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From: kiwisewinggirl
Date: 07-17-2007, 07:14 PM (1 of 12)
Hello from New Zealand,
I have loved and enjoyed sewing for years and came across this site when doing some research on Coverstitch machines. I have been looking at getting one for a while and finding a site like this has certainly helped. So a big thankyou to everyone for their information and comments. I look forward to reading more posts and getting to know you all. Thanks again
User: kiwisewinggirl
Member since: 07-02-2007
Total posts: 2
From: vickki
Date: 07-17-2007, 07:53 PM (2 of 12)
Hi and welcome from Canada,glad you joined the group..Here you will get lots of info so ask away someone will surely know the answer....Vickki
User: vickki
Member since: 08-21-2005
Total posts: 374
From: lendube
Date: 07-17-2007, 08:34 PM (3 of 12)
Hello and welcome!

Just heard all about the floods in your country. Horrible. Were you affected?

This is a terrific group of folks. Hope to see you here often.

User: lendube
Member since: 08-06-2006
Total posts: 1548
From: AngelaH
Date: 07-17-2007, 08:36 PM (4 of 12)
Hello and welcome Kiwisewinggirl. I spent 6 months in NZ in 2004/05- such a beautiful country. Lovely merino wool fabrics and some very creative uses for possum fur! The fashion design industry there is pretty impressive for a relatively small country. I have a (made in NZ) jacket and a couple of skirts I brought back that are so unique, I want to try and copy them once I improve my sewing skills.
What kind of sewing do you do?
User: AngelaH
Member since: 07-10-2007
Total posts: 5
From: cshortsew
Date: 07-17-2007, 09:46 PM (5 of 12)
Hello and welcome to the group.
Projects Completed in 2007:
Sewing: biscuit quilt, 7 baby dress sets, piggy pillow, 7 baby pants, eyeglass holder, purse, 5 baby outfits, toddler dress set
Crocheting: red purse, piggy slippers, sweater shawl, 5 pr. sock trims, 89 squares, baby sweater, 2 afghans, toddler harness, baby poncho, baby dress
Other: 14 Autism pins
Works in progress:
Sewing: toddler overalls & shirt
Crocheting: vertical stripes afghan
User: cshortsew
Member since: 06-28-2006
Total posts: 380
From: temom
Date: 07-17-2007, 11:01 PM (6 of 12)
Welcome! This is a very friendly, supportive group of people. I'm sure you will like it here.
User: temom
Member since: 01-19-2007
Total posts: 410
From: PaulineG
Date: 07-18-2007, 12:51 AM (7 of 12)
Hey - welcome from Australia.

Look forward to seeing you around.
User: PaulineG
Member since: 09-08-2006
Total posts: 901
From: IsabelleB
Date: 07-18-2007, 06:14 AM (8 of 12)
Hi and welcome, kiwisewinggirl! Looking forward to knowing you as well. :bluesmile
Sewing blog: Kitty Couture
User: IsabelleB
Member since: 10-25-2006
Total posts: 265
From: esrun3
Date: 07-18-2007, 07:18 PM (9 of 12)
Welcome to the group-glad to have you join us!
User: esrun3
Member since: 12-02-2004
Total posts: 2345
From: MartySews2
Date: 07-19-2007, 08:25 AM (10 of 12)
Hi Kiwisewingirl, welcome to the group. Brother makes a pretty good coverstitch machine as does Pfaff and Bernina. Do write back and let us know what you buy. Inquiring minds want to know:wink: Also, check back often and tell us about your sewing projects.
Marty :cool:
User: MartySews2
Member since: 05-03-2007
Total posts: 293
From: kiwisewinggirl
Date: 07-21-2007, 07:12 PM (11 of 12)
Thanks everyone for the lovely welcome. I have not had a chance to get back on here for afew days, so it was a lovely surprise to see the replies.
Lennie, where we live we did have the storms, they changed it to a catergory 2-3 cyclone. It was not very nice, but we had minimal damage luckily. I feel for all the others that had floods and trees damage from the wind. We had flooding back in March as well but this storm I think did as just much damage if not a bit more because we had strong wind as well as rain.
Angela, glad you liked our country. The companies that produce the wool and possum products are certainly producing some beautiful garments and accessories.
I have been sewing since I was quite young, starting with dolls clothes and moving on to make my own clothes. Now I have a hubbie and 3 boys to sew for and I love making things for them (but the boys are getting older and more fussy now). I also enjoy sewing for family and friends.
The most frustrating thing is not enough time to do do more. But I try to make the most of it when I can. Thanks again
User: kiwisewinggirl
Member since: 07-02-2007
Total posts: 2
From: yoyomom
Date: 07-26-2007, 09:05 PM (12 of 12)
I love my 936 serger from Viking and it does a wonderful coverstitch. I am sure you will find the best one for you! Leslie
User: yoyomom
Member since: 07-08-2007
Total posts: 11
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