Wednesday, October 28, 2009

My new Bernina is so shiny and new.

Hi gang!
It's here, it's here, it's here! My birthday present finally arrived! And they were really big boxes too...oohhhhh.

Jim had to set it up because I couldn't even budge it. He pulled everything out of the boxes and it filled up two sewing tables. Yikes!

I was so excited I looked like the Marvel Comic Book character - The Flash opening all the little boxes within boxes! I lost count of how many instructional DVDs it came with but I did find a manual - only 1 inch thick.
I was so overwhelmed (think deer caught in headlights) that decided to put all the embroidery stuff away until I can get the basics figured out and look at it tomorrow. Well, after an hour I never figured out how to thread the machine - so much for the basics. I guess the embroidery will wait a little longer.
I couldn't sleep at all last night just dreaming all the wonderful projects I would stitch. I finally did pass out clutching the instruction manual like a teddy bear.

Of course, Thaddeus did his best to help. He tried making friends with the machine by offering his favorite toy - a VERY LOUD blue squeaky ball - and dropping it into the open box. So yes, the machine has been baptized with doggie drool. I hear that's good luck and guarantees the machine will only sew prize winning quilts.

The house is finally coming together and things are settling down to a controlled chaos. I'm praying to get back to my projects sooner rather than later and hoping to again begin posting quilt projects and tips/tricks soon.

Until then, I wish you all Best Stitches!
aka The Savage Quilter


  1. Ooooohhhhh, I love these kinds of presents. Have fun with your new toy!

  2. Congratulations on your new machine---that is great. I hope you have been doing lots of sewing since our class in Paducah