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    She bought me a sewing machine?

    This morning, my wife hands me a large, heavy box and says 'Merry Christmas!"

    I open it to find a new sewing machine! Wait, what? A sewing machine?

    I guess she's tired of funding my addiction and expects me to support my own habit .

    I'm very excited by the prospect of it and have lots of things I'd like to try, but to be honest, I'm by the whole thought of it.

    The only sewing I've ever done is some sloppy needle and thread repairs.

    Wish me luck. I hope I don't sew my fingers together...

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    I am sure we will seeing alot of: "pics or it didn't happen!"
    very soon!
    Your wife= one smart woman!!

    Merry Christmas!! Happy thread injecting.
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    Cograts.Maybe you'll get sewing lessons too

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Weezer's Dad View Post
    ...Wish me luck. I hope I don't sew my fingers together...
    At least you wouldn't need to go to the ER for "stitches" if that happened.

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    Quote Originally Posted by richtorfla View Post
    Cograts.Maybe you'll get sewing lessons too
    That's a great idea! I'm taking that other stuff back (ALL the non-hammock camping stuff ) to generate some $ for lessons.

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    WOW! That's a nice Santa you have there! You won't believe how much fun you're going to have with that toy
    Mike
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    videos

    Here are some great videos to get you started...Ramblinrev did an excellent job ...good luck

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...mblinrev+video

    Mick
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    now you need to start visiting those webs sites that sell material.... silnylon... breathable nylon... DWR ripstop... cuben fiber... amsteel blue... oh wait, scratch that last item

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    You are a lucky man!

    and If I can teach myself to sew, make a tarp, 6+ hammocks, fleece booties, pillows, ridgeline organizers, TQ, UQ, etc.... then you'll do just fine!

    Just remember: if the stitching is really straight, nobody will believe you made it yourself.

    Welcome to the addiction.

    John
    "Do or do not, there is no try." -- Yoda


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