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Message Board > Sewing Machines > Danka, Gracias, THANK YOU! ( Moderated by Sharon1952, EleanorSews)

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Date: 8/22/12 1:04 PM

So my Janome 7700 and I are having our 7 day anniversary today.

I got that crazy bag done... and last night, I was up until 2:30 doing my first attempts at makin' a quilt sandwich & doing my first FMQ. (I pieced the top - my first quilt - last month using my granddaughter's New Lotus)

I did so. much. homework. before buying this machine - and much of it on here. Lots of searches.

You guys helped me get de-Elna-ized as well as helped me figure out the path to this Horizon.

And OMG... I needed to get a barometer on what kind of price I should expect to have to cough up... and in the end, I saved another $700 that may not have happened if it hadn't been for the discussions I read on here!

Now I'm trying to go "La-la-la" (with my hands over my ears) and not get sucked into another big shiny object for a few months while I work out some personal life crapola.

Just wanna say "thanks"!

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Wish list:
Bernina 550QE (for it's cute little footprint)
Sashiko
Ovation serger
APQS George ... oh heck... go Millie!

2014: Sold the 7700 to make room for a 5.5mm machine alongside side my Ellie.
2013: Wow.. no real new toys - too much family drama!!!!
2012: New Elna Lotus for granddaughter, Red Elna Press, Horizon 7700, Gidget 2 Table, Babylock Ellisimo Gold
1970's: Elna SU62 & ElnaPress

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Date: 8/22/12 1:25 PM

Well, as to the not trying to get sucked into another big shiny object for a few months---- so not going to happen for you. You will find something that just screams your name (if it has not found You by now...) and you will jump right into the deep end.

Pictures, we want to see finished pictures.

I know how the hunt went. You started out with machine A and then thought "I'd really like this feature and machine A does not have it" so onto machine B, then C, then D and through the alphabet you go. I did that too and so have many others. What amazes me is a few people do Not go through this. They just buy a machine and sew. I Don't know how they can do that! The HUNT is the FUN part.

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I am a Quilter at heart. I love to play with fabrics, patterns and colors. Recently I have discovered I enjoy doing applique. I love making pictures. Using a sewing machine is much easier than counted cross stitch or oil painting for me. I enjoy landscape quilting as well. I am working on my first applique project in the spring of 2014.
Bernina 630, my main machine
Pfaff 2036, my class machine
Babylock Molly
Bernina 1200DA serger
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Date: 8/22/12 2:11 PM

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You guys helped me get de-Elna-ized as well as helped me figure out the path to this Horizon.

Oh say it isn't so ...............

You will recover from this Janome phase of yours and come back HOME to Elna! I will pray for you......

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Elna 33C SP sm, Pfaff 1473 CD sm, Viking 6030 sm, Singer Sphinx 127 sm, Singer Lotus 127 sm, Bernina 830 Record, Nelco J A-38 sm, Necchi Lelia 515 sm
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Date: 8/22/12 4:09 PM

I'll come back to Elna when one of three things happen:

1. Janome puts as many features on the Elna as they do on their own brand counterpart.

...or...

2. Elna goes back to bein' Elna - independent & made in Switzerland and goes back to bein' a thing of beauty & precision and is a joy to behold. (Still feel that way about my 62!)

...or...

3. The Elna dealer in this town competes on price.



I don't see any of these three things happening.

And I couldn't be more pleased (so far) with this Horizon for the price paid. It's got a terrific bang for the buck, IMO.

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My projects (and life and times!) are on www.RipStitcher.com

Wish list:
Bernina 550QE (for it's cute little footprint)
Sashiko
Ovation serger
APQS George ... oh heck... go Millie!

2014: Sold the 7700 to make room for a 5.5mm machine alongside side my Ellie.
2013: Wow.. no real new toys - too much family drama!!!!
2012: New Elna Lotus for granddaughter, Red Elna Press, Horizon 7700, Gidget 2 Table, Babylock Ellisimo Gold
1970's: Elna SU62 & ElnaPress

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Date: 8/22/12 4:17 PM

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Well, as to the not trying to get sucked into another big shiny object for a few months---- so not going to happen for you. You will find something that just screams your name (if it has not found You by now...) and you will jump right into the deep end.



