I bought it!

Today I bought the second-hand Aurora 440 QE from an online shop! YES!!! It
just had to be, and I hope the 1390.- are well spent, and it'll be here
soon. As for sewing, I'm working on a pattern for a cap/hat for me and now I
know why Kate doesn't do hats. ;-) Much as I'm longing for working with the
crinkle chiffons from last year and this year's sale, I am resolved to
finish that project first so that next winter won't catch me with nothing to
wear on me head in the bitter frost. I'm doing it all by myself, just using
a pattern for a headband as a starting help. You'll fee it foon, once I've
managed to put my teef back in; fofe defktopf are harder fan one might
exfpect fem to be.
U. ;-)
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Ursula Schrader
You with a new 440QE brings to my mind Mr. Esther's sweet little Aunt Georgia. Her husband was an Oldsmobile dealer and always drove the newest with the most bells and whistles. Aunt Georgia was only 4'8" and kept an open driver's manual on her lap so she could take on whatever new gadgets the Oldsmobile makers could produce. That said, prepare for enough bells and whistles on the 440 to keep you entertained for a long time. And, I reckon, you may need to drive with the manual on your lap for a while. The cute little pictures/icons on the 440 don't mean diddly to me. The needle up/down button looks like a bullet with ^v beside. To get to the very beginning of a fancy stitch, the button has what looks like a dark sail with a dash up at the top of the mast. To advance to higher numbered stitches than nine, first you punch the dark sail with the # beside it. Somebody's notion of logic but not mine. It is okay to tack post-it notes all over the machine until you get comfortable. Or forever. Polly
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Polly Esther
"Polly Esther" schrieb im Newsbeitrag news: snipped-for-privacy@mid.individual.net...
Nothing wrong with using the driver's manual, even if it's forever. Mind you, if I haven't used one of the older machines for a while, I need the manual to thread the bobbin correctly. Well, I use it, just to make sure. ;-) Hey, I'm not too proud to use a map (unlike a former lover of mine who, young, inexperienced and wanting to impress me, his slightly older conquest, ventured into Cologne city in search for a pub where some event was to take place. It was dark, it was cold and he was determined on taking us right to the doorstep of that pub in a labyrinth of pedestrian areas and one-way lanes. I said I didn't mind walking a few steps but he drove and drove until he drove me mad and I told him to get us home straight. I was cultivating a bitchy attitude at that time, since I had just left behind a very unpleasant relationship; so much for my excuse. But that is an entirely different story.) Anyway, I was so impressed with the power of that machine, going through four layers of denim that I just threw overboard all my doubts concerning me using all those bells and whistles in my life. But then, I hope that I still have a couple of good years left to take the machine to its limits. Or the other way round; who can tell. ;-)
U.
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Ursula Schrader
I made my first school/church dress at age 9, some 70-years ago, as I've mentioned several times before. I always keep the machine manual near the machine when sewing, especially now that I am aging just a bit.
Emily
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Emily Bengston
Right!! Some of us are "ripening." LOL!! Maybe that explains these strange brown spots.......
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Pogonip
"Kate XXXXXX" schrieb im Newsbeitrag news: snipped-for-privacy@brightview.co.uk...
YES! Yes, that's me! Whew, I thought something was wrong with me, but now that I know it's just the natural process of ripening... ;-)
U.
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Ursula Schrader
"Pogonip" schrieb im Newsbeitrag news:4d4fd19e$ snipped-for-privacy@news.bnb-lp.com...
Never mind, as long as the filling doesn't come out... ( like this:
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Ursula Schrader

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