Friday, March 5, 2010

It must be my birthday!

not really, but it's a good Family Guy line, and it's how I felt this week because I got myself this!

A new sewing machine! JoAnn's had a great deal on sewing machines (free shipping on top of sale prices for all machines!) and I decided that I deserved to know the bliss of drop in bobins and electronics - all the stuff that's totally basic on machines these days! I've been using a Kenmore that I got back in either high school or college - I can't even remember! I have the original that I bought back then, and also my grandpa's that my mom bought him because we liked ours so much. They're still fine machines, but mine needed to be repaired (it decided suddenly to only sew backwards!) and I decided that maybe just getting a new one was the way to go! Of course I'll keep the old ones as backups, but this one is so cool! Look at all these nifty stitches it does!

And it can sew with or without the foot control - just pushing the button for starting and stopping is way less difficult than I thought it'd be. I also got a set of presser feet designed just for quilting - it has like 9 different feet - including a walking foot, which was the one I totally wanted. Sorry if you don't care about sewing, but I'm excited as all get out!