Pictures, we want to see finished pictures.



I know how the hunt went. You started out with machine A and then thought "I'd really like this feature and machine A does not have it" so onto machine B, then C, then D and through the alphabet you go. I did that too and so have many others. What amazes me is a few people do Not go through this. They just buy a machine and sew. I Don't know how they can do that! The HUNT is the FUN part.

Well... I kinda went backwards.

I looked at emb/sewing combos and it didn't take long to think this doesn't make sense.

So then I went after quality sewing machines.

And then the hunt was done being fun... because the pricing nonsense (at least here in Colorado) makes this worse than looking at cars, IMO!

That said, I did want a built in Dual Feed Gizmo... and I did pay attention to the differences in those. That was the main feature about the Janome/Elna line that makes more sense to me than others.... especially ruling out some others that don't even have it!

So after some personal stuff passes... I'll go round two and look at embroidery machines!

(In the mean time, I am gonna trade up to get the red Elna Press... that'll have to do for my "shiny object" obsession next month.)



But no.. I don't get how someone could just buy a machine and go to it... lol... this is such a delicate process! lol
-- Edited on 8/22/12 4:19 PM --

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My projects (and life and times!) are on www.RipStitcher.com

Wish list:
Bernina 550QE (for it's cute little footprint)
Sashiko
Ovation serger
APQS George ... oh heck... go Millie!

2014: Sold the 7700 to make room for a 5.5mm machine alongside side my Ellie.
2013: Wow.. no real new toys - too much family drama!!!!
2012: New Elna Lotus for granddaughter, Red Elna Press, Horizon 7700, Gidget 2 Table, Babylock Ellisimo Gold
1970's: Elna SU62 & ElnaPress

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Date: 8/22/12 5:29 PM

It was just a joke....

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Six Elna Lotus/Stella sm [kid's sewing classes]
Elna 33C SP sm, Pfaff 1473 CD sm, Viking 6030 sm, Singer Sphinx 127 sm, Singer Lotus 127 sm, Bernina 830 Record, Nelco J A-38 sm, Necchi Lelia 515 sm
http://leoladyshousecollectiblesandgardens.blogspot

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Date: 8/22/12 10:36 PM

Quote: Leoladysw
It was just a joke....

Sorry....

But in context, it was really hard for me to bail from the Elna I have in my bloodstream. I'm more bummed at the situation than you are.

It's all good...

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My projects (and life and times!) are on www.RipStitcher.com

Wish list:
Bernina 550QE (for it's cute little footprint)
Sashiko
Ovation serger
APQS George ... oh heck... go Millie!

2014: Sold the 7700 to make room for a 5.5mm machine alongside side my Ellie.
2013: Wow.. no real new toys - too much family drama!!!!
2012: New Elna Lotus for granddaughter, Red Elna Press, Horizon 7700, Gidget 2 Table, Babylock Ellisimo Gold
1970's: Elna SU62 & ElnaPress

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Date: 8/23/12 2:25 AM

COOL!

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Elna 33C SP sm, Pfaff 1473 CD sm, Viking 6030 sm, Singer Sphinx 127 sm, Singer Lotus 127 sm, Bernina 830 Record, Nelco J A-38 sm, Necchi Lelia 515 sm
http://leoladyshousecollectiblesandgardens.blogspot

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Date: 8/23/12 9:20 AM

What exactly is the red Elna Press you are talking about.

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I am a Quilter at heart. I love to play with fabrics, patterns and colors. Recently I have discovered I enjoy doing applique. I love making pictures. Using a sewing machine is much easier than counted cross stitch or oil painting for me. I enjoy landscape quilting as well. I am working on my first applique project in the spring of 2014.
Bernina 630, my main machine
Pfaff 2036, my class machine
Babylock Molly
Bernina 1200DA serger
Unique Sewing Cabinet 450L

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Date: 8/23/12 9:31 AM

Well I'm just happy you found a machine that you love, and is performing well for you!

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