I had a new sewing machine three years ago because DH managed to, by accident, to knock my old one off my desk with his briefcase he was carrying! It was a pure accident but I had had my old machine since I was about eight so it was a real loss. The old machine was metal and so when it landed on the tile floor it really did not fair well!
Fortunately it was covered on our house insurance so when I went to buy the replacement I took my old book into the store and said I wanted my new machine to do everything the old one did. They recommended the Janome range and it is a great machine. This is before I started quilting.
Obviously it is a sewing machine and I have managed to do some lovely things on it but really struggled to quilt anything bigger than a cot size quilt on it. So when we went to the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham there was a huge Janome stand and DH said lets have a look! One thing I didn’t have on the new machine which my old one did was an extra long table. I have looked at the accessories but you could not buy a table for the machine I have.
Of course you can get tables for the specific quilting machines!!!! So DH asked one of the sales ladies to give us a demonstration of the quilting machines and they had three of the big ones there. They all did the same with just a few differences in amount of stitches etc. So he said we would have the middle priced one and that was it! My new machine was coming home with us!!!!
Since it has arrived and I have unpacked it, I haven’t had chance to play yet and the anticipation is killing me!! We have been so busy with Eldest and all his celebrations that I haven’t even unpacked the things I took away with me. However this weekend I am determined to get something done. I have lots of things to finish and start so need to get a move on.
One thing I did get done is the Pin It pincushions for the Pin It Blog Hop which begins on September 10th. I will be posting the schedule up soon and as with all of Madam Samm’s Hops this one is going to be great.
So a Huge Hug and thank you to my Darling Husband for spending his pennies on me!
Have a Marvelous Monday!
(PS The filming went well last night for Eldest and he is in the action! When we know more about the film I will let you know!!!!)