Wednesday, August 29, 2018

COMING FULL CIRCLE - - -New Sewing Machine

I was thinking today as I ordered me a new sewing machine of all the machines I have owned.

My first machine in 1979 was a singer sewing machine (was when they didn't have the plastic parts).  It was a graduation gift from my parents, all of 90.00.

My second one was a singer as well but had a lot of stitches and was just a fabulous machine, still no plastic parts.  If I can remember correctly it cost us around 500.00 and at the time thought it was a mint.

That machine lasted me until I purchased a Janome many moons later.  It cost me 275, it was just the basic machine.  The salesman told me that that machine would do everything I wanted.  He was right.  There were no bells or whistles and I literally drove that puppy into the ground.

Next was a Bernina, and sorry, I was not happy with that machine.  It cost a pretty penny but it just didn't feel right.

My sister, Jeanette, introduced me to PFAFF.  Oh my gosh.  This was in Samoa 9 years ago.  I have owned seven Pfaff's since and one Janome Horizon.   I got rid of the Janome Horizon when I purchased another pfaff.

I have a Niche that I purchased at a garage sell that I let my little friends use when they come to sew.

I have a Pfaff, quilt expression 4.0 and have totally loved the longer neck and overall machine.

But....this gal is wanting a new machine.  It is time.

I went to the Janome dealership and said, all I want is a machine that will sew a straight line (which they all do) and the blanket stitch, of course, a longer neck.

So as you can see, I have come full circle, just want a machine that is simple to use and will be a work horse.

To get the longer neck you get the bells and whistles too....or at least most of the whistles.

I went on line.  Ebay, Amazon, the Janome site.  Then.....then it happened.

The heavens opened up and will have to wait to see what I get.....  I have to try it out first to let you know if I like it or not.

Sorry no pictures


Needled Mom said...

What??? How can you leave us hanging like that?

Gene Black said...

ARRRGH! You are such a tease.
I love my Janome 6600P.

Gisela Suski said...

Good luck!

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

Oh! Fun! Can’t wait to see!!

KaHolly said...

You are such a tease! My first machine was a used singer when I was in jr. High school. It’s long gone, but my second machine, a Kenmore, is still my faithful workhorse! I now have a Janome Horizon, too, and I love it, but I only Quilt on it and use the walking foot. Hope you’re happy with whatever you finally found!

muis 2 said...

Waiting in anticipation! lol

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Ok, I am curious. I wanna KNOW! lol. I'll be back.
xx, Carol

beaquilter said...

Funfun! I love my janome memory something, not home now so can't look. I always thought Bernina were overpriced and you're buying the service and hand holding which I don't need, now I've never tried one so maybe it's just cognitive dissonance! But how fun to get a new toy!

jmj said...

try a JUKI simple and I love mine