Wednesday, January 5, 2011

There's a New Pony in the Stable...

Or No Good Deed goes Unpunished...I couldn't decide which title I liked best.  I knew when I gave that guy the sewing machine that good karma would follow me! Let me introduce you to the newest machine in my fleet...the Janome Coverpro 900
She didn't quite look like that when we first met. Last night I was checking Craigslist (like I always do) and there was an ad for a Janome Sewing machine for $75.00. No I don't need another sewing machine and I usually don't pull up every sewing machine ad I see. The ad title was pretty generic, but when I pulled it up, it said Janome Coverpro 900.  Be still my heart! I have the Evolve, which converts to do great cover stitch, but  how nice would it be to have a stand alone machine so you don't have to switch back and forth between operations? I could hardly sleep, I was so twitterpated! The man had bought it from the Goodwill for  $130.00 and said it worked great, but I was suspicious.  Would it have major tension issues? What's the problem? When I got there, he had it all set up and I could see some samples that didn't look too promising. She was filthy dirty and had tape and even the Goodwill price tag still on. He had it somewhat threaded, but I had brought thread and fabric to test. He said "go ahead, try it out". It didn't stitch well and the reason was he had quilting thread in the lower looper and the other thread was not much better. When I changed to my thread, she came to life! The people were real nice and asked me to stay and have a cup of coffee and watch Jerry Springer with them...I politely declined, paid them the $75.00 and got the hell out of there!!!  A little cleaning, new needles and she's now stitching like a dream.  And it looks like the binders I have will work with her too. Here's the first string lineup:
Yay team! Now back to work...I need to mix up the bread for dinner and then back to work finishing up Colt's bear sweat suit, the giraffe top and the perfect made for me leggings.  More on that later!

14 comments:

Rita said...

Color me jealous!! I have been wanting a Coverpro for years but have been unable to find one I can afford.

Congratulations!

KID, MD said...

So jealous!! That is an amazing deal. Nice work!

Ivalyn "Tee" Jones-Actie said...

Wow, so jealous too! Great deal. I better start looking at Craigslist. LOL

Linda said...

You got a great deal. I bought the Coverpro 1000 at a good sales price but no where near your deal!!! You will love it, it just takes practicing and some adjusting to get the beautiful coverstitch. Like you, I have a serger with coverstich functions but so much easier to have a coverstitch machine. Nice way to start new year!

Anita (Summer Gypsy) said...

Congratulations. What an amazing deal.

A Sewn Wardrobe said...

Wow, congratulations!

CarlaF-in Atlanta said...

Whoa! I am so happy for you. What a deal! I'll start looking on Craigslist in my area. Have fun.

gwensews said...

Wow! What a find! Even if you'd had to watch Jerry Springer for it, it would be worth it!

Kristine said...

Woo hoo!!! Congrats, what a great find! That's how I got my Coverpro, and that's how my sewing table looks, too! But there's the Brother PR-600II at the end! Have fun...

Sewfast said...

Thanks everybody...I had a productive night with her last night! Christine...if I panned the camera around the corner to the left, you'd see my Babylock EMP6. I am sew blessed! :)

Summerset said...

Lucky you! That's a great find. I've got a CP1000 and it is fabulous for knits. Once you get the tensions just right it will be great. What's nice is to be able to go right from the serger to the coverstitch with no switching, except for possibly the cones.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

What a fantastic find! Karma really does come around.

catspec said...

How cool! Nice find! ;) I liked the part about staying for coffee - HEY - they were nice. :)Isn't it amazing how nice the machines look after a little cleanup?

Barbara said...

I have the same machine and love it. Unbelievably nice to just move over (you and I have almost identical sewing areas) and do it when you need to coverhem. Enjou,