Judy blogged about me (well, about Husky :-)). Husky caught her eye at retreat. For those of you that don't know the story, here goes:
Husky is a Husqavarna 990 SLE. He was made in the 80's and was the top of the line machine at the time. He is an early computerized model. The "S" was the second edition of the 990 and the "LE" means that it is a "Limited Edition". In fact, this edition was so limited, that it's gold! Well, not real gold, but gold colored :-). The normal 990's are navy blue.
This was made for the store owner's wife, but she did not like it. My mom happened to be the right customer at the right time when the store owner sold it :-).
A few years ago my now-retired mom decided to join the crafters' group at the local hospital. They make all sorts of crafts to sell in the hospital gift shop and at the annual "boutique" every November. Proceeds benefit the hospital (such as the valet parking service there). My mom decided to upgrade machines to a brand-spanking new embroidery & sewing machine. Rather than use Husky as a trade-in, she gifted him to me :-). Husky has now been to retreats or classes in 4 states!
I found this site that gives a brief history on the 990 SLE.
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