This has been an eventful week! On Sunday my Hello Kitty Janome started acting crazy. I was in the process of quilting and the bobbin kept acting up. Then the bobbin winder would only wind half of the bobbin. Well this was not the first time I have had problems with the machine since getting it, so on Tuesday I called Janome about my warranty. The sweetest lady said, “Ms. Porter, we will fix it for free but you will have to pay $40 in shipping or you can get it repaired in Atlanta at one of our dealers and pay for labor.” Ummmm that’s not free! She then suggested for me to call the people I purchased the machine from. I did and they gave me a FULL credit! How amazing is THAT!
You all know I went to the Expo last weekend and was thinking of a Babylock. Well I went to the (no where near Atlanta) Atlanta Sewing Center to check out the Babylocks in person. While I was there, the dealer showed me this:
I really liked the Babylock. It came with 14 feet and a table attachment. I felt like this machine was practical and it also came with a case/cover for travel. I am really an accessory girl at heart! I have always wanted a Bernina, (a Bernina is on my Quilting Wish List on my Pinterest board) but never thought it was in my price range…well people it was! Once I told the lady I wanted the Babylock she was like, ” I would really like for you to look at a Bernina.” I said okay and after she showed me two Berninas she had me demo the 350 Patchwork Edition. It sewed effortlessly! Then she said, “If you like this machine, we have it in a special edition. It has hand painted flowers on it.” I am really a sucker for graphics too :0)
After seeing the machine, I went and got the Happy Husband. He was impressed that the Bernina has a steel frame because he knows I can be a little clumsy! Safer for the machine, I guess! Any who, I had to wait until he made the final decision. He saw the machine on Wednesday and finally said I could get it on Friday. Oh Joy!
Here are some pictures of me unboxing it!
My Happy Husband grabbed the manual and helped me unbox it. I swear he read through the whole book. He is capital A-Amazing! Here are pictures of the accessories.
Well guys, I am just the happiest girl in the world right now! There are really no words. I am so happy that I have a great machine that can help me further progress in my sewing. If any of you have Berninas please tell me how you feel about your machine! Also, I have a lot of Janome bobbins if anyone wants them let me know and I will pop them in the mail for you!
Until next time, Sew Pretty!