|Some sweet little boy will be thrilled with this one!|
During a recent sort out Betty Jane found this pattern saved from years ago. Can you believe how cute this little quilt is? What is more, she put it all together during the Show Week. And she is the Granny's Attic manager! We were all agog last Tuesday. Just how did she do that?
And my news is the arrival of a new sewing/embroidery machine. I know, I know, how many machines does she need? I don't really know the answer to that, obviously. I wanted to upgrade my embroidery capabilities and have more sewing options. Enter the Babylock Unity. My space is filling up quickly I'm afraid and I had some decisions to make. Something had to give and I didn't want to put Baby in a corner. So I packed up the Vikings and tucked them away. Baby is a big girl, she is something of a space hog actually and her embroidery arm is a doozie as well!
|Here she is on the main desk, ready to assume the #1 position in Sewtopia. Please excuse the surrounding clutter. I am working on that.|
|She is a beauty, sleek, modern and full of potential.|
- The helpful and knowledgeable dealer spent about an hour and a half demonstrating the basics of machine operation and touched upon some of the more advanced features. My little brain was reeling with so much information. This machine is very different from my Vikings. But it is also very intuitive with numbered threading systems for upper and bobbin. There is also an online manual and a video demonstration available with the touch of a finger. I am duly impressed.
- The bobbin winder is very slick. You can vary the speed of the wind to accommodate different thread weights. I can see this very helpful for winding elastic threads, heavier threads for bobbin work and all manner of thread weights.
- The upper threading mechanism and the needle threader worked seamlessly, first try.
- I did some sample stitching in the utilities menu and am very pleased with the stitch quality.