by pennifold 10d ago

Look what’s arrived!!!! Have some lessons next Wednesday as it’s the only afternoon I’ve got free. It’s the Husqvarna Ruby Royale. The large box is the embroidery arm and some hoops. Looking forward to having a go at it. Love Chris


by dragonflyer 9d ago

Sweet! So happy it has finally arrived...can't wait to see what you do with "her"

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pennifold by pennifold 9d ago

Thanks Kim, me too! I want to make a handbag, but I've been so busy recently babysitting the family as kids have had ballet exams, aerobics championships and sport generally. I've also been doing a Youth Group on a Sunday afternoon and had to go do a Special Ministry training day for lay people last Saturday. Thankfully Trevor is flat out working too so it's all working out well. We've also had all the windows replaced in the front of the house and one back one and I've got a guy coming here in about an hour to give us a quote on Plantation Shutters. Can't wait! I also want to get a Skylight in the kitchen. The days are full! Love Chris

by hightechgrammy 9d ago

How Fun! A new machine for creating all your ideas. Don't you just love the smell of a new machine!

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pennifold by pennifold 9d ago

Hi Jan, yes, it's got such a crisp clean smell. Something akin to a new car! Love Chris

by sewpam 10d ago

How exciting!! In no time it will be your new best friend.

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pennifold by pennifold 9d ago

I do hope so Pam - it's funny too 'cause most of my friends love to sew! he he he. Love Chris

by kustomkuddle 10d ago

How awesome. I love my Ruby! Couldn't wait to get it out and start playing. Had to wait 3 weeks for the lessons. Couldn't believe that some of the women in the class hadn't even played with it. Go figure. Have lots of fun with your new machine.

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pennifold by pennifold 9d ago

Oh! that's great to know someone on here as it too. I'm so looking forward to seeing what it can do. Love Chris

by lilylady 10d ago

Hope you have lots and lots of fun. Going to be great to see your projects!

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pennifold by pennifold 9d ago

Thanks so much Sandy. I will have to put on my thinking cap and see what I can do. Love Chris

by airyfairy 10d ago

Wishing you many happy hours of sewing.

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pennifold by pennifold 9d ago

Thanks Sarah, as we are coming into Springtime, one does feel more inclined to do something, well I hope so! Love Chris

by lbrow 10d ago

Oh so proud for you Chris. Can't wait to see the awesome things you turn out. Love you!

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pennifold by pennifold 9d ago

Thanks Miss Lillian. I'm hoping to be making a new handbag, I've got the pattern and the fabric, just need to get the machine set up. Love you too! Love Chris
P.S. Hope you are doing o.k.

by sdrise 10d ago

Congratulations!!! Hope you have loads of fun!!! How exciting to get a new toy too!

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pennifold by pennifold 9d ago

Thanks Suzanne, yes it's always a thrill getting something new isn't it? Love Chris

by basketkase 10d ago

How fun, Chris...…….must feel like Christmas!! Enjoy!

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pennifold by pennifold 9d ago

Thanks Vicki, yes, it's come early he he he! Love Chris

by mrskiki 10d ago

How much fun you are probably having!! Congrats on the new baby. Do you have a name for her yet? Hugs. Nan W

pennifold by pennifold 9d ago

Hi Nan, no I haven't as yet. Because Ophelie's middle name is Ruby, I think I'll just stay with that as it is a Ruby Royale! Love Chris

mrskiki by mrskiki 8d ago

I called mine Ruby Love. You can steal that one if you want!

by sewdeb 10d ago

Oh, what fun! Congratulations! May you two have many happy years together!

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pennifold by pennifold 9d ago

Thanks Debbie, I do hope so. The old one lasted me about 15 years. Love Chris

by Smokey12 10d ago

Congratulations on a new baby. Leave lots of room for the big hoop and enjoy all the new things you can make with it. There is nothing more exciting and intimidating than a new machine. :)

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pennifold by pennifold 9d ago

I hear ya on that! It's going to be sitting on my Horn sewing cabinet, so I hope she will be fine there! Love Chris

by graceandham 10d ago

Happy for you. Have a great time digging in to new learnings and projects.

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pennifold by pennifold 9d ago

Thanks Betsey, I'm looking forward to it. Love Chris

by mops Moderator 10d ago

After the Designer1 the Ruby was easy to use although there are a number of differences. I guess the Ruby Royal will be equally easy. Just unpack and get going!
The larger frame will take up more space than you are used to. I don't use the largest often so yesterday it bumped into some cones of thread.
No harm done as I was only using the placement arrows at the time.

Have hours and hours of stitching fun with it!!

pennifold by pennifold 10d ago

Thanks so much Martine for your input. I'm looking forward to having some fun with this machine. I had years of fun with the Designer1. Love Chris

mops by mops 10d ago

I skipped the lesson and got an extra discount.
I especially love the placement feature. Nothing beats connecting in the software, but if you have to combine split designs this feature works wonders.

by killiecrankie 10d ago

Have fun.If it is anything like the machine I bought a few months ago ,you'll need another free afternoon to unpack it & set it up. So much packaging,at least the boxes were given to GD who should be moving into her new house at the end of the year.Also you might have to rearrange your sewing room to fit it in.

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pennifold by pennifold 10d ago

Hi Judy, the Husqvarna will sit on the sewing table where the Brother is at the moment and then I'll put the Brother back on the cutting table where it sat before. So I don't need to rearrange the sewing room. Love Chris

by crafter2243 Moderator 10d ago

Ooohhhhh, A new toy. Have fun

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pennifold by pennifold 10d ago

Don't you just love new toys? I can't wait. Love Chris

by barba 10d ago

Congratulations on the arrival of your new baby. You will have so much fun and hope you have many joyful years of stitching. Hugs and blessings, Barba

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pennifold by pennifold 10d ago

Thanks so much Barba. I hope it will be similar to the Husqvarna Designer 1 which I previously owned. Love Chris