Peggy (SewAsylum)

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  1. It is absolutely beautiful. I can only hope to be that good one day.
  2. I am seriously looking at a sit down machine online. I understand there are few used George's around because no one wants to part with them. I think Mrs. A said that. That means, I guess, that they are wonderful. I may own one someday soon.
  3. this is really cute, and I think your quilting looks great!
  4. I am considering a George. Was there a reason you bought a sit down model? I have neck pain and I think it will help me to sit down and have the table a little high, as if using my regular machine. Do you have any such issues? Thanks
  5. Sue, I am considering a George because I have neck pain issues, and I think sitting down will help me. Do you like George overall and do you think it was worth spending so much on? I am not going to have a business, so I guess I am hesitant to spend that much money, just to have fun. But I know it will open up a lot more quilting space for me, and the opportunity to be more creative. Thanks
  6. That sounds like a fantastic price to me! I think you got a great deal!!
  7. I know what you mean about family not always understanding pain issues. One of my sisters has been downright insulting to me about it. She won't even talk to me about it. I am supposed to, "be positive," 24 hours a day and never need to talk about it. I have learned to do what I need to do to take care of myself, and I have learned to not reach out to her for support. Thank goodness my husband is completely supportive and helps me every day to keep up with my house and my rescued pets. I am surprised to hear that so many people out there are in the same boat as I am. I am encouraged by the
  8. Thanks Darlene, and everyone. I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, but now a different dr. says I do not have it. My neck is all screwed together and hurts 24/7. I am wondering if the height of the table was a big factor, because I know it was too low for me. I am still hurting terribly badly today. I am so touched that so many people reached out to me with ideas. It means a lot to me. I am going to keep thinking about this and trying to solve it. All your ideas are great and worth trying. I may hold off on the long arm and try FM on my home sewing machine so I don't make a vey big financial mis
  9. Thank you, everyone, these are great ideas for me to try. There is no APQS dealer in my state, that I can find.
  10. I can't afford the computer system. Besides I want to actually DO it, not have a computer do it. I want to do the actual sewing. I want to paint with thread. Thanks for the idea, tho. My husband thinks a sit down long arm would be harder on me because I would have to push the quilt around. I, however, think that pushing the machine around would be harder on me. You must be pushing several pounds around, even tho it glides, don't you think? With a sit down machine, the quilt is supported by the table and you just slide it, right? I am thinking that if I sat, and had the table at the proper
  11. Thank you so much everyone for these tips and encouragement. I am not giving up yet. I will look into all of these things.
  12. Hi, I am a relatively new quilter. I was all ready to buy a long arm. I picked out the one I wanted and my husband had agreed we could afford it. I went to the store yesterday and test drove one to make sure. You see, I have a pain disability, my neck is all screwed together, and I can't work anymore. Sewing, quilting, and embroidery, as well as other crafts, keep me sane. Well, 30 minutes on that long arm gave me so much pain that I was shocked. My neck and shoulders hurt very badly, even still today. I am so disappointed I have been crying off and on all day. I wanted it so badly. Sitting