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Who has bought a machine due to SMAD....
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Date: 7/20/12 8:26 PM


I have to admit. before coming to PR and reading the threads. I only owned one sewing machine.. In fact it was looking for reviews to replace that machine that brought me here to PR..

And lo and behold.. not only were there great reviews.. but the enthusiasm for machines was well.... contagious.. Thus SMAD set in .. in my case at least.. And I don't only suspect but I know I am not the only one here that has been influenced by reading about machines on PR..

Now see Lynn. it can't be my fault.. I do believe you have been a member longer than me..

Now while I think I bought the Rockateer for its cool factor.. and know I bought the 30l due to the way it looked.... its still my favorite machine to look at.. I also know I have purchased machines due primarily to the hype here on PR.. YES.. PURCHASED.. Actually bought machines due to reading the threads..

AT FIRST It was the sales that got me. primarily the clearance sales on those Janome made Keomores when Sears closed them out.. I got so many I can't even remember which ones came from reading PR posts and which ones just.....came....

But then lo and behold.. up came an embroidery machine .. from Hancocks at a fabulous price.. Now never mind it was identical to the BERNINA Embroidery model I already had.. I had to buy it at that price.. And even though before it was all over and done with..we did have to pay a bit more it was still a bargain.. and so now I own it.. along with three other embroidery only machines..

And then of course the Juki.. OMGoodness knows I did not at that time need another machine.. did not want one.. wasn't looking for one.. but really.. how many threads can one read before they bite... in my case.. not too many.. I will say I have not regretted for one moment my buying that machine.. although it is only one of two I ever paid the suggested retail for.. it you all recall.. it was sold way below the suggested MSRP and is simply loaded with features for the money..

AFTER that I had to go public .. started a machine diet for a year thread.. and even then had to snatch up that blue mini.. and another one off ebay. .albeit both were within my self imposed over all sewing budget for the year.. When that diet was over I celebrated in the same fashion we all celebrate our diets.. by overindulging and buying a Bernina.. Brand new.. at a brand new but clearance price.. not a bargain at all really.

And now I MUST confess that PURPLE PFAFF is sure got my SMAD coming out of remission..

So fess up fellow SMAD members.. If you have bought a machine due to SMAD and the related postings here on PR tell us which machine or in this case machines you bought and who or what was to blame.. Leaving my name out of it as I am sure it was Lynn's fault.. or Mufffets fault... or even SouthernStitches.. ?

Just what drove you over the edge.. ? The price.. or the enthusiasm.. Do tell ALL.. So we can all be forewarned in the future..

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Date: 7/20/12 8:40 PM

I was going to be flippant and just say no. Nope, not me, never had SMAD....

But I cannot tell a lie. Especially when PP is being so forthcoming...

After all, the whole reason I found PR in the first place was when I was researching which sewing machine to buy! (I got a basic Janome, based on reviews here, and considering the possibility that I wouldn't really get back into sewing that much. Which obviously did not happen....)

But it was the Featherweight of my youth that kept on calling out to me....and then a flurry of posts about the vintage machines....so MANY posts, in fact, that there was a crackdown on what some misguided souls thought was an excessive number of posts about vintage machines *sigh*.

I didn't get a Feather...not right away...but I got a 201...and then a 15-91....and then poor neglected 66's kept following me home....and then my first Feather...and second....and the 301....and....

Yeah, well.

And it really IS poorpigling's fault.....

ETA. I've been cured though! Really, I have. Except for the felting machine that was just on sale at JA's. Which I wouldn't have known about if it hadn't been posted here. That one was not PP's fault....
-- Edited on 7/20/12 8:42 PM --

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Date: 7/20/12 8:45 PM



Mo. you can't tell a lie and get away with it as I have you red handed on the SMAD thread..

I was going to buy that felting machine too. .but I already have one new in the box.. due to someone here posting a couple of years ago.. darn.. almost forgot about that one.. One day I shall open it..

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Date: 7/20/12 8:46 PM


AND BTW.. The Featherweights were all Lynn Rowes fault.. I hope everyone already knew that.. but thought I should clarify it for the record. in case someone is keeping track of this ..

