Sunday, January 15, 2012

Superbness



 Guess what I got for Christmas?


Yup.  I can make fancy stitches now.   
Not that I'll use them all the time, but you know- I can.
 I'm excited!  Don't be jealous of my truck stitch.

J and I originally went to the Bernina store but quickly discovered that they were all out of price range.  They had some basic Brother machines that were in price range, but I wasn't too impressed.  There weren't many features that I didn't already have on my $75 K-mart sewing machine. Not to say that they are not good quality machines, but I wanted a little flashiness.


I'm not knocking my old machine either.  It's sewed a tipi, a tailored a coat and has started upholstering a couch.   But I was ready for a few more options.  I wanted a few more choices other than straight or zig zag.   So we did a little shopping around town.  A little research on the internet and I settled on this one.  And since my old machine is a Singer, I already knew how to thread it.  All the functions are familiar, which is nice.  It came with about eight different feet.  I've been playing around with all the funky stitches even though I know they are not all practical.  I'm working out some tension issues.  The tension is much more sensitive than I'm used to.  But, I can tell we are going to be great friends.

J, thank you for the awesome gift.

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17 comments:

  1. Shiznit? haha! Some of those stitches are totally whoop-ass. Have fun!

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  2. Aren't new machines so much fun? I just got a new-to-me Pfaff from the '90s and I am still enjoying all of its fun stitches!

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  3. I am jealous of your truck stitches and you can't stop me! Fun machine!

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  4. A new toy to start the new year...it is going to be a good one!!!

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  5. So much fun! I'd be using those pretty stitches in everything for the next couple months! :) Enjoy!

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  6. you need to frame alla that shiznit!

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  7. Haha, thanks ladies! I knew you'd all share in my excitement. And my love of the truck stitch :)

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  8. You've got some awesome looking stitch options now!

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  9. Awesome! It looks very nice, and what a great array of stitches. May you have many happy sewing years together!

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  10. I love my old Elna, but oh, that stitchery is just so fabulous!

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  11. Oooh, I'm COMPLETELY jealous of the truck stitch! I noticed it even before you mentioned it too!
    What a fabulous gift, and I'm sure you'll have many happy sewing adventures together over the years!

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  12. Cool machine, what fun stitches!

    Your photos are always so imaginative. :)

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  13. Oooh! What fun. My Bernina 1008 has very few special stitches--pretty much only one. I'm jealous of your cute ones.

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  14. envious. i've got a zig zag, and while i've learned to manipulate it as much as possible, it's limiting--i mean LOOK at those! lovely. I know I'd be inspired...

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