There's been a new addition to the family.
Meet our newest member:
Today, I was unable to go to work because I was feeling poorly in the morning, so when I felt a bit better, I decided to step out to find something to eat. I passed by the charity shop near my house to look for any thing I could use for our upcoming house renovation. I managed to buy two picture frames which I thought were interesting, and which I could repaint. Then I saw THE Bernina. I don't know much about Bernina machines, but I know enough to know that they are the best on the market. I currently own a Pfaff sewing machine and overlocker, but if my pockets had been deep enough, I would have gone for a Bernina. That said, I just had to have this one.
I had the guy selling at the shop test it, and it seems to work fine. I also noticed it had recently been serviced, and was up for more servicing in about 9 months time. Not bad!!
It comes with no manual, and only only one presser foot which says "3" on it, which I assumed was the straight stitch foot. However, I checked online, I found out it was the buttonhole foot.
Not to worry! I said to myself, surely its only a matter of buying a straight stitch foot and a zipper foot. I have just looked at the Bernina UK website now, and if I was not already ill, I swear I would fallen ill. The price for a straight stitch presser foot at Bernina is £28. Not funny. Even less funny, is the price of the manual, which is £11 . I have not even bothered to look at the zipper foot. I imagine it will be around the same price as the straight stitch foot. Needless to say I am not as excited as I was when I just bought it.
I still think I had a bargain though, because I paid the princely sum of £39 for this machine. So if I buy a presser foot for £28, it won't be that bad.
Does anyone know anything about this machine? Any advice? I know Karen has a Bernina, which I must admit filled me with so much envy when I saw it( sorry Karen).
I won't even be able to use it anytime soon, and I am still trying to find an excuse to give to Mr. Dibs for its presence in the house. For now though, its securely wrapped in a bin bag, under the table. He won't think to
look at it. And if you are wondering why I am writing about the hiding place on here, rest assured, Mr.Dibs does not read my blog. I used to moan about him not taking an interest in my blog, but today I begin to see the wisdom of him not reading my blog.
Take care everyone, and have a nice evening.