Monday, January 27, 2014
On the 960Q Viking the low bobbin light will come on and the machine will slow to a stop. I push the green light on the screen and the machine will start to sew again for a bit then slow down and beep again. It will post the low bobbin picture on the screen. I can hold my finger on the green button and it will continue to sew without a hitch. I don't have to leave my finger there long, just a brief possible second. It seems to overide the low bobbin notice. I can see the warning and the stopping if I was doing rows of large embroidery designs. This machine can hold in it's memory some elaborate designs and some are large and stitch out in a larger size and I would want the machine to slow and stop and let me know before I damaged it.
Monday, January 20, 2014
I was not planning on getting a machine, but we were out during December and I saw this machine. I went online to do some research and really liked it. I've not been bonding well at all with a serger I bought and had attempted to trade it in a number of times, but the dealer who sold it to us kept putting us off and my husband kept listening to her and telling me to work with it a little longer. This December I attempted to trade it in again and she told me it was a boat anchor and they would no longer take it as a trade in. She told us about the fire and the warehouse and all we could think of was why she didn't mention this before, why she kept telling us to try the serger a little longer. She did offer to sell the 960Q to us for $2999.00 without a trade in.
In the car on the way home between sobs and thinking to try again since I had it for good now, my husband told me to get a list and we would go to every Viking dealer listed beginning in our area and see what they said. One of the dealers was lovely and I brought in my serger and traded up. My total with tax was around $2000.00. That seems like a lot, but the serger was a top of the line serger in excellent condition. I had the box and after they tested it, it could be packed up in all of the wrappings that came with the machine. And I am very happy with the new machine.
Sunday, December 22, 2013
The big shirt is finished. I've worn this once and I do like the shirt over leggings. I decided not to make any more of these or to keep the pattern. I made an 8 going out to a 12. The finished shirt on me would look better in a 6 going out to a 10. I just didn't care for the look in the mirror, but I will wear this one until summer.
Thursday, December 5, 2013
December is very slow for sewing, but very busy for our family. School and work is very busy. We're trying to get some honeydo's off of our list for work around the house.
My next project, an old Butterick( 2001) pattern, 3198. I'm using fabric scraps to try out my first run. My son says it looks like something the mom Ellen in a TV show called Wishbone would wear. She was a librarian. I guess that's not so bad. I'm going to wear it with leggings and skinny leg pants when it finally gets done.
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Sunday, November 17, 2013
The pattern went together very well and I do plan on sewing it up again. I'm very pleased with it.