Monday, 29 June 2009

New Toy


I have a new friend.......

...................I think I will called him Bernard, Bernie for short. I don't think that I have ever told you of the frustrations I have had with my old machine. Which was really not my old machine...it was only about 5 years old at the most....but I have NEVER liked it. But as you know sewing machines cost a lot of money and it is very self indulgent to just say you don't like it and get a new one. So I have persisted.......for around 5 years. Let me tell you when my husband came home from the accountant with the message that I HAD to buy a new machine BEFORE the 30th of June....well, I needed little encouragement and began a search for the perfect machine. (Or as close to it as possible) I have heard many many tales of the wonders of the Bernina Aurora 440QE, and so far they are proving all true. I did have my sights set on the Bernina 820 (google it, it will blow your mind) but the budget just didn't stretch that far just at the moment. But having said that, when it really came down to it....there were only 2 features on the 820 that I really coveted and they were not worth an extra $4000. (If you are interested they were a built in walking foot and a 10"throat.) I am battling along with the Stitch regulator foot: I am told practice makes perfect when it comes to free motion. (Thank goodness I just got a new bolt of calico.) I have a couple of quilts here that I am itching to get onto, I guess I will get to the point where the calico will get boring, LOL.
BFN

4 comments:

Gene Black said...

I looked at the 820 when it first came out. Lovely machine, but I can't see paying the price of a low-end automobile for a sewing machine.

ozjane said...

Congratulations......That extra throat length is tempting but I
am sure we can get around it.
Have fun with it.

Handmade by Mai said...

Congratulations it's a great sewingmachine (Ihave it too). I also wanted 820, but is expensive.

Jackie said...

Congrats! I'm looking to buy a new machine too and this is one of the one's I'm looking at. Would love to hear how you picked this one and you're enjoying it so far!