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Thread: I bought myself a present!!!

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    Wink I bought myself a present!!!

    I've been looking at (and drooling over) feather weight machines for quite a while and finally bought one of my own! She's a Janome Jem Platinum 720 and I got her at a really good price! She has all the basic features of my Janome 4900--speed control, needle up/down, needle threader, stitch length/width control, presser foot extended lift, and the feet for both machines are interchangeable!! Plus her size qualifies as carry on airline luggage!

    The sales lady recommended that I keep the box and Styrofoam inserts to use for protection if I was traveling with her.

    I could have had the 760 model for $200 more but the only difference was more fancy stitch options. If I needed a fancy stitch, I'd go to my big machine anyway.

    I haven't even unpacked her yet. First housework, laundry and vacuuming, THEN I'll have time to play with my new baby uninterrupted!
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    way to go enjoy it.

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    What fun!! You are being really "good" by doing housework first!! That has to be hard.

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    congrats!!!!
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    Congratulations on you new machine! It's fun to buy presents for yourself. I buy myself presents all the time! I have one of the first Janome Jems. I have never had a problem and it has not been babied at all. The Jems are great little machines.
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    Congratulations we are worth having a little present now and then!

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    I LOVE new toys. I got my Brother SQ9000 just about 3 years ago. It killed me to have to read the owner's manual, but it was worth it.
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    I have one. I bought it for when I sew away from home. I also havve the Janome 6500 and love that the feet are interchangeable.

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    We all sure buy our self a Mothers Day gift some time. enjoy your new baby
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    If I really want something I buy it myself. I always get what I want.
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    When you said feather weight, I thought you meant a Singer FW, until I got further into your post. It might be better if you said "light weight", so people don't get the wrong idea.

    That being said, congratulations on your new machine. I don't think I could put the housework in front of playing with it. You are stronger than I.

    And on the Mother's Day gift idea, I always tell my husband what I want, and he can choose to go with me or not when I purchase it. This year, I need two specialty feet for my Bernina -- one that will sew over vinyl without sticking, and a topstitching foot. I will be picking them up on Saturday.

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    How fun! I love buying myself gifts too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jingle View Post
    If I really want something I buy it myself. I always get what I want.
    I am the same... my DH says it makes it almost impossible for him to shop for gifts for me

    To the OP - enjoy your little Jem! I tried one out not that long ago and they are very nice little machines.

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    You should be very happy with it. I bought one and love it for a take-along machine. HAPPY QUILTING !!

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    Happy Mother's Day to you with your new present.

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    Good for you!!! I'm sure you will enjoy it.

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    How exciting. Enjoy it.

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    Congratulations!
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    If you fly with it in any travels be prepared for them to tear it apart when you go through security. And they don't put things back like they should.

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    Good for you, enjoy!!!

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    Squeal, Happy Un-Birthday to you. I hope by now you've gotten a chance to unpack the baby and put her through her paces.
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    Thanks for the info tessagin. I'm planning to go 'home' (a 3 hour flight) next spring, for a sisters' quilt retreat. I may look for a sturdy carry-on that will accommodate the machine and styrofoam.
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    well you got a real prize! Congratulations.. you will love it!
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    We need to treat ourselves once in a while!

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    I love my platinum...you will, too,

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