Unboxed it is beautiful! And the tension is perfect! That is worth the money I paid for it right there! Oh, I am loving it! (Keep your fingers off, Charlene! I see you drooling over there!)
So I figured out how to thread the thing, easy. And I actually got the needle threader to work, like the 12th time I tried. But it is the only machine that has ever worked for me, so that is a good sign.
Here is the front view, looks like it is on Broadway, all lit up with New York in the background!
Here is the front panel with all the buttons. I tried to read the "instruction" booklet, but that was little help. So I just started pushing buttons and figured out most of what I needed to know. Each of the 160 stitches is programmable in multiple ways; length,width, frequency of repetitions, width between repetitions stitch length. Some can be mirrored.
And, even though the lady at the store said it did not come with an extension table, it does. A nice one that fits in my roller. The hard shell cover has places to store things, although it may end up being duct taped closed if it keeps falling open..........
Then there are three alphabets, upper case, lower case and Cyrillic I must learn Russian soon. I did my name but I must not have taken a picture of it.
First stitch I did was of course the little doggies! Can you believe I have a dog stitch? This machine was MEANT for me! LOL.
I would work a stitch then I would make Frank look at it. I would do another one, and make him look at it. He was just watching a rerun of Big Bang Theory for like the 11th time, so it was not like I was interrupting him or anything.
But I looked over and saw this going on on the sofa:
So I decided to give him a break from the hard work of actually being excited about my new machine, see how exhausting it is?
Now I need something to sew..........I wonder how it sews through leather........Shades of Grey!