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Message Board > Sewing Machines > Naming Your Machines ( Moderated by Sharon1952, EleanorSews)

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Naming Your Machines
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Date: 10/7/10 10:29 PM

Okay.
Although I'm nowhere near as bad as LynnRowe, when it comes to my sewing machines I feel a real need to name them. Of my horde of 10 machines, this is what's come up so far:

The pinky cream Rocketeer - Piglin'

The elegant and dignified Singer Red Eye - Miss Fairchild

The ever-so-hip Domestic - Tabatha

The New Home Delux NLC - he keeps telling me his name is Clyde (I honestly don't know where that came from...). I might persuade him to change it, but he's pretty adament.

The Emdeko and Kenmore 158 are being snooty right now and refuse to tell me what their names are. I'll wear them down, force it out of them, and report back.

Oh, and my lovely Admiral. I think she's calling herself Renren (she's got this whole elvish thing going on....)

The serger, Elna, and Touch & Sew think this is all nonsense and refuse to have anything to do with it.

Beth
-- Edited on 10/7/10 10:55 PM --

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Date: 10/7/10 10:39 PM

201-2 - Victoria
27 treadle - Catherine(Catalina) Aragon
28 that matches the treadle- Anne
Memorycraft 7000 - Greta
221- Catherine(the Great)
Red Eye treadle- Isobel
201K - Mary(queen of Scots)
and more.....

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Date: 10/7/10 10:44 PM

Wow!! I love ya'll's names!!! They're creative and so ... thought-invoking (does that make sense? I'm so not eloquent tonight)!!

Only 2 of mine have "names" ~ and even then, I stole one of the name's from TGM's sister's machine's name ~ "Roxy" the Rocketeer.

(Trust me, she IS a Roxy ... the only other name that would have worked would have been "Rosie" after "Rosie the Riveter" 'cause she's so ... tough and strong)

My Kenmore's named ... Kenny. Real imagination there, huh?

What inspired you guys to name them like that? I mean, yannow, names that aren't boring?!

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Date: 10/7/10 10:45 PM

hehehe....

The 201 - my grande dame - Penelope

The Janome is just a regular guy - Joey Janome

The serger fancies himself quite the playboy, with his array of threads - Sergio

The FW 222 pretends to be a snooty fellow - he has special talents & he KNOWS it, but at heart he's really a softy - Stirling, after his birthplace in Scotland

The 221 - the party girl - Maxine (she prefers Maxie)

The other 221 hid behind the name Sophie until she had her full spa treatment, and the beautiful Sophia emerged

The 15-91 is Ruby, after her first owner

The asexual 301 is Santana - still waiting for his/her new paint

The T&S & the two 66's refuse to tell me their names until I give them some special attention & a better welcome into the fold. They think they're being ignored. Sadly, they're pretty much right

Oh, & then of course there's Raggy G - cannot forget him! He sits, he serves, he offers up parts - a mere shell of his former self, but he will always deserve a name
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Date: 10/7/10 10:52 PM

I don't name my sewing machines but I do name my kitchenaid mixers. How could I not name those that prepare my meals LOL.
I love my "Baldy" (he has a chrome dome) and he was my first.
My other KA is ice blue and poor thing has no name. Being the icey one, I know it's a she. Both are hard workers, and work well with their attachments.

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Date: 10/7/10 11:15 PM

Oh yes, they all have names....
Maimie 306 after Maimie Eisenhower
Bess 201 for Bess Truman
Hello Kitty "Kate" for Katherine Hepburn
Tim's Kenmore...Bubba because he said that is what the sm told him. hahahaha!
Yahtii Singer 500 currently in sm hospital ...Yahtii means kitty kitty in Greek

Kitchen Aid white Mixer ..."Mr. Tim"s Toy" another words for Tim (DH) use only...smile.....
No name for latest kitchen toy Cuisinart food processor ...I stand corrected DH informs me it's name is "Mr. Wizzard".
-- Edited on 10/7/10 11:22 PM --

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Date: 10/7/10 11:21 PM

Lotus 66 (1907) -Thistle Marie (decals known as Lotus or Thistle)
Lotus 66 (1914) -Lily (Lotus is a lily)
15-90 treadle(1946)- Jasmine
201K treadle(1953)- Starr
15-68 RAF (1963) -Ellie

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Date: 10/7/10 11:22 PM


I heard that.. my ears are a burning.. or ..maybe its the fever.
Sounds like your New Home has an identity problem..

I am trying SO HARD NOT to post while I am not quite myself..but you all are making it difficult. Love your thread..will post again asap...

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Date: 10/7/10 11:23 PM

Okay, some of you just have way too many sewing machines!

My 20U shall be known as Madonna. She's beautiful, has some muscle, tons of longevity, and she can be a bit of a diva at times. Plus, she's got the whole peroxide blonde thing going on. I think it's decided.


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Date: 10/7/10 11:38 PM

I've never named any of my machines, but...

I supposed I could name my 201-2 Buffy. Because she kicks ass. Zombie ass.

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