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Thread: Guess who came to my house today :?:

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    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 ;)

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    Wow, that is a cool way to "test drive" a new machine. Since it is a loaner to you, you can really try out all the gizmos and doodads without worries.

    Super nice surprise.

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    Yeah!!!

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    Oh Roberta.....That is so awesome! What a blessing for you! It is amazing how these things come around to us isn't it?

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    You are one lucky lady and I am trying so very hard not to turn green with envy...enjoy!!! Naomi :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Thank you, my sweet friends. Yes, I feel blessed, as I have a nice Bernina and a Janome New Home and lots of good things to play with. My husband said, "Well, sewing machines are like computers, and need to be upgraded every year or so, and you have had those others for a long time!" I am very please to have a new toy with which to play and learn new things. :)

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    Thank you, my sweet friends. Yes, I feel blessed, as I have a nice Bernina and a Janome New Home and lots of good things to play with. My husband said, "Well, sewing machines are like computers, and need to be upgraded every year or so, and you have had those others for a long time!" I am very pleasd to have a new toy with which to play and learn new things. :)

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    I would try to get as much done as possible before you have to give it back. I could definitely use it to finish my UFOs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobertaMarie
    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 ;)
    I would sure like to come play with you. Even better yet, I would like to know how to get a job like your son has. :)

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    Hmmm...seems we need a California get together sooner than we thought!

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    Since it is a loaner to you, you can really try out all the gizmos and doodads without worries.
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    Keep telling yourself it is a LOANER, and you will give it back when and if DS has to return it to Amazon or whomever. If he does. Loan means an indefinite length of time.....

    ENJOY!!!!!

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    Roberta that's so awesome! I'm totally jealous!

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    I would love to fly from NYS to help you check it out! LOL! Wish i could! Best of luck! Enjoy!

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    I would love to fly from NYS to help you check it out! LOL! Wish i could! Best of luck! Enjoy!

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    Ladies, he gets to keep the machine. All he has to do is give a performance review. Since he doesn't sew, and so on, it will more than likely live with me until (if and when) his daughter might want it. I would love to teach her to sew, but she is an A+ student with no interest in sewing, and is aiming for school to become a doctor....
    Thanks for all the enthusiasm, and I will let you know when I fire it up and try it out. Even may send a photo.... :)

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    I would love to come and play, but, alas, I'm too far away ! Have fun.

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    Awesome! :thumbup:

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    thats cool.

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    Drooling!!! I wanna play!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobertaMarie
    , it is pretty snazzy.....over six hundred stitches, will embroider letters, numbers ... fancy trimming stitches, ...quilter's stitch that is supposed to look hand done... cuts the thread, ...a speed control, automatic sew button so you don't have to use the foot pedal, auto up-down for the needle, a button hole maker .... nine kinds of buttonholes, even-feed walking foot for quilting, reverse stitching, mirror image stitching for the decorative stitches~~~ ...You name it, it has it, more "specialty" feet you can buy...;)
    Yeah, yeah, but does it do the dishes? :twisted:

    Doing the happy dance for you!!!
    Jan in VA

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    Hope you are having fun testing your toy.

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    that is exciting news. maybe you could find a dealership near by and take a lesson or two? My shop charges $25 per lesson; to me, it would be well worth it!

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    I like your husband's opinion! What a nice thing your son did for you. How much fun you can have evaluating this!

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    Lucky you! You have a wonderful son with an awesome job.

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    Your son knew just the right person to take it to for an expert evaluation! Now get busy putting it through its paces so you can tell him the good, the bad, and the ugly. Bet its gonna be mostly (or all) good.

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