wouldn't it?
    Proud owner of: Eleanor, a 1896 Willcox & Gibbs Chain Stitch Treadle; Tucci, a 1952 Singer Featherweight; my mothers Singer Touch & Sew 758; Brother XR 6060
    1910 Singer 66; Singer 99K Shadow, 1929 Singer 128 (currently w/hand crank)

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    Catch and release is what I hope to do with some of mine once they are all up and running. Gotta let some go and thin the herd. The herd numbers over 40.
    I meant to behave......but there were too many other options

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