25 January 2010

Being Responsible

This morning I visited the local Bernina shop because I needed to buy a screw for my walking foot.  While chatting to the saleslady,  I enquired about the current price of the Aurora 440 QE.  Turns out the shop is selling off its bench models (with full factory warranty, lessons etc) and, after picking myself up off the floor after I found out the price, I left the shop to go grocery shopping and made a couple of phone calls - to John, who said I would be silly not to buy the machine and to Diann who advised me that buying the machine was "the responsible thing to do" because I've been eyeing off this model for so very long and sentimentality was the reason I hadn't updated my machine earlier.

Until three years ago I had owned one sewing machine - a Bernina 830 that John bought for me for our first Christmas after our wedding (1978, we were living in Holland at the time and he spent our return airfare money to buy the machine).  Three years ago I bought a second-hand Bernina 830 to use on my quilting frame but this machine has since gone to live with Jenni.

I high-tailed it back to the Bernina shop and this came home with me:


Had to sew with it straight away so I put the bolster cushion together


and I made a block keeper based on Leanne Beasley's block keeper from Homespun No 28 using my birthday stitchery


I am one very happy camper.

15 comments:

Copper Patch said...

Totally jealous of your very responsible purchase :o)
You're already getting your monies worth!
Ab

Yvette said...

Yippeee!! I am so glad you bought your machine! I have this machine and you are making me want to get it out and play with her. She sews like a dream and you are going to love every minute you spend with her. My dream is to have a big enough sewing room to set up both of my Bernina's.

Maria said...

What a great buy.You have already found out how wonderful this machine is. I am also a Bernina lover and got my first one in 1968 which I finally replaced with the 440QE last May.Have you played with the BSR unit yet. It is such fun. Cruise control for the machine.

Lorraine said...

You wont be disappointed....best "investment" I have made in a while! Looks like you have put it to good use already....! A very responsible purchase indeed!

Cath Ü said...

Happy to see that you made the purchase... some things are just too good to miss... and you sewed straight away too.. love what uyou made...
Cath Ü

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

I am so very proud of you...just think, you took it upon yourself for that machine to not sit on that shelf any longer...well done...Lucky you Lynda it is a beauty does she have a name....and the new projects wow....love the block keeper....and 4 finishes now that is awesome...looks and sounds like your little trip away was fantastic...Peg xx

Jan said...

Nice work, Lynda - I mean your block keeper and cushion, and letting yourself buy the new machine. I'm planning to buy a new one this year so will be interested in any comments on your new purchase. Well done! And what a fun trip - Pete and I love the south coast of NSW and have thought of retiring there. Our best ever holiday was years ago at Ulladulla.

Julie said...

Well done sounds like you were in the right place at the right time.

Mary Ann said...

Congrats, Lynda!
Sometimes, a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do!!! LOL!
You seem to be getting great use of your new machine already!!!
Cheers!

Judith Tetley said...

Oh yes Lynda you were very "responsible" for making such an executive decision...go to the top of the class!!
Love what you have made with it already.
Kind Regards
Judith
http://creativestudio10.blogspot.com

Suzi-q said...

Congratulations on your purchase, I hear so many great comments about the Bernina's, makes me want to go out and buy one as well.
Love the block keeper and bolster cushion we won;t be able to stop you now

helbel19 said...

Your John is so smart, fancy encouraging you to buy that machine "what a fella" his bloods worth bottling and terrific projects too.

Helen

Bec said...

WOW! You go girl! I wish I could send you back to the shop to pick one up for me and deliver it to Nundle! Beautiful stitching work....

Lucky-1 said...

Wolf whistles........ you go girl:D

PatchworkRose said...

Lucky Girl :-)
Just love that T-Block :-)
Cheers
Lynne
Now you have a new machine you can make Nearly Insane ;-)

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