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le vikki
« on: May 03, 2005 02:17:59 PM »

okay. so i'm moving half a country away to quebec city for the summer. I got a swanky intern job in a museum, yayy!

i'm making a list of what to pack and i seriously realized that if i don't sew at least once a week i will go INSANE.

..but is it insane to take my sewing machine with me? like, will i really use it? i just see myself hitting up some awesome thrift shop and finding the coolest thing that needs a little editing or something and i'll be stuck with a needle and thread.

my friends, parental unit and other assorted hangers on think i'm crazy. i think i'm prefectly sane, thankyouverymuch.
i leave the question to you all!
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« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2005 06:29:22 PM »

if its not to much trouble, take it! but if it is then maybe you could buy a used one that will get you though but wont be great. if you buy you could get it off of ebay or something and then sell it afterwards.   if the problem is its to big to take, i know they sell these mini sewing machine that have three different stiches, there small and kinda cheap but it would beat hand sewing.
i dont know if this helps but its just a thought.
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2005 06:31:10 PM »

I vote for taking it!  It would be better to take it with you than have someone ship it to you.  The shipping would be very expensive.  Sounds like you have my dream job for the summer.  I'm jealous.   Tongue

« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2005 06:59:04 PM »

The way I see it, you can't use it if you don't have it.  Sure, you could always bring cross-stitch, embroidery, crochet, knit etc instead, but sewing is super satisfying.  I brought my sewing machine to school for three months and was able to finish two projects that wouldn't have been finished otherwise.  So if it's not a hassle, totally do it.

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« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2005 05:20:11 AM »

Take it with you.  Two years ago we moved.  a week before that we had an auction to get rid of the stuff we couldn't take.  I put my old machine in the auction, so was without a machine for about a month, until I bought a new one.  Worst month of my sewing life.
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2005 06:05:41 AM »

Take it with you. I have been without a sewing machine since I moved up to college, and many projects I would like to be doing haven't gotten done, because i refuse to sew them by hand. I started a few projects by hand and then gave up in frustration.

Of course if moving it there is a problem I vote for buying a used one there and then selling it back or donating it to a thrift shop.

le vikki
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2005 10:10:17 PM »

awesome. the word of craftser reigns. it's going with me!
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