|Me and My Honey 2003|
|Opening My Singer|
So, obviously, I married him.
Meanwhile, I learned all that I know on my new machine, creating a ton of projects from kid's clothes to curtains. It was dependable, light and very simple to use. And one of my favorite all-time Christmas gifts. Thank you, honey!
So, flash forward to this weekend and my Singer of 12 years throws in the towel, just as I was about to start the quilt for baby Leo. Jammed gears and no ability to reverse join the tension control that gave up months ago. I consult my Mom and she concurs, it's time for a new machine. Oh joy!
A few years ago in New Jersey I took a sewing class and used a Janome machine. It purred like a kitten and was so much easier to drive than my old Singer. I knew then and there that if I was ever going to need a new machine, I'd try for a Janome.
Could I have waited a few days and shopped around? Sure! But I knew what I wanted -- a non-digital, simple machine that had a few more fun stitches for quilting. After reading some reviews and a quick web search for a Janome dealer in my area -- and I was heading over to Lake Villa after picking Leah up from play practice. They had a MyStyle 100 and it was on sale.
The salesman helped me thread it and walked me through the simple gears and stitch options. I even traded-in my Singer for a cleaning/tune up for my new machine next year. What a great little sewing machine!