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New Kid on the Block

3.25.2013

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)

new Bernina 750 QE

And Carter got a new box to play with.  Win win.

new Bernina 750 QE

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.

new Bernina 750 QE

It would be something that would bring me a lot of joy.  And something I will use very frequently.  Perfect.

Best husband ever.

new Bernina 750 QE

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. 

new Bernina 750 QE

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.

new Bernina 750 QE

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…

7 comments on "New Kid on the Block"
  1. totally jealous! it is huge! what a nice way to remember your grandmother.

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  2. Your Grandmother would be so happy to know that you'll think of her each time you sit down to sew. Congratulations!

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  3. Wow Jenny... they look so 'techy'. I'm still at the "I can sew a button on damn good" phase and pretty sure I'll be here forever. Thank god for etsy. :)

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  4. Love the new look of your blog and love that you have been posting more often!!!!

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  5. Jealous also...I have been lusting after this one. Need to sell one before I can take the plunge. Have fun!

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  6. Hi Jenny, I to am a new owner of a 750! I have had it for about 1 month...it took me a bit to get use to also..but WOW, it is well worth the effort. I pray you enjoy yours as much as I have mine!

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  7. I hope to be you by the end of the year. My fantastic 1008 is a champ...but ohhh baby 750 is just a dream. How do you like this beauty?

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