Hi ladies (still pretty sure there’s no guys here!)
I’ve had a fairly eventful 2 days so thought I’d pop in and update you all, I think I’ll do it over a few posts today though or you’ll be sick of me!
First off “The Beast”, which is my loving name for the monster of a sewing machine I now have, is rocking my world. She is a Jenome Horizon 7700 and she was made to kick quilt butt!
A little background is needed here.
When I was a dinky dot of a girl, I used to go to my Nana’s house (mums mum for anyone not familiar with the term Nana) and watch her magically whip out pretty dresses, PJ’s, dressing gowns in fact anything my little girl self could want, on her sewing machine. I have distinct memories of getting told off for skipping with her measuring tape! This outstanding lady had the patience of a saint and eventually taught me to sew on her magical machine. She never worried I’d sew my fingers together (unlike my mum who still panics when she see’s me sewing :D) or flipped out when I broke a needle (wrong stitch and foot combination – still do that!) She just calmly pointed me in the right direction and sat next to me while I spent hours sewing up dolls clothes or little lavender love hearts…can you guys tell my Nana is one of my all time bestest people?
Anyway she ended up gifting me that machine about 18 months ago and it has been a little work horse. All of my quilts to date have been pieced and quilted on it and she loves seeing them, which you know gives me that warm fuzzy feeling 🙂 So here is a pic of my much loved “New Home” machine
|Yes if you send a business card or anything like that with bee blocks they go on my happy wall, I’m such a geek!|
Now while I love this machine she is loud! Stick a walking foot on her and it will wake up the neighbours, hence the tea towel under her, she also doesn’t have much throat space for quilting and lets face it she was getting quite cantankerous in her old age. The latest habit was changing stitch programs while I was sewing, I’d start a seam in straight stitch and finish it in a zigzag… interesting yes, helpful no. So it was time to retire her and upgrade 😀
|Obviously this is a new toy for ‘Bella|