Here is my new baby! We have been spending a lot of time together, as you can imagine. She was on sale and I could not resist. My trusty Pfaff which I bought about ten years ago has not been very cooperative lately. My new machine is a Janome Memory Craft and it is a dream come true! I paid about what I paid for my Pfaff way back when. Sewing machines sure have improved since those days. I have loved my Pfaff, but well...I guess I was ready to move on.
See the buttons to the right of the tension dial? One button is for the needle down position. One button is a tie-off stitch, it sort of stitches in place for a few stitches at the end of a seam. And the best button of all? Snip snip scissors! I probably have saved a spool of thread already.
A separate table fits around the bed of the machine and has adjustable legs. I have been sewing on my Lone Star quilt today. I started chain sewing, but I don't really like that, so I am sewing all the diamonds in one row. I sew all the same row eight times for the eight points of the star. I will post a picture of that tomorrow if I have time. My kids are home from college for the weekend. Happy Easter!