by sebsews ( edited 20 Apr 2022 ) 20 Apr 2022

Every now and then I see a for sale of my very first sewing machine around 1970 it was a Viking with maybe 6 cams. Look what I found among my sewing drawers. Must be from 80/90's when I had my first embroidery machine. I remember being so excited! My first was a New Home 6000, I was so proud to make the little bag to hold the warranty, later traded for in for a New Home 8000 after 2000 I bought a Husqvarna not sure of the model, maybe 6000, eventually ending up with Epic 2. I had a scanner, and a black box but I think pic 2 was from a HV embroidery card, could be from scanner. I did not even know what stabilizer was, so none was used. I have had more machine than places I have lived LOL. Wow, we have come so far with machines and techniques. Thanks for listening to me rattling on and on. Hugs and flowers to all, Suzanna


by arisann 23 Apr 2022

Well all in all looking at what you made first in my opinion Not Bad! It is mind boggling to think how far machines have changed and some of the amazing things we can sew now.. A learning curve all the time. Thanks for sharing, lvhugs to you...

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sebsews by sebsews 23 Apr 2022

Thank you! I was proud of them but today if I made them, they would be very different,

by noah 21 Apr 2022

Great trip down memory lane indeed:):)

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sebsews by sebsews 22 Apr 2022

Thank you! I enjoyed it for sure.

by sonjapotgieter 21 Apr 2022

Wow!!!At Least have experince with all the different machines..Good learning them ll..

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sebsews by sebsews 21 Apr 2022

Thank you!

by 02kar Moderator 21 Apr 2022

What a rich history you have had with sewing and embroidery. Your interesting memories reminded me of my first machine which used plastic cams to make decorative stitches. How I loved that machine!

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sebsews by sebsews 21 Apr 2022

Thank you! I was 19 when I got my first machine, it had cams too. I was so excited.

by pennifold 20 Apr 2022

Hi Suzanna, I had a Husqvarna cam machine back in the 70's too it was a maroon red, I've still got it! I then bought over the years other Husqvarna Designer 1, quilter, SE, Ruby Royale and just recently the Epic 1. I'm a real Husqvarna lover.

I sold my big Brother Quattro Innovis II 6700D only last week after being on Buy, Swap and Sell (for 5 weeks or more) here in Australia to a lady from Canberra in the ACT (Australian Capital Territory). Fortunately for me our niece, husband and kids stayed here on Monday night and took the machine for me to the lady in Canberra as they live in Jerrabomberra, only 1/2 an hour's drive away from her. All round a great save.

Love Chris

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sebsews by sebsews 21 Apr 2022

Thank you! I love the HV too. Unfortunately, the closest HV shop is over an hour away. I have had several sergers too. Every time I upgraded, I would say "Oh I will never need another machine, this one has everything I would ever need". Ha ha! I truly believe I will not buy another machine. I do have the Brillance 80 I may be selling. Congratulations on the sell, sounds like both got a deal!

by worthy 20 Apr 2022

Want you to know how much I enjoyed your rattling on. Had a Singer Golden Touch and Sew for my first machine. It had plastic feed dogs that wore down on one side over time (my Mom had same machine with metal feed dogs) When I traded it in on my first emb (was a New Home 8000 also) I got the same as payed for the machine, thought that funny. Still have the 8000 and use occasionally, was told when took in for service (along with my other 12000 and 3500) that they would service but wanted me to make choice. The motherboard was going bad and could not be replaced, none available, and when that happens it will only sew a straight stitch. Almost afraid to start a emb design in case it decided to quit in middle of design. Have a number cards for it but again afraid to use. Just wish I knew someone with one that could use the cards. O'well, I see a new Janome has been introduced this week, but it or any other won't temp me to get new one. Age does put a end to a few things;-) Will hush my rattling ;-)

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sebsews by sebsews 21 Apr 2022

Thank you! We do rattle on about our machines. New Home was a good machine. Not sure if they still make them. You are right about age. I have enough machines and don't even look at the new ones. Now if I could only stop buying more fabric. I often wonder what will happen to everything when I am gone. Thanks for the rattling!

by pennyhal2 20 Apr 2022

Sounds that you are just like me...except I keep all my machines from the
Singer with cams (that I got when I was 14) to the one I have that does everything including the kitchen sink. When you are 75 having a machine that actually theads itselt is fabulous. Interestingly, each one has a feature that I love and "can't" part with. The problem I have now is that the "electronic" ones have circuit boards that can fail...and if the machine is old enough the boards can not be replaced. The next machine I get will not have a circuit board!

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sebsews by sebsews 20 Apr 2022

Good for you! I especially miss my HV SE. When I sold or traded in they were all in excellent working condition. No more new machines for me.

by dailylaundry 20 Apr 2022

I like the saying, "We have come a long way". My first machine only had a 4x4 hoop and it was a bear to thread!! And, I have learned so much about embroidery - actually, I think I learn something new just about every time I sit down at my much larger embroidery machine!! Hugs!!

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sebsews by sebsews 20 Apr 2022

I know what you mean. The cams were fun but not as much as my epic 2. Never too old to learn something new.