Friday, 31 July 2009

Well, What Did I Buy?


Soooo, you all thought I was buying a new sewing machine aye? Well, that would be a nice idea, wouldn't it? No, I just bought some new needles for my old machine...

and some new spools because you just can't have enough. And since I was in the shop, I thought I might as well buy this...


aaaahhhhh!!!!!!!! You were right!!!!!!!


A new, very flash, very fantastic, very speedy, very clever, very amazing, new sewing machine. A Bernina Aurora 440 Quilters Edition sewing machine no less! Oh I do love my darling husband so veeeery much!! Isn't he a sweetie for buying my this? It's not even my birthday. I wonder if I will be getting a present this year? Mmmm. Who cares!!!

Oh my goodness, it can do everything I wish it to. Well it will when I actually work out how to use it. I was all ready to show it off last night and all I got were flashing symbols. Wow, really amazing! Not!!

I got there in the end after referring to my computer disc that came with it. Just as well really, as the manual really didn't explain too well.


Look at the lovely case to house all my bits and pieces. Cute little drawers, dinky holders for the spools and tiny cubby holes for the needles. Oh it's all so cutie cutie.

It has a nice panel that tells you what you are doing, providing you actually know what you are doing!

A huge extension table for my quilting. See the sliding ruler for getting my edges just perfect? Actually I have no flippin' idea what it is for but I'm sure it must be jolly useful. Do you see my new walking foot?!! Quilting, here I come!

And some sewing, well stippling mainly. Not bad for a first time is it? It really shows what a fabulous machine it is, if this is what I can do without ever trying stippling before.

I guess I'll have to get on with my first quilt now and finally get it quilted.

Now a couple of you have asked my where I bought my lovely fabrics from. Here we go...

Now all I need is a bit of time to play with my new toy. Too busy yesterday, too busy with the supermarket this morning, too busy this afternoon taking the girls swimming, so it will have to be tonight I guess.

Nearly forgot to tell you. I also received my first ever parking ticket while I was in the sewing machine shop! I guess I had only one thing on my mind, and it wasn't the 10min parking sign. It could have been a lot worse, as I only got charged for half an hour over-staying, when in actual fact, I was there for well over an hour. I win!

11 comments:

sweet emmelie said...

ooh, you're a trick!! you lucky wee thing you

Manka said...

Oh, wow ! WOW ! and again wow!!!....

Itlooks it's a very clever sewing machine..
I can't wait seeing the beautiful things you'll make with it!
Happy quilting !

a big hug:Manka

Michela said...

Wow! It is an enormous sewing machine..I've never seen something similar!
Well, I wish you a long and pleasant trip together along the Quilting Way..!
Happy crafting!

Lululiz said...

Hand me that box of tissues, please, I am crying, waaahh, boohoooo, you got a new sewing machine! And I am sooooo envious!! Actually, lol, I am not, because I wouldn't have a clue how to operate anything that complicated, lol. I am really very very pleased for you and I look forward to seeing pics of loads and loads of new quilts, dresses for the girls, cushions, wall hangings etc etc etc. So get on with it, girl, lets see some!

Country Nanny said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! It's wonderful!!!! It's amazing!!! It's stunning!!!
Its a dream comes true!
What a sweetie husband you have!!
Happy sewing!
Elisa

Floss said...

But can't that machine go to the supermarket and take the girls swimming for you? It does look as though nothing would be impossible for it!

The first attempt at quilting is lovely. I can't wait to see what comes next..

And yes, Son 2 know perfectly well that his photo was going on my blog. He's an exhibitionist...

Stephanie said...

Congratulations!!! A parking ticket is so worth it when a new sewing machine is involved.

Lululiz said...

Oh Saaaaaaaaaaarah, I forgot to tell you earlier, I have been tagged by our dear friend Floss, so of course I am passing the tag on to you! Its a really easy one, don't worry, still got plenty of time for sewing, honest.

Cindy said...

That is one kicking it looking machine! I can't wait to see what comes out of that baby! I always like to pick up a new machine with my needles

kwiltmakr said...

Oh I am so excited about your new sewing machine. You will love your Bernina. I like mine a lot, best machine I ever had. And your stippling is great, I am just now learing to free motion quilt. I bet you have the stitch regulator with yours. Mine is too old for that but that is ok I am thankful I have a machine.

RED PEPPER QUILTS said...

Oh oh green with envy here! This machine is definitely on my wish list, would love to hear how it is settling in. You are ever so lucky!

Rita