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Date: 12/16/12 9:28 AM

Why fight it? Once caught, SMAD, Sewing Machine Acquisition Disorder, remains within the body for life, sometimes virulently active, occasionally in remission.

But the fact of the matter is, it never actually goes away. So really, why fight it?

Instead, learn to reach out and embrace the good side of the disease!

Already have The Best Ever sewing machine, but still think machine X is so pretty? Or machine Y means access to shopping for bunches of new accessories or feet?

Easy solution! Just embrace your SMAD and purchase machine X and Y! No need to justify them, and you don't even have to actually sew with them (after all, you already own The Best Ever sewing machine). You can't help it, it's not your fault.

You just have SMAD!

Those searching questions from outsiders such as one's spouse are simply brushed aside; "I have SMAD."

No more second-guessing your own sanity when yet another machine follows you home; "I have SMAD."

So reach out and embrace that disorder! You can't get rid of it, so learn to Live With and Love it!

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Date: 12/16/12 9:46 AM

I hope I'm cured. I don't really have the purest form of SMAD where you just continue to add one machine after another to your herd. My form of SMAD is more in terms of buying what I think is the "perfect" machine, using it for awhile, then selling it and replacing it with another "perfect" machine. I've run the gamut of Bernina machines, owning at least one machine out of each series beginning with the Activa line, 3 Series, Aurora, 5 Series, Artista and ending with the 8 Series. The only series I haven't owned is the new 7 Series. No, No, No, you can't make me buy one!

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Date: 12/16/12 10:23 AM

heh heh....

No need to *make you buy one* ... lol... you'll do it all on your own.

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Date: 12/16/12 10:28 AM

I'm resisting -- won't even look at one.

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Date: 12/16/12 10:39 AM

Good luck with that. Let us know how that works out for you.

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Date: 12/16/12 11:28 AM

I think it's just like any hobby. Once you stop growing with it and enjoying it, why bother?? If buying a new machine from time to time keeps your hobby/interests fresh, then why not? I'm still looking for a chainstitching machine and a blindhemmer. After that, I don't know, but you can bet I'll still be interesting in "growing" my interests!! I wish all of you to continue to ENJOY AND GROW YOUR ARTISTIC INTERESTS TOO!!!..

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Date: 12/16/12 11:28 AM

My thoughts are ...Are you trying to prepare us for a major announcement of the latest FW ? Suspicions abound.

Oh no I do not have SMAD .... I bet delete the history of yesterdays exploring fast!

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Date: 12/16/12 11:39 AM

SMAD is an odd thing. It affects me differently at different times. And I have had it for many, many years. Sometimes I want vintage machines because they are so cool, sometimes I am in search of that perfect 'extra' machine. But I agree, no reason to fight it. Plus it gives my children something tangible they are referring to when they look at each other and say "just smile and nod"

So -does embracing it mean I could cave and buy another machine at such great savings as I purchased The Black? Even though I decided to keep Eddie and turn him into a sewing only machine? Because, really, a bare bones Activa 210 would be perfect to have around for kids, wouldn't it?

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Date: 12/16/12 1:43 PM

If only there were a flow of machines OUT, even a trickle, I could live my SMAD to the fullest. For example, I don't use the 930 very often, because it doesn't have needle down or the heel tap. So I'd like to replace it with a 1030, but in all likelihood, the 930 wouldn't go anywhere.

I wish I could just trade my Pfaff 7510 and Select 3.0 toward a Juki 2010q, or an Evolution.

The 440 needs to go somewhere too...

I have MCS, machine congestion syndrome.

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Date: 12/16/12 1:46 PM

For starters I am NOT reading the thread on the PURPLE machine.. not that I would live long enough now to read it all anyway.

But I have to say.. I resembl... er.... resent the insinuation that there is something wrong with having SMAD..

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