Remember how thrilled and happy I was when I got my last new sewing machine? I loved that thing! Looking back on it, I didn’t sew all that much really. Sure I made a blanket or two but no machine quilting. And I did sew a lot of Chris’ uniforms, a lot. But considering I had it for about a year and a half (since it was in storage for half of this year) it really did not last that long. It broke a few weeks ago by clunking and making a horrible noise – after the noise it would not sew at all. Sure the needle moved and the material would go through it like it was sewing, but once the material was taken out the pieces would just come apart. I was at a friend’s house and she said it was probably the timing.
When my last sewing machine broke my Mom said it was probably just best to buy a new machine if it was the timing since that can’t always be fixed and since it could end up costing a lot. So into Target we walked and off the shelf into the cart the machine went. I didn’t want that again since it broke so quickly. A sewing machine is an investment and one I want to have for many years.
My friend Shannon (see her new quilting blog at angelic quilts!) just bought a Janome 6600 – it is so nice! It is a great machine that is perfect for her because she is what I call a hard core quilter. She had a lot of quilts she was working on for Christmas gifts and several others in progress or that she just wants to make. She even has more fabric then my Mom – which I wasn’t sure was possible.
Secret project on the machine!
I got a Brother 450 at a local sewing center. It is so nice! Everything works on it easily, it comes with tons of stitches and it isn’t as heavy as my last machine. It also came with an extended warranty and the shop will clean it for free during the first year (I think just once, but that’s okay with me!).
I started on the secret project tonight and will keep you posted. 🙂