Inspiring Quilters, Stitch by Stitch
The way I figure it, this is a story best appreciated by quilters.
Recently, I had to go on an extended trip for work in Virginia. So while I was there, I had to go visit the Jinney Beyer's quilt shop (she is my favorite quilter), and there I bought a nice little pin cushion that sets inside a thread spool, like this:
My husband, he is such a sweetie. After I got home, I was so busy that I did not get to unpacking right away, so he kindly did it for me one day while I was at work and he had the day off. I thought it was very funny where I found my new pincushion next. It was in the bathroom in a little basket next to the sink where I put my barrets and hair clips, like this:
Janie, to top it all off........my new/old machine that I purchased in 1974 would only sew in reverse!!!! That made it a little difficult to do much of anything!
OMG...hahahahaha. That is hilarious!!! lol
Cracks me up! How do you sew in reverse? What will you ever do with a new machine, you will get confused!
I work in a building that is so old they need to do some renovations to bring it up to code, modernize the heating and cooling systems so they actually work, etc. It was built in the '70s!
Agree with you RQ - except it would be the sharp edge of my tongue.....
My husband's main hobby includes 3 tractors , and with two stone shed/barns full to the brim with tools, spares, etc., can't walk in without bumping into a natural hazard........ always ask where's the..........whatever.............and let him venture in !!!
Would have a long way to go, if I ever wanted to play catcup.....Must admit he has taken to my newest hobby of quilting very well, is even interested in a trip to England, in Mid August, so that I can go to the Festival of Quilts, at the NEC Birmingham - happy me- we will combine the visit to see family too.
I think it looks more like a hairclip than a pin cushion too:) Personaly, I use more of Hubby's train modelling tools for quilting than he ever borrows from me.
I had a Kenmore that we bought ca. 1985. Then a few years ago I bought the Aurora 440. I love it! It is a great machine. Don't like Kenmores any more!
I'm sure the Bernina's lovely, but you're comparing apples to oranges , as Kenmores(from Sears) are just basic machines contracted out from Husquvarna, Janome or whoever in that particular yr. Sort of like a no-name brands.
Yes, Kenmore is a Generic machine, essentially. I think at the time I bought mine they were made by White. I had it for 15 years and sewed on it a great deal without any problems, so I was very happy with it. But now that I have a Bernina, I am spoiled and do not enjoy the generic types of machines any more! When I bought the Bernina, it was not on a whim either. I did a lot of research on the web, and then my husband and I drove around town and tried out several different brands of machines. Bernina outweighted the others by a long shot, in my mind. But we all have our own preferences, of course. I just was saying that Cheri would have made a good choice with the Bernina Aurora 440.
Me either, Rose! I fought with mine for 24 years before I gave up and bought a used Janome at a local sewing machine shop. I loved it! It is so much easier to use and has none of the tension problems from my Kenmore. My husband bought me a new Janome a couple of birthdays ago, and it's awesome! I don't know how my mom can still sew on her really old Kenmore!