Monday, October 19, 2009

Christmas in October: a New Sewing Machine

I meant to post this yesterday, but time-management got the better of me!  As I mentioned in my last post, I bought a new sewing machine a couple of days ago, and I'm already in love with all 18 pounds of her.   Here's a photo:

I looked for quality, not quantity of stitches this time.  I went to a  Bernina dealer looking for an older used Activa 130 or 140.  I found a 12-year-old machine, for an exorbitant price in my opinion, that only had a few years left on the standard Bernina 20 year warranty.  However, the dealer was having a one-day super sale, which meant that I could have a new machine for a couple hundred more dollars, with free classes, free service for a year, and all of the Bernina warranties on parts and ciruitry.  I now have a new Bernina Activa 220 and a petite Arrow sewing table!  I received my Christmas presents early, thanks to my Dear Husband.  He's a sweetie!  I'm really excited, as now I have a tiny little nook upstairs in which to craft.  No more sewing at the dining table!

She sews wonderfully.  Any wobbles and mistakes in the decorative stitches are totally user error this time!  She doesn't have a name yet...I'm thinking that something of Swiss-German origin would be appropriate. Any suggestions?


  1. helga comes to mind! Congrats on your new sewing machine! I have one but i haven't used it yet :( I think i'm too scared too! LOL.

  2. Helena, definitely;)

    Very pretty! I have a Brother that's just about on his last legs; he has a habit of sewing after I take my foot off the pedal, which can be a pain in the butt. Someday, when I'm rich and famous, I'll get a really great industrial machine . . . and while I'm dreaming, I'd also like a pony;)
    Thanks for the follow, BTW. I love vintage, so I'll be reading!

  3. What a great machine. She looks like she can do some great work with you! What about Heidi? :-)


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