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No more sewing machine recommendations

Postby Babbman » Tue, Dec 12 2006, 08:18 PM

ok, I've had it... as soon as I get something fixed on my old Viking, something new breaks. and I cannot get the tension to work properly... I'm not dealing with it anymore...

I decided to go ahead and just get something that WORKED...

So, I present, my new Viking Emerald 116

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Purchased from Jo-Ann fabrics... and I got it for $80 off the regular price....

I left them with my excitement for kites and a card also... the woman who sold it to me was fascinated and said that her husband was interested in kites also...

BTW, Chris, if you were the one who was in the Jo-Ann fabrics at Fox Valley, the woman is still looking for you to come in and buy it...

C

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Re: No more sewing machine recommendations

Postby Chris » Tue, Dec 12 2006, 09:07 PM

Very nice :up: does it have that new sewing machine smell? :rotfl
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Re: No more sewing machine recommendations

Postby Babbman » Tue, Dec 12 2006, 09:10 PM

Chris wrote:Very nice :up: does it have that new sewing machine smell? :rotfl


I cannot smell anything... I have a cold thanks to my wife refusing to NOT kiss me while she had hers... :rotfl


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Re: No more sewing machine recommendations

Postby Mike » Tue, Dec 12 2006, 09:27 PM

Sew, whatcha going to make first?

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Re: No more sewing machine recommendations

Postby Chris » Tue, Dec 12 2006, 09:40 PM

:shock: :rotfl :rotfl
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Re: No more sewing machine recommendations

Postby Babbman » Tue, Dec 12 2006, 09:41 PM

Mike wrote:Sew, whatcha going to make first?


The circoflex (?)... then a gigantic rainbow spike ball!

Next, I have to get my tape supply from 3M to bake up one of those ribbons that spins and sings...


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Re: No More Sewing Machine Recommendations

Postby TheBigKiteGuy » Tue, Dec 12 2006, 11:46 PM

Babbman wrote:
Mike wrote:Sew, whatcha going to make first?



Next, I have to get my tape supply from 3M to bake up one of those ribbons that spins and sings...


Oh no! Please don't say that you want to make a hummer! I have always avoided kites with hummers until I was given a large Hashimoto half bee / half cicada. Satoshi Hashimoto is (was?) a master kite builder from Japan. Unfortunately I have not heard from or about him for a few years. The bee / cicada is crafted from rice paper and bamboo that has been aged for more than 100 years. It does have a hummer and this may be the only kite I own that I will induce me to fly with one. I like the sound for ripstop rustling quietly in the wind.

Hummers - Just say no.

Hoping that I misunderstand what you want to make :-)
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Re: No More Sewing Machine Recommendations

Postby Babbman » Wed, Dec 13 2006, 04:10 AM

TheBigKiteGuy wrote:
Babbman wrote:
Mike wrote:Sew, whatcha going to make first?

Hummers - Just say no.

Hoping that I misunderstand what you want to make :-)


Hummers.... no..

It's called a skybow...

http://web.archive.org/web/200306040358 ... os/skybow/

pretty cool


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Re: No More Sewing Machine Recommendations

Postby TheBigKiteGuy » Wed, Dec 13 2006, 09:44 AM

Interesting, I have flown non spinning ribbon arches many times, Pete Dolphins owns two that he sometimes makes into one giant.
But I have never seen a spinning one at any of the festivals that I have been to, Call me cynical, but it makes me wonder about durability and flyability. I will have to make some inquiries.

I have often thought about trying to make a ribbon arch, but I have hesitated as I have been told by a very good kitemaker that they have made multiple arches from the same plans and some fly and some did not. At the scale I would like to make, it takes a LOT of fabric and if a master kitebuilder can not say why an arch could not fly, it gave me pause.
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Re: No More Sewing Machine Recommendations

Postby Draftnik » Wed, Dec 13 2006, 09:51 AM

Looks like a great machine! Congrats and good luck with it.

That skybow is really interesting. I can't wait to see that!
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Re: No More Sewing Machine Recommendations

Postby denverberry » Thu, Dec 14 2006, 06:13 PM

Mike wrote:Sew, whatcha going to make first?


Will it make soup??? Sorry about you being sick man, my wife has been ill for about a week and a half now, and she says it's getting better, but I just hope it's gone before next week when I see her.

Great machine though. Whatever you make, just have fun...
Good Luck With That. :up:
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Re: No more sewing machine recommendations

Postby Babbman » Thu, Dec 14 2006, 09:32 PM

so far, the most fun I've had was just watching the sewing ladies reactions to me asking them to show me a machine... their reactions on what I was going to sew were mixed. One lady just started crabbing that some guy was in a while ago who wanted to make kites and promised to buy a machine but never came back... the other was fascinated and asked for a card and more information.

The 1st lady was just plain strange. I asked her to show me a low end machine. She said that she had just sold the last one so I asked her to show me the next one up from that. She sat me down and went through all the functions and when I asked the price?... $899... I was like... for what? All I need it 3 different stitches! So I went to another Jo-Ann fabrics that had the low end in stock and took the floor model for $80 off the regular price... THEN, the crabby lady called me the next day to tell me that she got one in for me. I told her that I don't like to wait and bought one from another Jo-Ann fabrics...

Good Lord, it was like a microwave in my ear listening to her and my brain started to bubble.... I hope my cell phone recovers...


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Re: No more sewing machine recommendations

Postby Frodos Majik » Thu, Dec 14 2006, 09:44 PM

:rotfl :rotfl Got to love it!!! :rotfl :rotfl

I SO love ALL the weird/strange and wonderful looks we get when they find out that us GOONS want to sew and what we are going to sew!!


:roll: :rotfl Cant we ALL just get along?!! :rotfl :roll:
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Re: No More Sewing Machine Recommendations

Postby BANSHEE » Fri, Dec 15 2006, 02:37 AM

No hummers Al? Damn, there goes your Christmas present, I made one for your trilobyt.

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Re: No More Sewing Machine Recommendations

Postby denverberry » Sun, Dec 17 2006, 12:56 AM

Babbman wrote:~~$80 off the regular price~~

~~and my brain started to bubble.... I hope my cell phone recovers...


:rotfl You said it all when you said you SAVED EIGHTY BUCKS! That's a BIG sack of groceries man... If you read in the manual for your cell phone it will show you a picture of the OFF button, :rotfl and if not you can always use a backup sewing machine... :up:
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