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Thread: You know some days it just doesn't pay to get up! But I got a new sewing machine so...

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    Super Member mimisharon's Avatar
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    It can't be all bad! I have used my Singer for awhile, three or four years and certainly used the amount it cost me. But I was in the middle of sewing a quilt top together for my great neice Saturday night and it went 'klunk klunk' and the wheel wouldn't even turn anymore! I was so aggravated....but today I went to my LQS and bought a mid-range Elna. The 3210. I love it, I finished the top and got the back started. It's quiet, it's fast, love it, love it.

    It doesn't have all the bells and whistles but the next one I get I will pay for with quilts or sewing for people and I'll pay cash. The one I want is over $2,000 but it will quilt, embroider, etc. etc. Elna is all metal parts except for the exterior. That's a plus in my book.

    Back to the sewing now that I have a machine that works again. I dug out an old dressmaker machine but it's old and it just wasn't up to the quilting thing, ya know?

    Hugs everyone,
    Sharon

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    We expect to see great things!!!!

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    So so happy for you mimisharon, and just a little :mrgreen: with envy! :D


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    congrats on the new machine

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    Congrats on the new machine!!!

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    enjoy

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    I am so excited for you mimisharon. Have lots of fun with the new toy.

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    Wooo Hooo and new toy :D :D :D Have lots of fun with it :D :D :D

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    Congrats on your new machine, you deserve it!

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    Enjoy your new machine. :lol: I hate when that happens. :?

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    Sure hope you find joy with your new machine. You deserve to find some happiness in your sewing. Hope you and your husband are doing better. Have a Blessed Day. Teresa

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    How exciting, Congratulations!! :lol: :lol:

    - hope you "two" have many happy hours sewing together 8)

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    Congrats on your new Elna Sharon!! :D

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    Great that you got a new machine..it makes sewing even more fun!! :lol:

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    I'm so pleased for you Sharon: you deserved a treat, now get sewing girl!

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    Congrats! I love that attitude....:)Skeat

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skeat
    Congrats! I love that attitude....:)Skeat
    ain't that the truth! :wink:
    Me and my little gbaby, Crystal watch a lot of veggie tales, and the one about Madame Blueberry has a little boy in a toy store with his dad. He wants some modern toy with all the accoutrements, and Dad says something like, "well, that is nice, Junior, but we can't afford it today, how about a nice red ball?"
    And looking just a bit sad for a moment, he looks at the ball, gets a big grin on his face and says, "A nice red bouncy ball would be just fine, Dad."
    Then the little boy sings a song about being grateful to his Dad and God for all that he has, knowing that when his dad is able, he'll get the new toy, eventually.
    Hope you and your new red bouncy ball, have many happy days, mimisharon, and thanks for reminding me, how special bouncy balls can be. :D

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    congrats on new machine. have fun with it

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    Congrats on the new machine!
    Now go have some fun with it!!

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    Congratulations and enjoy!!! :lol: :lol:

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    Way to go, Mimisharon! Keep that machine hummin' and we'll be looking forward to seeing all of your wonderful creations!

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    Glad to hear that you have a new machine and finished your quilt. Also glad to hear of your plans for an upgrade at some later date. I had been thinking of upgrading my Pfaff someday in the future but a sudden problem with it may make that someday upgrade much sooner that I planned. Had it reparied last month by a local guy, I sewed only 2 blocks and problem came up again. Brought it back and this time I got to sew a total of 2 hours before problem was back again. This afternoon I'll be making a big trip upstate to an authorized Pfaff dealer to see what the problem is and hopefully get a free replacement part. Luckly I have a little old plain Brother machine. It saved the day so I could finish the quilt I want to give to a friend this weekend. Been sewing with Pfaff's for about 7 years, love them because they are accurate, quiet and usually so dependable, so I hope the Pfaff dealer can solve the problem for me as I really can't afford to upgrade right now. May in Jersey

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    Congrats on the new machine...I love the blanket stitch on the new ones :D

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    Yeah!! Congrats on your new machine Sharon. I think I can hear it humming away from here. Enjoy!!

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    It sure is annoying when our tools don't work when we need them to! So glad you were able to find a solution, lol. I know you will enjoy your new machine until the time comes for another change. I'm not very familiar with the Elnas, but agree w/ you on the benefits of a machine made of metal components. A large part of the reason I bought my Bernina was the dealer - close by and great to work with. Only later did I realize how much a solid machine is worth!

    I'm looking forward to hearing about/seeing what you creat with your new machine. Hope you & Roy are well!

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