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I enjoyed listening to you while I was making Thanksgiving preparations. It was good to hear from you.
Are you going to share a photo of your loot bags?
You made a comment about how the twins are now 4 years-old and that you still call them your babies; I use to refer to my daughters as “the little girls” until they were like 5 and 6 years old. Since they were only 17 months apart they seemed like twins at times and with my son being 6 years older than my oldest daughter that was the title given to the girls.
I was so happy to hear you got the house and I loved the podcast!
I’ve been listening to your podcasts for about a year now and really enjoy them. Happy Birthday to the twins!
I’ve been thinking about what you said about not knowing if Bernina sewing machines live up to the hype. They are very, very expensive I know, but part of what you pay for is reliability.
My mom got a Bernina 830 in 1972. It has only been in the shop twice. Once for a cleaning and once to have the brushes replaced. (She really ought to have it cleaned more often!) She is a garment sewer, not a quilter. She said she thinks she paid about $500 for her machine and sewing table. These 40 year old machines now sell for $600 to $800 on e-bay.
My Bernina 1160 is about 15 years old. I have only had it in the shop to have it cleaned three times. The only part I’ve ever had to replace is a light bulb.
My machine was not top of the line when I bought it, and it doesn’t have the automatic needle threader or thread cutter, both of which would be nice to have.
Sorry, this isn’t about the latest podcast. I wasn’t sure how else to get in touch with you. I’m considering asking for either a accuquilt or one of the other scrapbooking cutting machines for Christmas. I want to cut fabric though for applique. I think you have both. What would you recommend? I remember the podcast you did where you could download all sorts of patterns to cut out. What type of machine was that for? I love all your podcasts, and I’m sure I’ll like this one too. Are you asking for anything quilty for Christmas?
Ooh – so glad to hear your podcast whilst sewing/quilting today! I love my Bernina 430 QE. I find the stitch regulator to be a magic bike. I call magic bikes “rocket shoes” as the rocket shoes my parents bought for me for Christmas in the late ’50s did not make it possible for me to jump over fences as advertised! So – love my machine, don’t use or love the SR, and have never gotten the embroidery unit out of the bag. Sigh – maybe someday. Good luck on the next move. You live in a beautiful, colorful part of our country.
I just finished podcast #57 (just found you a month ago and am catching up) and in my class when I illustrate “X” I use xolo. Ok – I know they are not the cutest dogs, but they are kind of cute. My students like them. 🙂 PS – pronounced “zolo.”