Yes. I have a new sewing machine!
No wear marks on this one, yet. But I’m working on that!
So, how did this all happen? Didn’t I blog not so long ago about how happy I was about my old machine??
Well, several months ago, I wandered into a Bernina agent in Angaston, in the Barossa Valley, on a weekend away.
I came away with brochures. Looked at brochures, thought about prices. But didn’t go any further than that.
At least, not I.
Instead, I sourced a new presser foot for my old Elna and put my Janome in for a service. I did wonder why He Who Cooks suggested that getting my old Janome in for servicing wasn’t urgent and could wait until I had time off after Christmas.
It seems that He Who Cooks took a lot of notice of those brochures.
On Christmas morning there was a large box under the tree that hadn’t been there the night before. Well the size of the box didn’t necessarily mean anything, because He Who Cooks is known for surprises and misinformation. But the weight gave it away!
It was a Bernina 380.
It’s now happily installed in my sewing “studio” in between my Elna sewing machine and Elna overlooker.
There’s still almost enough room for the Janome when she returns from servicing… but I’m not sure what I’d use her for?? Top-stitching or different thread?
The Elna is still in use for invisible zips because I don’t have that foot yet for the Bernina. And my niece is coming tomorrow for her first sewing lesson. So having more than enough machines for one seamstress is a good thing, isn’t it?!