Member since 6/23/11
Date: 12/16/12 9:26 PM
Hello gals (I'm assuming mostly gals). I recently lost my Elna 8000 due to a bobbin winder failure and the inability of my repair shop to get this part. Even tho I have several other machines, I was left with a hole on my "garage" (sewing machine shelving unit), and a hole in my heart. Tonight I purchased a Viking 500 on ebay. I'm just posting 'cause I'm wound up and hoping I won't regret this! I hesitated to buy an older computerized machine, but I couldn't seem to stop myself. Is there a group for people like me? Or am I the only one?
Member since 5/28/06
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Date: 12/16/12 9:39 PM
You are not alone.
You've come to the right place.
Go ahead and share your anxieties here.
I can't share mine just yet as the issue has not been resolved, but when that day finally arrives, I'll be looking for the nearest soap box.
Dec 2012: 2 yards
Her needlework both plain and ornamental was excellent, and she might have put a sewing machine to shame. ~James Edward Austen-Leigh, about Jane Austen
North Carolina USA
Member since 9/25/03
Date: 12/16/12 10:43 PM
I bought an "older" Viking computerized model off of eBay recently and love it. It was my dream machine about nine years ago, but I couldn't afford it then. The eBay price was less than half of what the machine would have cost me nine years ago. I love my "new to me" Viking sewing machine! Congratulations and happy sewing!
Member since 3/7/08
Subject: New machine Date: 12/17/12 7:07 PM
Raises hand. I recently bought a Pfaff 2040, and I couldn't be happier. I never would have been able to afford it new.
Joe in New Albany, iN
Member since 4/19/07
Date: 12/17/12 7:35 PM
I bought an old Bernina 1090 on ebay...love, love, love it!