A new addition

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Re: A new addition

New postby pinecone on Sun Jan 04, 2015 5:37 pm

Libby, is yours a Featherweight? A friend of mine has 2 and wants to sell one. I have a Janome Gem Gold for taking to my sit 'n sew, it is light and does some decorative stitches that I know I would miss. I also have a few vintage machines that keep me happy. My neighbor's mom's 99 in cabinet for one!

Kaitlin, how are doy doing on your new machine?

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Re: A new addition

New postby LeapFrog Libby on Tue Jan 06, 2015 2:58 pm

Piney, Yes it is a "featherweight" but believe me it is not light in weight. In the case it weighs over 15 pounds and I have trouble carrying it for any distance. But, my hands are somewhat weak because of arthritis , and carpel tunnel pain. I read somewhere about a lightweight Janome to take to lessons, etc and it sounded wonderful to me. My Janome is a Memory Craft 4000 and not a lightweight by any means. The only machine I have that is not heavy is my Serger. It is a babylock Lauren and it is basic. But it is easy to carry from place to place. I have never picked up my coverstitch machine so I don/t know about it. It just sits on the table beside the serger. Old Faithful lives in the closet beside the front door so it is ready to go when I need to do sewing elsewhere.
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Re: A new addition

New postby pinecone on Tue Jan 06, 2015 9:47 pm

Libby, I think mine is as light as Janome makes. I bought it maybe 6 years ago. It is the Gold but it looks different than the ones that show up on a google search now. The Janome Platinum 720 is a small computerized one that does a bunch of stitches, one of my friends got it when she retired. I think she paid close to 400. There is one. the 760 that almost washes the windows for you. :lol: The best thing is to go to a dealer with your own fabrics that you use and test them out, then go home and sort out the pors and cons of each.

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Re: A new addition

New postby LeapFrog Libby on Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:49 am

No more machines for me. Not at age 80. I will make do with what I have. I love my Janome, I just meant it was too heavy to lug around. Mine has 70 something stitches, but 35 of those are for a Small alphabet and numbers from 1-10. It is not an embroidery machine, the letters are about 1/2 inch tall. Great for monogramming a man's handkerchief or putting a name on babies bibs. I don't do much of that anymore.
The majority of my sewing is done at home, anyway. The only time I carried any machines to work elsewhere was to make the 100 year banners for the Church Last year. I had to work there because of the size of the banners. 30X 90 inches .
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Re: A new addition

New postby pinecone on Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:42 am

I understand the age issue, libby. Youdo quite a bit of sewing still. I carry mine here and there to sew with various friends and groups. Your banner project kept you quite busy.

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