Well my new year got off to rather a sad start. I decided that to have 3 sewing machines was a little over the top and really cluttered up my sewing space and heck, what good does it serve to have sewing machines packed away in a cupboard. So a sweet lady from Botswana was the first to answer my advert. I cleaned it up and gave it a good oiling in the hook - not that it wasn't cleaned and oiled regularly - but quilters know the fluff from batting that gets caught in the bobbin area, gave it a very loving stroke and sent it on it's way...... She (not it) has given me many years of happy sewing and helped me get back into quilting after a break of a few years. I started off my passion of free motion quilting on her and produced I'm told, some very beautiful work.
|Feather quilting for 2012 Free Motion Quilting Project|
|A quilt I made for my Mum|
This was I think, the last quilt that I made on my Bernina. It was for my old Mum for her 90th birthday. She has it on her bed every day.
I know she will be loved by her new owner who will also have many happy hours of sewing.
I have another sewing machine - an Elna Automatic that I've had for 46 years, being a gift from hubby when we got engaged. She still sews beautifully and I use her for piecing when my new machine is set up for free motion quilting. She has been used by daughters and daughters-in-law but is now my precious stand-by in case of need. She has great sentimental value as the first garment I made on her was my wedding dress! Mmm I should actually take a photo of it (wedding dress); will have to find it!!
So goodbye faithful Bernina......
Thank you for visiting today. Now to get started on fulfilling my set goal!