Tuesday, 4 May 2010

What HAVE I done!!!

Nothing dreadful I can assure you, but very exciting and VERY expensive!

As I wrote some time ago I've been thinking of upgrading my sewing machine, and DH was all in favour, since I spend so much time on it. He thought I should go for top of the range, and didn't even blanch when I told him how much the really whizzy dizzy machines cost.

After much research I found my ideal machine (which just happens to be on offer at the moment at our local sewing machine shop) and the not-quite-so-ideal-but-I'd-be-very-happy-with-it-all-the-same machine. Talked to DH about them and bless him, he said I should go for the ideal all singing, all dancing machine. So, I got on the telephone first thing this morning (the poor chap at the shop had barely walked through the door) and placed the order. And it should be arriving on my doorstep sometime in the next 48 hours.

Oh, you want to know what I'm getting?












It's a Bernina Artista 730E. Gasp! It comes with the BSR foot (now that was fun when I tried it out at the demonstration) and an embroidery unit along with all sorts of other unbelievable goodies. I can't wait to try it out. I may not surface from my sewing room for some time after it arrives, so I'm off now to do some housework and a bit of gardening. I might even bake some biscuits for Christopher!

18 comments:

Amelia said...

Oh you stinker...you are going to love that machine I am so sure. No telling what kind of gorgeous items you are going to make now. There will be no stopping you...in fact Christopher may not see you for days as you try out all the "bells and whistles" on that unit.

Do tell us your adventures and show us pictures.

jabblog said...

Congratulations and many happy sewing hours :-)

Kay said...

You do have a dream of a husband. When I saw your post title, I figured that's what you were up to. I'm so happy for you and I'm all for it. After seeing all the incredible sewing you've done so far, you deserve this. I know you'll put it to constant amazing use. Yae!

suz said...

Congratulations! You definitely have a special husband!

Karen said...

Now that's a big treat. I have the Quilter's Edition Bernina. I did not think I would be getting into all the machine embroidery so I passed on the one you are getting. Be sure to take the lessons so you can experience all the machine does.

Janet said...

I am soooo jealous. I have a Bernina 440 and love it. You have an awesome husband. I can't wait to hear about and see all the lovely things you make. Have fun!!

Lynn said...

Hurray for you! I've said it before, but I think your husband is a keeper. I guess the next several days will be taken up with getting acquainted with your new friend!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Your husband...he's a keeper! What a treat to order a new machine with all the bells and whistles...look forward to hearing all about it!

scraphappy said...

Oh my goodness. That is so exciting. I can only imagine the absolutely fabulous works of art you are going to be turning out with your new machine. You will be amazed at the possibilities that await. I am so excited that you got exactly what you wanted. YEA!!!!

Jo in TAS said...

How exciting! I love new toys.
Enjoy getting to know it!!

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

You
Will
LOVE
it!!!!!!!!!!!

Anita said...

Congratulations on your new sewing machine. How long before it arrives so you can play with it? Looking forward to seeing what you make in the days to come.

Joy said...

Woohoo!!! How exciting :o)!!
You're gonna have SUCH fun :o).
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Gretchen said...

I'm so happy for you!!!! What a wonderful new machine and what a wonderful husband :) I have a Bernina 440QE. I am sure you are going to create some fabulous projects with your new "baby"!!!!

Bec said...

Congratulations Amanda! What an exciting purchase! WOW!
How did you come to choose Bernina and that model??? Sorry for being nosey but I think I would find it very hard to decide and was after some insight.... How long till it arrives????

maria said...

Lucky you. Have fun with your new toy!

Heckety said...

I think you'd better bake more than biscuits for him- I think you'd better cook about a months' worth (at least) of freezer meals for him to last until you come out of the sewing room!!!!
I hope its all you hope for, and I wish you HOURS and HOURS of pleasure with your new machine!

Candace said...

congratulations, I know you'll love it. I have a Bernina 1130, over 20 years old, but hasn't given me a moment's trouble (knock on wood).