Anyways.... I've been in the market for a new machine for a few weeks/months now. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE my Janome 525s, but she's just a bit too small to do the projects I have planned. I have been doing A LOT of research on machines, and thought I had finally settled on one. My first choice.. a Janome 6500P. There is a killer deal on them on Amazon and with having glowing 5-star reviews everywhere I looked, I thought.. This is IT! Well, that was until this past week.
I did something I NEVER do... check out our local Craig's List. I typed in "Janome" to see what popped up and I was surprised to find a Janome 6500P for $600 (with loads of extras). I messaged the gal selling it and she quickly responded that it had sold an hour after she listed it.. she just never took the ad down :( Total bummer! I went back to the one on Amazon and was ready to pull the trigger. On Thursday I was ready to order it, but then decided to check Craig's List one last time. This time, only searching "sewing machines." It was then I fell in LOVE! A Viking Husqavarna Eden Rose 250C... practically brand new! I immediately contacted the gal selling it, crossing my fingers it was still available. She called me back within 20 minutes, and after chatting with her for a few... I was SOLD! Now it was just to convince Hubby :-)
All-in-all, it was a LONG but awesome day! The lady I bought her from was SOOOOOO nice and helpful! She showed me how to use her, gave me some really helpful hints considering this is my first Viking, and was eager to show me [I]her[/I] sewing room... let me just say I'm SOOOO jealous!!!
I've got her all set-up and ready to go! I'm starting the piecing on the Lattice Quilt for my aunt, and can't wait to give her a good workout :-)
Hope everyone has had a spectacular Saturday!
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