Last weekend was very exciting for us. And by us, I mean me and Carter. After not so patiently waiting a couple of months for it to come in, my new sewing machine has arrived. The Bernina 750 QE. (If you follow me on Instagram, pretend to be surprised)
And Carter got a new box to play with. Win win.
Did I need a new sewing machine? No. My old Bernina was still doing great. But it was missing a number of things that you can’t get on a mechanical machine.
My grandmother passed away a couple of months ago and with the money from her estate we wanted to get something to remember her by. Something that 10 years from now we wouldn’t have to try to remember what we had used the money on. Something that when I look at it, I will think of her. For my other grandmother, it was the
grandfather grandmother clock that sits in our foyer. But we did not need two clocks.
We kicked around a couple of ideas, but nothing was perfect. So we did nothing. Then Derek mentioned a sewing machine. The one I had gushed about months before (the Bernina 750) but then promptly did not think much of because of the price and the “lack of need” for a new one. He is awesome.
It would be something that would bring me a lot of joy. And something I will use very frequently. Perfect.
Best husband ever.
I had loved my previous Bernina and when the new 7 series came out, I knew that’s what I wanted. There is a bit a learning curve obviously going from my old machine to the new one with all the bells and whistles. And with a touchscreen.
It is much larger (and heavier) than my old one. When we get to know each other a little better I will do a more thorough review of what I like and don’t like and specifically why I chose this machine.
What about my old machine? We thought about trading it in, but we decided to keep it and house it in the basement. One of things I do not like about sewing is how solitary it can be. Just me and my room. Carter has limited interest of playing in there and honestly with all the pins and rotary cutters, it is not best place for him. So my hope is to be able to do some simple piecing on old machine while he is playing in his area in the basement. And since Derek has already won the “best husband” award, the man room will now include a sewing machine.
And my old will be the machine I travel with to sew with friends. Which happens more often than I would have thought.
So if you need me, you know where I will be…