I know, I know. I sew on a sewing machine. Smart alecs. What KIND is more of what I’m aiming for, and I’m kind of excited to share, because it’s my first “grown up” sewing machine EVER! I did sew on a Brother PC-210 and it did me right for so many years, but it just wasn’t able to hold up with the amount of sewing that I did, and the layers. That machine was the first that I sewed on, and I loved it so. Here it is after giving it’s life for me. Bobbin holders were broken, you’ll see a mason jar with my thread in it in the background. I loved this machine. This machine loved me.
Mr. Houseful decided to come into The Quilters Trunk with me and he let me show him some Bernina sewing machines that I just knew he would roll his eyes at. Like clockwork, he did. He HOWEVER told me that if we COULD get a new sewing machine, he would rather I have the B790 instead of the B580 that I was looking at because of the harp space and turning large bags around. I married the sweetest guy – one who ‘gets’ sewing, but still makes it sweet when he says no.
That’s not the end of the story though. He surprised me with the much coveted, much lusted after, much revered Bernina B790 last week, and I could give him babies for the rest of my life. Seriously guys.
This baby is beautiful. So beautiful that I didn’t even try to make this an artsy shot. It deserved a straight out of the cell phone share because, gorgeousness. I’ve sewn a couple of things on it already, and I’m loving getting to know it well. I will say though, the threading of the needle almost made me feel less than for a bit of time. It’s not an automatic threader like my Brother machine was, and for a minute, I felt like I was getting the aristocratic version of a nose-thumbing. I finally got it after changing out the needle, and while I still fumble a bit, I can do it!
My first LARGE project was completed on the machine, and that was a quilt for Lil’ Miss. She doesn’t know it’s for her, because I was supposed to be done with it LAST YEAR. Better late than never though, right? It’s the Darcey Quilt made from Riley Blake’s Owl & Co. I started this project in October of last year, and finished the entire top and started quilting it, but became frustrated with the lack of harp space on my machine, and the fact that needles kept breaking on my plate.
I FINISHED THE QUILT TOO! I’m so proud, and have been smiling non-stop since! You’ll get to see my finished piece on next Thursday, but until then, link up a post showing what you sew on. It doesn’t have to be a post specifically about your machine, but maybe one with a photo of your machine in your background. OR if you don’t sew, show us your knitting needles, your crochet hooks, or even your Cricut! We’re craft lovers over this way!