Friday, April 25, 2014

♫ Getting to know you ♪

Heather the Featherweight has been feeling tense lately and can't bring herself to form the nice stitches that I know she is capable of producing so I had to take her to her doctor, aka sewing machine repair.

I was leaving the shop, having a glance at the used machines, like I always do, when we made eye contact. My heart skipped a beat, a Bernina! I have never seen a  used Bernina there before. I had a talk with the owner of the shop and after heming and hawing and sniveling and whining and I don't knowing, she lowered the price to one I could live with. I called The Husband and begged and told him he never had to buy me another gift (something I assume he will forget before Christmas, hi honey!) he immediately said to buy it (which reminded me why I married him).

this is Princess



and this is Princess's wardrobe



Princess is her name and she is a Bernina 1080 Special and she was born in 1992 and I love her. She came with all original everything, and 12 feet, almost everything that I use on a regular basis, thank goodness, cause those suckers cost $$$$.  I will probably buy one of those clever adapters for short shank feet for the feet that weren't included. I will keep and continue to use my old machine as it does a few things that Princess doesn't.

I was able to justify the adoption of Princess as I haven't been thrilled with the stitch quality of the old Kenmore. The tension has been a problem lately as well, sometimes it is okay, sometimes not so much at all. Servicing didn't really help. And strangely, I only noticed now that I never named her, hmm, that says something, doesn't it?

It is so much fun learning how to use a new sewing machine. I am going to have a blast for the next few weeks. I will post again once I have a whole day off to play with her.

Don't you just love new toys?

So now this song is playing in my head, and yes, I know it isn't Julie Andrews singing.

10 comments:

  1. Welcome home to your new little girl! I know the two of you are going to get along splendidly. Have fun getting to know one another!

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  2. Princess is beautiful and your husband sounds pretty awesome too. Sounds like Princess found a good home with a happy family!

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  3. I did almost exactly the same thing after my Kenmore machine died; purchased a used Bernina.

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  4. aaaaaaaaaaaah that is so exciting!! i'm not jealous at all...really...

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  5. Lovely, Princess seems like a great addition with a lovely wardrobe.

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  6. I hope the hub forgets all about this purchase before the holdays! Have fun with your new toy.

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  7. It reminds me of my Bernina 1130 that wandered all over the world with me and finally found a home in Minnesota when I sold it on Ebay. No one was ever able to fix the light and a girl can't sew without a light! Yours looks like brand new and you will have so much fun breaking it and you into a real sewing routine!!!!

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  8. WOW, that is quite the machine! I love all of her goodies!

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  9. Hey Elle, I just nominated you for Liebster Award. I hope you're doing OK, long time no read...
    http://fitnottofit.wordpress.com/2014/08/08/liebster-award-nomination/

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