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Miriam, I am thinking instead of bad karma in your house - you have some exceptionally good karma! Your household/extended household seems to come out of the bad situations just fine! I am so glad Wilbur is better and that your son is ok!
Here is a link that shows the difference between the Standard slim and stout. It also shows the difference in the spider which is used for a chain stitching, how to thread the machine, and how to insert the spider.
Enjoy your machine!
The Asians feel that when bad situations happen the karma isn't good and something must be done to fix whatever condition is presenting or making the series of bad events happen. That is why Feng Shui is big in Asia.
One could look at it as bad karma for the event to occur while others look at it as good karma for the person to still be alive. I like to look at it as some guardian angel is watching over the person to see them to safety from that bad event.
My son is pretty sore today - his friends have taken up a collection to buy him a car and pay for a chiropractor - I think his insurance should handle some of it but he doesn't know. He will be off work for a few days because of the sores on his hands. This is the second wreck this year he has walked away from both with minor bodily harm. The one in January was on the expressway and I am so thankful he only hit a wall and not a semi. His truck was totaled. This time I'm thankful for Honda engineering - he was driving our very old Honda. I think if he had been in something else he would not be here. The other driver was going way faster than he claims - there was horrible damage to the Honda as well as the other car - I'm betting it was totaled - the 4 guys in it went to the hospital in the ambulance - that car was a new Charger - bigger is not necessarily better.
NEVER LET A SEWING MACHINE KNOW YOU ARE IN A HURRY..
YOU ARE NOT A LOSER UNTIL YOU QUIT TRYING...
I'm now sorry that I had even brought this subject to attention. I know better. At the time, I did so out of frustration from so many times asking a question or wanting to see a photo, but never getting a response. I felt like I had been ignored when there was no response given.
Randa and everyone else, I post links and give of my time by hunting information for the poster that asked question out of my love and passion to share information. Randa, please don't compare me to your fellow coworker...that is like comparing apple to oranges.
The gift of giving is a blessing and a very rewarding one.
Randa, Laura, and anyone else that has been hurt from my postings, I sincerely apologize.
With that I bid you all peace!