Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Southern Oregon
Tarp: OES, WB
Insulation: Crowsnest, Leighs
Suspension: Webbing & Buckles
New sewing machine
My wife brought home a new machine yesterday. A Janome 6600. It looks (and costs) like it's a good machine. Either way, maybe it's time to learn how to use one of these things!
It's only an addiction if your trying to quit
First... bulid a hammock stand for the spare bedroom. If she even _thinks_ you have messed up that machine you will be in the dog house for quite a while.
That said... you really can't do much to mess up a quality machine like that unless you do something _really stupid_. Learn the basics and let her watch over your shoulder until she is confident that you will not destroy her baby. That Janome is an excellent machine for "sewing". It is way overkill for "making gear". But that just means you get to ignore a lot of bells and whistles. Have fun.
I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.
"Bless you child, when you set out to thread a needle don't hold the thread still and fetch the needle up to it; hold the needle still and poke the thread at it; that's the way a woman most always does, but a man always does t'other way."
Mrs. Loftus to Huck Finn
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