Guess I better post something - just because...... Had a very busy week last week so not much time spent in the sewing room. I have managed to get a couple quilts quilted and that's about it. I was in a thrift store on Sat. and ended up purchasing a used Viking machine with the intention of giving it to my 16 yr old GD. It's a 1980 electronic machine with plug in cassettes for decorative stitches. Only a couple problems - the reverse sewing doesn't work - therefore many of the decorative stitches don't stitch out right and the biggie - the stitch length regulator doesn't work. I'd guess it's probably sewing 20 stitches to the inch. So, all in all, the machine is usable and I don't feel like I wasted my money but will give my GD the choice of whether she wants it or not. With that tight a stitching, she may pay real close attention to her sewing - I know I wouldn't want to rip out something that tight :-) DH mentioned taking it into a Viking dealer to have it serviced, but I know the Viking dealer will charge $79 for a basic maintenance and frankly, I could buy a new machine for just a bit more than that and have a warranty, so maybe GD can use this for awhile and then have a better idea of what she would really like in a machine.
Okay, hope everyone is being more productive and creative than I am :-)
til next time,