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Took the plunge today, Bought a Bernina

Old 06-22-2013, 08:30 PM
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Smile Took the plunge today, Bought a Bernina

My DH offered to buy a new Bernina 710 for Christmas, but I wasn't sure that's what I wanted.

I teach classes at the Bernina store, so I've been using the 710 for classes and asking questions. And some of my students had new machines that the staff helped them with during class. Got way more exposure to the machine than any other I've purchased. There was some stitches on the 750 that I liked. Kept asking questions and thinking about what else I might want. As time went on, I kept adding to my list of "wish it could do this". Well, today, I was using the 750 in class. Never was interested in the embroidery unit, because I'm an artist and like to design as I go. But some of the new designs started me thinking of other uses for them. And the harp is 2" larger on the 830.

Guess What! They had a used 830, completely refurbished at the factory for 1/2 price of the new one, making it very closely priced to the new 750. I've been saving up. So 6 months later I got my Christmas present. YEH!

Going to a retreat next week and plan to spend the week getting to know her. And there'll be a teacher there who sews on the 830, so if I get stuck, I can get help.

What to name her? What about Delayne for delayed Christmas gift?
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Old 06-22-2013, 08:34 PM
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WOW!!!! Hope you enjoy your wonderful machine. How neat!
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Old 06-22-2013, 08:42 PM
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Congratulations. That is the machine I've dreamed of since I first saw them. I have the Artista 730e. DH just doesn't "see" the need to upgrade. Mine does everything I want except for a larger embroidery field.
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Old 06-22-2013, 10:51 PM
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Congratulations on the new baby. Tip. Keep her clean and she will work for a lifetime.
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Old 06-23-2013, 07:14 AM
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Congrats, enjoy!!!
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Old 06-23-2013, 07:55 AM
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Congratulations! I might name her delight because I would be delighted to get her.
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Old 06-23-2013, 08:20 AM
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Good going!!
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Old 06-23-2013, 08:39 AM
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Congrats - what a lucky find. They are supposed to be great machines!!
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Lucky you! Such an awesome machine, and such a thoughtful hubby. One note of advice: when changing thread, clip it at the spool & pull it out through the needle area...NEVER backwards through the machine. 'Nina's don't like that. Enjoy!
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Old 06-23-2013, 08:40 PM
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Congratulations on your new machine! I have the 830 and love it. Mine is named Phil. He likes to work every day. My little machine is named Ben. He is such fun machine - he goes to classes and my grandchildren get to sew on him.
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