Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Okay I said was going to post the pictures of my boxes.  But then I found out I packed away the battery part to my camera, and left the plug in part to the computer.  So I am not going to be able to take any pictures for months.  I don't which box I put it in...........oh please don't laugh.  I thought I had some type of system in writing on the boxes.  Of course six of them are marked S for sewing, but  I didn't bother to write down everything in the boxes.

In the mean time I've been trying to find the Elna Exquisit on line.......I'm interested in this machine because it is the same as the SingerXL6000  in that it changes to the next thread.  I didn't know that embroidering could be tiring.  Don't get me wrong I love watching the machine sew out the patterns.   As soon as one color is through my Janome 300 stops and then I have to switch colors.   I don't want the singer, as one of my friends has one, and I really don't want the same machine she has, kinda like sewing machine rivalry lol, but in a good way.   I just wanted to check out the Elna.   As it stands now.  I am just down to two working machines.  One old.....Bernina 160, and my Janome 7700.  

  This is not going to be a deal breaker for me.........but three is really all I want, because when I get home there are a lot of sewing clubs and places to go to, and I plan on going to meetups.   Already people are planning on what to do when I get there, and I am not going to relax until I get back home.   So back to the drawing board..  Also another machine I checked out is the Toyota, which is big in AU, however they don't sell it in the states.  It is said to be a real workhorse, and comparable to the Janome 1000.   It has very few stitches on it, and that's not really important to me at this point and time. So many choices.  I keep checking on Ebay.  Really I won't make a choice until around February, that is unless something magical happens. I will be busy until the end of the month, and more than likely will not post again until after I move.  So there will be a two week break.

  I am going to make really knuckle down and make more posts which will prompt more sewing.    I would like to have pictures along, but with things packed up I am going to have to go commentary for the time being.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Well guess I will let you know the reason I've not blogged anything lately.  I am preparing a move back home to Seattle, but in the a town called: Bremerton.   I am traveling by train, and there are now so many restrictions about what you can carry on.  I will have a room on the train.  I have packed up my Janome 7700 and my Bernina is travel case.   The agent thought it best that they be in the room with me.  I agreed to that, as putting the machines in on freight or where the other boxes would be is not a very good idea. 
The last time I traveled by train I had a Viking and the put the machine in the luggage department.    When I arrived in Seattle, and after I got situated, I found that the timing was off, and had to pay 100.00 to get the machine back on track.   The Amtrak agent told me that the boxes had to be so high and so wide, and not over 50lbs.   Well I planned on traveling with some of my pots and pans, but of course you know that the sewing machines are the most important.  If the Janome box is to high or wide, I am going to have to unpack it at the station, and carry on.  Trying to get your sewing machines to safty is really important. I will take a photo when I am ready to go.   I will be leaving on the Nov.20th.   At least that is the plan.   

It's almost hilarious how people disappear when you say you are moving.   When I get back to Seattle, I will be starting all over again for the third time.  My saga is long, but to shorten it... my moves: from Chicago (family oriented plus medical)  you know how you try to do the right thing for family, and then they don't show and then they get amnesia and have no knowledge of things they promised, and how they were going to be there for you!  So I made the right move for the right reason, but for the wrong people!  The Minnesota move: fabric locations, and for medical again.  I had done my research on medical choices and found out this place was tops in taking care of people of age.  That part is true, however the fabric part.........places were closing right and left.   So now there are just a few fabric stores.  SR fabrics is the only and best place to go.  I've never seen a place that is so huge and with such a large array of fabric.  On an earlier post you can see me grinning from ear to ear touching fabric.   That is the only highlight of my moving to Minnesota, and the rest is all down hill.

So now I am going back to Seattle, and I will be happy to be back home, and wild horses will not drag me out of there.  This time I will leave feet first lol!   Have other info about more sewing machines.   Still searching the web.  Talk to you later.