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Date: 7/20/12 8:59 PM

Well, mine started with PR definitely. The first was discovering here on PR that there were machines with PFPA that wouldn't throw my top fabric out at least an inch. So, first new machine in 20 years was the
Elna 2004. Then it began in ernest.....

1. Singer 403 purchased during the Singer 401 craze here at PR. Perhaps blame Jenny at Sew Classic who used to hang out here.
2. Brother Innovis 1200 - Being a PR moderator and moderating the Embroidery forum. I am so easily swayed.....
3. 500 Rocketeer - At the height of the vintage machine crazed threads that many of us were flamed for back in the day.
4. Turquoise New Home after I discovered an ebay vintage refurbisher/seller from my vintage crazed friends on PR.
5. Featherweight - LYNNE ROWE of course - who else???
6. Pfaff 130. Someone at PR told us how powerful they are.
7. Singer 201 -- I blame Soolip.
8. Bernina 730 ---- SEWBUSY!!

NON SMAD machines:
9. BL Audrey -- Needed a small machine
10. BL Enlighten. Needed a serger upgrade.
11. Bernina 350 --Needed a lil sister for 730.
12. BL Embellisher -- Swayed at an event.

And as I just posted in the new Pfaff Purple Haze thread, I totally yet again have to blame LYNNE ROWE for me searching the Pfaff site today and discovering that OMG we now have a dealer only 80 miles from my house. OMG OMG OMG OMG........

So you see, at one time, SMAD was only for vintage machines. Easy to re-home if you got it cheap enough. Not much money involved, right? Then it spread to modern machines.
But, even though I've re-homed most of these machines, I am happy that I got my time with them.

And yeah, I need a SMAD first aid kit right now, bad. Well make that more like a DE-SMAD U-LATOR!!
-- Edited on 7/20/12 9:02 PM --

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Date: 7/20/12 9:07 PM


I am sorry. but numbers ll and 12 sound an awful lot like SMAD to me.. I'm just sayin. on the surface of what you wrote... reading it .. hmmm..
But I am glad you got the rest of it right.. especially the part about Lynn being responsible for most of it.. Thats Lynn Rowe folks.. write that down so you don't forget that name.. or maybe its Lynne .. see how sneaky she is.. changes her name to protect the guilty ..

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Date: 7/20/12 9:16 PM

I had two sewing machines and a serger (ok, they don't count) before PR. Now I have ten sewing machines! I'm not gonna point any fingers but let's just say it might be the fault of someone who's name rhymes with Lynn Woe. Oh, and some how, a BABYLOCK coverstitch got into my sewing room!

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Date: 7/20/12 9:17 PM

I had an old Singler when I was a teen; someone stole it from my car during a move. I didn't "really" sew back then but I still think of that machine.

Fast forward to after our wedding. I wanted a Bernina but couldn't afford one. The dealer said used ones never came up for sale. Okay - I left. A year or two later I felt pulled to the store as if by some force I can't even describe. I had never been in any sewing machine store since the day I was told used machines don't exist. This was in the 80's if that makes a difference.

That day I walked in and there was a used Bernina 1130 sitting there. DH agreed to its purchase without even flinching (I bought it for $1250 and my car was only worth $500. HIS car was only worth $500.)

I've owned it at least 20 years (I'm cleaning out the filing cabinet so I can't wait to find the receipt!) I still love it and it's still serving me well.

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Date: 7/20/12 9:20 PM


Oh those evil twins. LinWoe and LinHoe..

By the way.. if you had read the SMAD thread you would have seen NOT counting sergers is a sign of SMAD.. Not counting sergers was most probably Lynn's idea.. so consider the source..

PS. SHE is sure gonna kill me for sure when she gets back here to PR.. But I did warn here.. ref the Pfaff thread.. she was declaring war.. As your future Prez. I can't afford to lose a war this close to the next election..

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Date: 7/20/12 9:22 PM

Mary. what a sweet story.. it was meant to be .. you and your ll30..

Nice also to see you had your priorities straight.. Used cars are much easier to find than used Berninas..

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