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Saturday, October 9, 2010

So long friend


I didn't even know I was in the market for a new sewing machine. My plan was to take this one to the grave with me. I paid close to $4000 for it back in 2001 and quite frankly I was more than happy with it until yesterday. While trying to do some embroidery for a paying customer, I found out that part of the embroidery function is inoperative as it either uses a hard embroidery card or a 3 1/2" floppy. Can you say "extinct".

After I called the local service center and was told that it could be repaired "if" some repair parts could be located. I quickly changed gears and at hubby's suggestion, traded up to this one.

It has the built-in Disney designs that will be too cute for things for the granddaughter. It also has a USB port for use of a memory stick and can be hooked directly to the computer. Yippee!

So am I using my new acquistion...no. This was my sewing closet this morning


This is what it looks like now


Nearly everything had to be cleared out to make room for some plumbing repairs! This is a good time for me to peruse the manual and to devise a plan of action for future sewing projects.

13 comments:

  1. Congratulations on getting a new machine! I hope you have as many wonderful sewing journeys on it as you did on your last one!

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  2. Congratulations on your new machine! What great timing for plumbing repairs! Now you'll have time to get to know her too! Have fun!

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  3. A zippy new machine sounds great! Computerised embroidery machines intimidate me. When sewers start chatting about software packages and USB ports I get confused. Sounds like you will be just fine though. Can't wait to see what you create!

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  4. Congrats on the new machine. Did you name it?

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  5. Congrats on your new machine. It looks awesome, and I'm sure you'll have many years of enjoyment with her.

    Don't you love plumbing repairs? We're getting ready to overhaul our bathroom, new tub, toilet and sink in the next few weeks.

    Anyway enjoy your timeout getting to know your machine. Are you going to do any knitting?

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  6. Congratulations on your wonderful new purchase - you're going to be making some beautiful things with a machine like that! Hope your plumbing repairs work out .... in the meantime, enjoy getting to know your new machine.

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  7. Oh, my! It looks like the 'Chelles were doing the same thing this weekend, plumbing repair!! Congratulations on your new machine!!!

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  8. Wow! That is nice. I want one of those one day.

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  9. Good for you! Nothing like a new machine to spark one's creativity! You'll have many happy hours getting to know her. Oh, how nice for you to have a handy hubby, too!

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  10. "He ain't heavy, he's my BROTHER" I 2 Brother machines! Actually the first machine I bought was a Brother. Congrats, it'll keep you busy for a while!

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  11. Good luck with the plumbing and get wait to see what you create with the new machine!

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  12. Out with the old and in with the new! Seems like you didn't waste any time either. Well done you!

    Your new machine looks like a serious piece of equipment. :D

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  13. Holy moly, you have a commercial thread holder hanging on that wall! Now that is a STASH! Also congrats on the new machine - I'm a Brother woman myself.

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