Monday, February 20, 2012
Sunday nite & Monday morning snow
There were two embroidery machines on Ebay that I have been watching & I let the first one go last night. Probably because of all the problems I have had with this Brother PE-700II. . Now that I know it cannot be fixed I find myself in a quandary . I thought ok, I will let this one go & see how I feel about it?? Well, it did not take very long for me to discover a very interesting fact.
Without the embroidery work to make it article specific to what ever person I am making things for - - - - - I just did not want to sew? With no way to tell someone that I love them & that is is because of something I know about you & respect you for - ?????? I am not saying this for ANYBODY else- just my feelings.
I know of MANY of my friends who have just given their machines away or sold them -it was just too much trouble to them & I would be the first one to tell everybody that thinks about embroidery - it can be a nightmare. Each type of fabric seems to offer up its own unique set of challenges & you throw in all of the different tidbits of how you manage to pull a project off including threads , stabilizers, tension settings , bobbin problems & even if you think you have a machine that hates you-these things can all have an effect on your work.
I cannot speak for all of the machines as I have only had Two. This brother PE-700II which has broken my heart & the little Bernina Deco 650 which only does a 4 x 4 project & you have to us a Magic Box to get your designs into the machine . But, it is an excellent little machine.
I wanted the Brother PE-700II because of the ease of transferring designs from the Internet straight into the machine -plus, I wanted the larger design. Well, I got both of those wonderful features- But - they do me no good with a machine that cannot be fixed.
Well, that is just my thoughts for the day - maybe as the snow melts outside -the perfect answer will present itself to me .
So, enjoy your weather no matter where you are !
Love to all