Sunday, May 12, 2013

Hello Beautiful!

After a VERY long and happy life, my old Singer went into sudden cardiac arrest and passed away in the middle of sewing a shower gift. Gahhhh. Panic. Fortunately my father frequents the Goodwill and it turns out that he had not one but two sewing machines in his "inventory." Yay!! But then, not, because unfortunately neither turned out to be any good. I dusted and oiled and sweated over the one that held the most promise, but in the end, it wasn't meant to be. Ummm, Amazon???  I took the recommendation of 79 reviewers, signed up for a free 30 day Prime membership, and less than 48 hours later this guy was on my porch.
                                                                The Janome HD-1000 

I was looking for the strong, silent type. Since I mostly just sew forward and backward, with the occasional zig-zag, he really just needed to be dependable. After many years of sewing, I know that for me, a $300 machine will get the job done as well as a $1000 one. So far, so good. He's attractive, quiet and not too fancy. I'm looking forward to getting to know him better. 

His first job was finishing this apron so I can get it in the mail...

1 comment:

  1. Very funny. I'm feeling all of that… the sudden cardiac arrest in the middle of a project, the relative with an "Inventory".

    May you and your new machine have a long happy life together.