Our sewing machine shopping trip was a success! Here I am with my new toy, a Bernina Artista 730
Notice the tiara? They were giving them away with the purchase of a top-of-the line Bernina because when you turn it on you feel like a Princess. At the price, those should have been real diamonds! I have to admit I was struck breathless by the price of the machine, but also by the generosity of my husband in agreeing to the purchase. But this machine does everything. I was a little surprised last night to find that it hadn’t traipsed into the kitchen and done the dishes. Maybe I just haven’t found that program yet. It’s a little overwhelming, though, trying to make it do all the things it can do. I definitely need to go in for the classes that come with it. The shop’s an hour away, off island, so I think I will wait until spring when our weather improves and the days are longer (yes, that is more snow you see out the window).
Here is a rather shadowy picture of my first embroidery project:
I see lots of cute little jumpers and dresses in Izzy’s future! Needless to say, I will most definitely be knitting from my stash this year (and maybe the next). All yarn purchases must now come to a sceeching halt! I did manage to get in one last yahoo at Marilyn’s, using up some store credit from my punch card:
That is the Terra Firma colorway – I definitely need more brown socks in my wardrobe. I’m off to play with my machine before getting ready for church. This is another busy week, with work, class and volunteer training. Hope I can fit some knitting and sewing time in!