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« Reply #380 on: August 15, 2008 09:06:31 AM »

Here's a pic of my older baby, a refurb husky 500 computer.  She's about 13 years old now and works like a dream.

Here's my newer baby - another refurb bought as a gift from me to me with love for my birthday this year.

Gratuitous pussy shot - our recent rescue, Ypsilon, doing a 5 point check for me.  I don't dare lay a foot on that peddle until she's assured me all is safe and secure.  I'm pretty sure she was lecturing me about having beer in such close proximity to the cords in that shot.


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« Reply #381 on: August 15, 2008 09:59:36 AM »

All the coolest people have a Husqvarna sewing machine and a Janome serger.


Your kitty is absolutely gorgeous btw.  What breed is she?  Her nose doesn't look pointy enough to be a Siamese.

« Reply #382 on: August 16, 2008 08:55:43 AM »

i'm working with a husqvarna prisma 990  Grin
i got it two weeks ago for my birthday from my boyfriend's mother, and we've only been dating 2 months! she looves me, haha.
« Reply #383 on: August 16, 2008 01:12:09 PM »

All the coolest people have a Husqvarna sewing machine and a Janome serger.


Your kitty is absolutely gorgeous btw.  What breed is she?  Her nose doesn't look pointy enough to be a Siamese.

My mum says I'm cool too...but I think that's just because I let her come over and use my toys. 

Ypsilon is a blue point siamese.  Their pointiness seems to be less pronounced than traditional siamese kitties I think because of the less dramatic colour differences in their furs.  Either way she's an absolute doll when she's not being a spoiled rotten brat Smiley

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« Reply #384 on: August 19, 2008 06:52:53 PM »

Yaaaaaay I have more pictures of my "new" sewing machines (just got them used)

Here's Vivienne, the Viking (named after Westwood of course...I thought it was suiting since they were made in the late 70's from what I understand)

and here's the as-of-yet unnamed Babylock (which OMG OMG OMG is SO MUCH BETTER than that crappy old Singer serger I had. Holy CRAP. The difference is unbelievable, just in the way it handles and everything)

I was going to name it Leonardo after Da Vinci, and the turtle - but since it's got all the pink that seems a little feminine to be named after a male. So yes. I have no idea how old it is, I got it used off eBay for $80(!!!), it needed a new foot pedal when it got here but that was $20 from a local shop. Darn good deal as far as I'm concerned.

I already posted pictures of my 50's sewing machine. I think I'll name it Bettie, after Paige  Tongue

Oh and here's my sewing machine table, $40 from the Salvation Army!

Ignore our kitty, Giles. He is fascinated with the sewing machines and everything around them. The top is collapsible too, so that the back half is higher than the front, and there's room to take out a space so the sewing machine surface is level with the table, but none of mine fit in it. Oh well. It's still freakin' nifty. Though it's a heavy SOB, it sucked getting it up two flights of stairs...and next week we're going to have to take it back down  Cheesy
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« Reply #385 on: August 20, 2008 05:29:42 AM »

That is a nice solid cabinet!
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« Reply #386 on: August 21, 2008 11:36:20 AM »

Here are my machines:
This is a Kenmore that we bought new for less than $100 (I think) probably 8 or 9 years ago.  It's been a good machine, but not many stitches.

This is my serger I bought a couple years ago.  Unforutnately, I don't use it very often.

And my new purchase!!  I got this off of craigslist last night.  It's a 1993 Elna 8000 - the couple I bought it from inherited it from his aunt.  She purchased it a year before she passed away.  Retail price in 1993 was $2000 (I have the original receipt) and I got it for $250.  It has 80 stitches including the alphabet and numbers. At first she told me it was 8 years old so I got REALLY excited, but then we got there and she told me it was older than she thought.  She knows NOTHING about sewing, so was no help on the phone.  Anyway, here's my *new* old machine.  (Please disregard the mess in the background - I really need to clean up the table I sew on!)

and the accessories - lots of needles including a twin needle that I've been wanting but didn't want to have to drive all the way to Austin to get.


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« Reply #387 on: August 21, 2008 06:15:04 PM »

Great score, Unfinished!!

I almost got a Singer 237 in a wooden cabinet for $50 off Craigslist but when I got there the machine was missing the plate that covered the bobbin access.  And that's going to make sewing small things so much fun!  NOT

Again, congrats on a great purchase.

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« Reply #388 on: August 22, 2008 09:24:53 AM »

Thanks, Fidget!  I'm excited.  I used the new machine for a pillow last night.  Hoping to use it more this weekend.

Bummer about the Singer!!!

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« Reply #389 on: August 24, 2008 04:21:07 PM »

This is Kenni.  She is having foot issues right now.  See that dial with all those wonderful stitches?  I can't use any of them   Cry  We are pushing a year and I cannot get a zig zag foot to work anymore., and the latest repair man said there was nothing he could do.  I'm about to take her to another shop.

Mr. Ruby keeps saying I should buy a new one.  But I am convinced I can't get a better machine new for under $500.  If she only worked.  I picked her up for $35 from Goodwill several years ago (before she lost her foot), so I figured I have a couple hundred more in repairs before I give up  Grin
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