Subject: Trade Me Auction: 32420204 JANOME COMBI DX Overlocker
Date: Sat, 6 Aug 2005 19:03:03 +1200
I'm so glad to have won this sewing machine.
My Mother taught my brother and I to sew on a Singer Treadle when I was 7and I've been sewing ever since.
I've had a Janome Combi for 15 years and loved every minute of it. Actually I sold my favourite saddle to buy my first one (my exhusband didn't like horses). Once I had started making all of my childrens clothes, I thought I needed a whizzy overlocker and new machine. I traded in my Combi and hated the two new machines in the first two stitches. I wanted to trade them both back in on my Combi but it had already been sold. Luckily we rang the main branch in Wellington and they found out there was only one left in the country - and we drove to Wellington to get it.
That's the one I still have today.
Over the years, my mother has learnt to love it too. When she left her second husband and came to live with me, she did a lot of sewing and seemed so much happier. She got into another relationship, then I moved away so she doesn't have access to it anymore - or me.
My mother has been losing interest in life lately and I know that her own Combi would spark something in her.
Of course I can't help but fantasise that I could take Mum on a surprise adventure to pick it up.
Her favourite sister, who she hasn't been able to visit for many years (and who isn't too well) is also in Hamilton and the surprise to both of them would be moving.
But I walk and bus everywhere, and live in Wellington so could you please tell me how much it will cost to get it sent to my Mum's in New Plymouth - a surprise on the doorstep will be just as meaningful to her.
I look forward to hearing from you.
and thanks again
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