Tuesday, December 07, 2004

I have a brand new sewing machine!!!

I won the raffle!! Well actually B did, cause I wasn't allowed to enter. But I bought the tickets, and what does he want with a sewing machine anyway!!! He did ask the value and I saw the Ebay $$ flashing before his eyes, but there's no way I'm gonna let him do that! Sad part is I won't get it for another week as the exhibition has been extende (at no extra cost) and as Bernina (the makers of the sewing machine) were a major sponsor, the machine stays till the exhibition closes *pouts*

Just think of the bags I could turn out with this little beauty... don't really know what sort it is other than a low end Bernina - but hey, it's new!!!!

4 comments:

Marsha said...

A new sewing machine. Lucky you. I have been sewing on the same sewing machine for about 15 years. It actually came from a school that was selling their sewing machines from the home economics department. It is a solid machine, all metal and has worked wonderful but it doesn't have any of the fancy buttons that todays machines have.

arlee said...

Lucky girl!! A Bernina is a Bernina--even the "low end" ones are pretty wonderful. And a girl can never have too many sewing machines---i have 4 and a serger, and each one does different things and works for different projects. I still have my eye on one of those wonderful new ones as well....

Sophie said...

*never can have too many sewing machines!!!*

I think this makes 6!!!!!!!!!

I must clarify that one is a hand crank that I bought 'cause it looked great (actually I conned my brother into buying it for me at a market). Then there's my Janome which really doesn't like free-machining and keeps breaking threads and doesn't drop the feed-dogs. Next is the one that I bought 3 years ago primarly for free machining and is an old Myer Victor. One of those really heavy things that is no good to cart to workshops. THen there's another one similar that I bought at a garage sale for $8 (missing a few bits but goes OK), and my Nans old Elna that Mum brought down last week (haven't had a chance to look at it but it drops the feed-dogs)

And with all those machines I still had to borrow one from a friend for the majority of last year cause none of them really cut it with free machining (although the Janome did come through in the end when the borrowed one played up)...

So - can't wait to have a play with the new one to see how it behaves. Now where will I put it?... Oh well - it's time to move out of this little flat anyway!

Nicky said...

Lucky you! Bernina are a grand make. You can't beat that swiss technical expertise. Have fun with it!