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Introducing Princess Bernina

My Hello Kitty!  She is going for good on Monday!

My Hello Kitty! She is going for good on Monday! My Mother said she taught me to love sewing now I need a big girl machine! LOL

Hey Guys!

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:

This is the machine I came for, it is called Melody.

This is the machine I came for, it is called Melody.

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)

This is what the dealer showed me!

This is what the dealer showed me!  My Happy Husband said it “Screamed KERRIE!” to him.  

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!

Introducing Princess Bernina

Introducing Princess Bernina

Introducing Princess Bernina

Welcome home B!

Welcome home B!

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.

Bee comes with 8 feet, one of them being a walking foot set.  Also, a number of tools.

Bee comes with 8 feet, one of them being a walking foot set. Not pictured is he quarter inch foot is on the machine.  The foot in the case is a free motion foot.  Also, a number of tools.

This is a full shank foot.  It has a hole at the top of the foot that you match with the machine then you pull down a clasp and you are ready to go!  NO MORE SCREWS!

This is a full shank foot. It has a hole at the top of the foot that you match with the machine then you pull down a clasp and you are ready to go! NO MORE SCREWS!

I have not learned how to use this walking foot yet.  The Bernina comes with three classes that teach you about the features of the machine.

I have not learned how to use this walking foot yet.  I did not know the walking foot had three variations.  The Bernina comes with three classes that teach you about the features of the machine.

These are all the stitches and it comes with two fonts for creating labels for your quilt.

These are all the stitches and it comes with along with two fonts for creating labels for your quilt.

The machine also comes with a extension table and very bright lights.

The machine also comes with a extension table and very bright lights.

It also came with five bobbins, needles and spool pins.

It also came with five bobbins, needles and spool pins.

I actually got my machine on sale!  It came with a $100 notions shopping spree!  I attempted to spend wisely ;0)

I actually got my machine on sale! It came with a $100 notions shopping spree! I attempted to spend wisely ;0)

Bee also has a canvas cover.  It has three pockets, one for the extension table or books, one for the pedal & cords and one for the accessory bag.

Bee also has a canvas cover. It has three pockets, one for the extension table or books, one for the pedal & cords and one for the accessory bag.  I did not break the machine down for this picture but you can also see the knee lift.  I am unsure if I am going to use it.  Do any of you have a knee lift?  Do you use it? 

 

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!

~Kare