Wednesday, 8 July 2009
So here it is!
Oh Lordy, look what I bought. I can see that for some this may have provided a slight let-down as I think the arrival of new animals to the fold may have been what was expected, but for me this has been a long, slow journey. My previous machine has been virtually ground into the er ... ground, poor soul, and I have been aware for months - about six to be exact - that I would need to replace it, using it as a back-up machine for when I draft in help (for that read older child studying textiles and daring to be on holiday!).
Now, anyone who knows me would realise this would be a problem for me: I have little or no interest in technology, though I know my way around it when necesssary. Lights, whistles and bright, shiny metal do not feed my soul or cause me to crave desperately the newest of the new. I don't like flashy cars, can't understand why anyone wants to spend much on a TV with a big screen and don't get the point of the majority of gadgets. I am however someone who expects things to work, time after time, coping with whatever is thrown at them without throwing a wobbly; I expect this of myself and therefore expect it of my sewing machine!
This little beauty has joined my workforce after research - sooo much research undertaken on the quiet because I truly expected to decide it was not going to happen - fretting over how to afford it purely through the business, fretting over whether I would continue to gain new orders or if this would signal the end of the good times. Oh, you name it I fretted over it.
Finally, I had a two hour demo with the most wonderful lady. We went through every possible good point: automatic tension adjustment. Repeat - AUTOMATIC TENSION ADJUSTMENT!!!! That alone would have made me buy it as the main problem I have been having is with the tension. It can do so many things that I could possibly bore for Britain on the subject, but won't as it is almost time for baby's bath time and as Davey has taken Lucy to see a play of The Lion, The Witch & the Wardrobe, I am all alone with my sweet girl with a game or two to play before turning on the taps (plus there are only so many pictures I can take of a sewing machine, albeit one that purrs with Swiss precision & reliability, that will help me take my fast-growing business forward and which will most likely outlast me!).
Isn't she lovely? Sigh... x