I have been a little absent on this blog lately. And I am really behind on emails….and commenting. Sigh.
But this would be one of the reasons why.
A new (to me) Bernina. Isn’t she pretty?
Not planned, but when you hang out with people who sew and are in the know these things happen.
You see when my friend and fellow KCMQG officer Jaime mentioned that they had gotten some pre-owned mechanical Berninas in that were in great shape, I got really excited. Granted you probably think I am crazy for wanting to give up a 25 year Kenmore that my mother bought for the purpose of hemming uniforms and dance costumes and caused much cursing in the craft room. But I admit it that I wanted it. However, we had just gotten back from Italy and I decided that it did not fall into the “need” category. I just would not think about it.
But then a week later my friend Lauren emailed me. She had taken the plunge. She could not stop raving about what an amazing machine it was. And Lauren is a persuasive and hilarious girl (not to mention an talented fabric designer) so I knew that I had to go see it at least. You know just to look at it.
And I will admit it was amazing. And I have a birthday coming up. So Jaime helped my buckle it in the back seat and it came home with me.
So I have been playing with it (and not blogging) ever since.
Of course, to go with our new machines we made a trek out to a great fabric store in Lawrence. Fabric stores make me happy. Especially when you have a good machine sew with.
The one downside to this whole thing? I can no longer blame my sewing inadequacies on a crappy machine. Which I did frequently and now the truth will be out. I guess I will just have to get better. And hope that my friends can help me in that department as well…..