Saturday, April 11, 2009

Announcing a new arrival

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!

4 comments:

Jackie said...

Congratulations on your new machine!

Margo said...

Congratulation!!! You will love it...I love mine and am really spoiled when I have to go to class and take my 760...I especially miss the thread scissors..have fun as I am sure you are...

Barb D said...

Beth, wonderful!! You've joined about a gazillion Janome fans!! I have the 6500 - It looks like yours is the 6600? I'm with Margo - I really miss the snip snips when I go to a class with my 760!! I'm spoiled and you will get that way too!! LOL

SueR said...

Congratulations on your new baby, Beth. I also have a 6500 and love, love, love this machine! I don't miss my thread cutter because I haul this machine with me wherever I go.If you're so inclined, Tony in Biddeford makes a table for this machine that you can drop the machine into. Love it!!