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    Withdrawal Symptoms????

    Do any of you experience withdrawal symptoms when it has been a long period of time since you bought/found/rescued a vintage machine? I'm relatively new at collecting and I want to go looking every day to get my fix!!! But I can't! And my CL never has anything good. And I really really don't need another machine cause I'm not sewing on the ones I have now. But every time I read about one of the QB members finding another machine, I get all fluttery about finding one for me. I think I'm hopelessly addicted and need an intervention!!

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    I've only been doing these sewing machines for about 3 or 4 months, but I've gotten to the point where I just can't stand to let one slip buy that needs some TLC. I've brought a bunch of them back from the brink of being parts machines just with a few parts, cleaning and lubing. I have my favorites, but like you most of them just set little used.

    If it weren't for the shipping part I'd put them up for sale and try to find them good homes.

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    I asked my husband this question, since he is the one that usually hunts down my machines. He said he does have a little withdrawal if he doesn't find something good once in awhile. I am kept busy finding places to put the ones he does bring home!

    Pat

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    fluffygirl, I wish I had your problem. My DH will help me with MY finds, but he doesn't think he needs to look too closely as I find enough!
    To make lots of quilts, is to have lots of scraps, and I do, and I do.
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    I definately relate to your feeling. It is bad too because I have so many in need of the TLC that I am running out of room! Or really out of room. They are everywhere in the house except the bathroom, don't want them to get more rusty from the humidity.
    Lisa

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    Thank you for your post. I have been collecting a short time and I feel exactly as you describe. The problem is that I have to yet learn the art of restoring/cleaning the ones I have rescued and not sure where to start AND I'm in the middle of a huge project that I really want to get done before learning the new skills of machine restoring. I have them where I can walk by and pat them as I work on other project. Again, thanks for your post, now I know it's just a wonderful addiction and I don't really want an intervention.LOL
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    Even tho I've promised the spousal unit that I would NOT bring home any more machines, I have a line on a Singer treadle coffin top for $50 that needs some work...
    I've got him convinced to buy it, I think, so I can flip it.... will it be MY fault if it doesn't sell for $400????
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    Even tho I've promised the spousal unit that I would NOT bring home any more machines, I have a line on a Singer treadle coffin top for $50 that needs some work...
    I've got him convinced to buy it, I think, so I can flip it.... will it be MY fault if it doesn't sell for $400????
    Yeah and you might have to SHIP it...
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    good mothers let you lick the beaters - great mothers turn it off first

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    The only cure for withdrawal symptoms is to use the machines you've got.

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    Muv, you are so right, and yet there are times when I don't want to sew, but want to "work" on something! Project machines are just the ticket!!
    One day, you'll only be a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.

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    I have enough projects to go for quite a while.
    We are getting high winds here. Tornado south of here. I hope Glenn is ok down there in Huntsville.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    good mothers let you lick the beaters - great mothers turn it off first

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    I have enough projects to go for quite a while.
    We are getting high winds here. Tornado south of here. I hope Glenn is ok down there in Huntsville.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    good mothers let you lick the beaters - great mothers turn it off first

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    He didn't pick it up...his reasoning was that it would take more to fix the cabinet and machine than I would ever get out of them...he was right, but darnit!

    That's ok tho...there's a machine around the corner...I can feel it!!
    One day, you'll only be a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    Gently snipped... will it be MY fault if it doesn't sell for $400????
    Charlee,
    You_ are_ soooooo_bad. <bsg>

    best,
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    My best is the least I can do.

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    Looks like we're in for a night of bad weather and possibly into tomorrow so I'll guess I'll miss the "great private school sale" that's been advertised. Probably a good thing....will be saving $$!! LOL And besides, I'm running out of room already myself, between fabric and machines!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whigrose View Post
    Charlee,
    You_ are_ soooooo_bad. <bsg>

    best,
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    But I'm very good at it!!
    One day, you'll only be a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.

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    Did everybody make it through the night in one piece?
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    good mothers let you lick the beaters - great mothers turn it off first

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    Quote Originally Posted by fluffygirl View Post
    I asked my husband this question, since he is the one that usually hunts down my machines. He said he does have a little withdrawal if he doesn't find something good once in awhile. I am kept busy finding places to put the ones he does bring home!

    Pat
    Lucky you, your DH helps you find more to rescue!
    Born to Quilt, Forced to work.

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    I would really run out and get more....realistacally I can't. I have an old treadle and a New home...just sitting for me to look at. I do get an itch to buy more though
    always give back and forward

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    It's an addiction. LOL. I have the same problem with stray machines as I do with stray kittens and puppies---I just can't say no.

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    Well, we survived the weather which never really got bad here in MS. Prayers go out to the ones who did get hard. I guess when your mind gets sidetracked by events like this, our "addiction" seems small in comparison.

    Although with spring here in the South, it is time for garage sales to begin...usually some every weekend so the "need" to locate that special find will surface!!

    Happy hunting to everyone!

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