Our son came to see us today and spent about an hour with us. :) He also was loaded down with a huge box and said he had a present for me. He does evaluations for Amazon.com, and had a Singer Quantum 6690 sewing machine worth $700 he wants me to use and tell him how I like it. They told him he could not transfer the ownership (don't sell or give it away) but (his wife) Susan didn't want it and teen age daughter Caitlin is too busy with school to sew, and he just "knew" I would use it, so he brought it to me... I can always give it back, I suppose. Anyhow, it is pretty snazzy. Has over six hundred stitches, will embroider letters, numbers and fancy trimming stitches, has a quilter's stitch that is supposed to look hand done... cuts the thread, has a speed control, an automatic sew button so you don't have to use the foot pedal, auto up-down for the needle, a button hole maker for nine kinds of buttonholes (not that I will ever make a buttonhole again), an even-feed walking foot for quilting, reverse stitching, mirror image stitching for the decorative stitches~~~ and I don't know all the stuff it is supposed to do. You name it, it has it, and there are more "specialty" feet you can buy if you need them. Now I suppose I need to put aside my computer forums, and books, and get busy learning how to use it. I haven't even threaded it yet, but I did plug it in and turn it on to see the pretty display. Sure wish I had an instructor to lead me through the first steps of using it. But, I betcha I can figure it out!! :thumbup:
Will keep you posted. Anyone want to come play with me???
Love, Roberta ;)