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 well.....you 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