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Now I am happy
going to stop additive sewing buying
CathrynR
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Date: 8/2/09 9:00 AM

Okay, now I have just gotten a table to sit my Bernina in with a custom insert to fit the free arm extension. Finally, it (my most used) machine will have a real surface to sew on. So, let me see now, four machines, all with custom sewing space (3 cabinets, one table), two sergers, and a coverpro. This may sound like bragging but it is really a confession of additive sewing stuff buying and I swear that I am NOT going to buy anymore sewing stuff for the rest of the year, .....just as soon as this day is over, and the buttons, patterns, and attachments I am looking at are gone.

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Date: 8/2/09 9:24 AM

SURE. We believe you. We all say the same thing..everyday...

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Date: 8/2/09 9:34 AM

That sounds like something I said once about not buying any more fabric. Is there an echo in here-ere-ere??

Uh huh, riiiiight, and I'll believe it when I see it ...

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Date: 8/2/09 10:06 AM

Easier to say, Cathy ... MUCH harder to do!!

I'm on a SM diet, and I *know* it's for my own good (and any SM I might bring into the fold) to wait until my sewing room's organized and put away (just recently moved) ~ but that doesn't stop me from looking obsessively.

There's been several times that I've had my proverbial finger on the trigger, so to speak. So far, so good!!

But really, you saying that is really disappointing to the likes of me ... I've been "surviving" by living vicariously through you "addicts!!" :)

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Date: 8/2/09 4:44 PM

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Okay, now I have just gotten a table to sit my Bernina in with a custom insert to fit the free arm extension. Finally, it (my most used) machine will have a real surface to sew on


Well we must have been doing the same thing today!
I have an older horn sewing cabinet with drawers down the left hand side. It doesn't fold out, just a piece lifts off and the machine comes up. Suits me fine for the small room I sew in. I bought it locally off a lady and it came with an quite old Husqvarna sewing machine. I sold on the machine (tried sewing on it and didn't warm to the machine) which covered the cost of the whole lot, but to cut a long story short today I slotted in my bernina 440QE. Low and behold the insert off the husqvarna damn near fits perfectly my Bernina! Slight adjustment required to the height of the machine and now I am happy machining away and have a nice flat surface when required.

I had been looking around for a bernina insert but today I decided to try the husqvarna one in there.

I too am trying to wean myself off buying more sewing machines.
Got down to 3 sewing machines plus overlocker and embellisher. Can occassionally see some blank bits of desk!

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Date: 8/2/09 4:50 PM

I forgot to mention that today I made my husband pull over and family all get out of the car when I was driving past a house having a garage / yard sale and I spied a sewing machine out the front.

turned out to be a very basic modern Brother machine without drop feed so everyone breathed a sigh of relief when we drove away empty handed!

Had to laugh, even my daughter aged 3 said "mummy you mustn't look at any more sewing machines."
-- Edited on 8/2/09 4:51 PM --

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Date: 8/2/09 9:32 PM

If you can actually carry this through, then I beg you to write a treatise for the rest of us!!! I am sure I am not the only one who really, really, really needs it.

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Date: 8/3/09 4:55 AM

Well, for now anyway, the addiction buying has stopped cold. I just ran out of money, and am afraid to put anymore on credit. For the record, it is not uncommon for me to "go without" other things, I will skimp on food (I live alone) and just about everything else to feed my sewing.

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Date: 8/3/09 2:35 PM

Its hard not to keep buying stuff for sewing. There's just so many cool things out there. Thank god I don't have a jones for more machines (although a Coverpro would be pretty nice). Tools and books are my weaknesses. Seems I have to have every little gadget and every book ever written. It's pathological!
-- Edited on 8/3/09 2:39 PM --

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Date: 8/9/09 8:41 AM

I'm hoping to reach this state with the arrival of my Brother PC 420. The fact that I've been screwing things up with the "rescues" that I've been getting at yard sales has gotten spectacularly old for my husband and frustrating for me.
And yet, I cannot help but key in the word "sewing" on craigslist daily. Stop it, Samantha. Just stop it! Clutter. You've made a spectacular amount of clutter.

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