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Thread: it followed me home, really! :)

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    it followed me home, really! :)

    My old machine died - my husband said it died of exhaustion. He found this 6600 for me through calling everyone around and asking for best prices. This Janome 6600 was a demo in a quilt shop and we were told was used only 11 times for that. (Maybe just by little old ladies on Sundays?) Anyway, she's new to me and feels wonderful. The owner of that quilt shop has this model at home and when I can find time I'll go to her for class. In the meantime I'm figuring things out as I go.

    I think naming one's machine is rather odd, but after I learned about her existence and found she might be coming home with me I woke up one morning with the strange, but true idea that her name is Sylvia.

    So Board, meet Sylvia. We're like foreigners getting to know each other right now, but I'm hoping for many long years together.

    The 9" harp/throat, dual feed, auto cutters, and PRICE we were given (though huge to me, better than we'd found elsewhere) were the deciding factors. The shop that will work on her is wonderful - we've worked with them before. My husband spent a long time talking to them before we brought her home.
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    Sylvia is very lovely. Nice husband. Happy quilting

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    Quote Originally Posted by JanTx View Post
    My old machine died - my husband said it died of exhaustion. He found this 6600 for me through calling everyone around and asking for best prices. This Janome 6600 was a demo in a quilt shop and we were told was used only 11 times for that. (Maybe just by little old ladies on Sundays?) Anyway, she's new to me and feels wonderful. The owner of that quilt shop has this model at home and when I can find time I'll go to her for class. In the meantime I'm figuring things out as I go.

    I think naming one's machine is rather odd, but after I learned about her existence and found she might be coming home with me I woke up one morning with the strange, but true idea that her name is Sylvia.

    So Board, meet Sylvia. We're like foreigners getting to know each other right now, but I'm hoping for many long years together.

    The 9" harp/throat, dual feed, auto cutters, and PRICE we were given (though huge to me, better than we'd found elsewhere) were the deciding factors. The shop that will work on her is wonderful - we've worked with them before. My husband spent a long time talking to them before we brought her home.

    Congrats on the new pet!

    LOL, the last thing that followed me home was a dog---------mine now. At least Sylvia doesn't scratch at the door all day wanting on the other side.
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    May you and Sylvia have a long and happy life together.

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    Hi Jan,
    I'm waving hello from over in Sugar Land! Congratulations on your new machine. I think you and Sylvia are going to have a lot of fun. :-) Laura

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    ​Congratulations on your new to you machine!

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    she looks right at home--enjoy

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    I am in love with this machine. I think it is the best machine Janome has made. You and Sylvia are in for many happy hours of sewing.

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    Welcome to the family Sylvia, she is awesome.
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    Sylvia is beautiful. Have fun getting to know each other.
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    I have to agree.
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    She's lovely - enjoy!
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    The only Sylvia I have known was an intensely creative, inventive and amusing person. I hope your new-to-you Sylvia embodies all these characteristics!

    Alison

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    So nice to have met Sylvia. I would love it if one of her sisters followed me home. :-)
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    I know you will love Sylvia. Congratulations and happy sewing!

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    HI Sylvia-lovely to meet you! congrats on your new home!

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    Congratulations on your new friend. May you have many, many hours of blissful sewing.

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    Welcome, Sylvia! Her cousin came to live with me almost 2 years ago, and we are best friends. I absolutely love my 6600!! The other darling who followed me home that day is a Janome 350e embroidery machine. She also captured my heart and opened up a whole new world of fun.

    Congratulations, and I hope Sylvia makes you as happy as my Janome duo have made me!

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    Boy: Sylvia
    Girl: Yes Mickey
    Boy: How do you call your loverboy
    Girl: Come here loverboy
    Boy: And if he doesn't answer
    Girl: Oh loverboy
    Boy: And if he still doesn't answer
    Girl: I simply say
    Girl: Baby, oh baby, my sweet baby, you're the one
    Both: Baby, oh baby, my sweet baby, you're the one

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    I love my 6600! It's not my main machine, it's at our vacation home, but I love it when I use it! I have the same spaceship fabric- i made little boys aprons with it.
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    Sylvia is beautiful and you have a great husband. You definitely need to keep him. LOL

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    Welcome Sylvia, may she bring you countless hours of joy!!!!!

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    Congrats!!! Enjoy!!!!!

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    Great husband!! I LOVE my 6600 and I will never sell it. I have since bought a new Bernina 530 and a Janome 7700, but my 6600 is still my favorite. I almost hate to admit it.....LOL! Enjoy....you have a winner there!!!

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    Welcome to Sylvia !

    My 6600 is a 2 yr. old now, the BEST machine I've owned ... and I've owned or used every major brand made ... in 40 yrs of sewing and 25 yrs of quilting.
    You'll love her ! Many happy days of quilting ahead for you & Sylvia !

    and you've got one SWEET DH too ...
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