Since I don't do a lot of fancy stuff with my machine - mainly I just sew straight lines - this one is all that I need. My mom bought it when a local college was replacing their machines sometime in the late 80's. Since it's exactly like the machine I first learned to sew on, I was always comfortable with this one and when she upgraded about 12 years ago, she let me have it.
I frequently get asked the question what new machine would I recommend for someone who wants to buy their first machine. Since I've never bought a new machine, I don't consider myself a great resource on new machines, so I asked my readers for some of their thoughts and experience. You can read their suggestions in the comments on this post.
I'm now toying with the idea of of upgrading myself, but still unsure exactly what to get. While I will always love this baby, I'm starting to consider the idea of a little more throat space sounding nice. I'm still doing some research of my own. I'm excited to check out the rest of the Meet My Machine Blog Hop.
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As part of this tour we were also invited to share pictures of our sewing space. I am currently in the middle of a few big projects and as a result, my sewing space looks like a HAZMAT reclamation super-fund site.
So instead, and just for fun (and so this post isn't totally boring and picture-less), a few pictures of some recent blocks I created for Shari as part of a Bee swap. (Not to be confused with the Virtual Quilting Bee.) The block above was made from the free pattern Charming Lucy by Andy at A Bright Corner. So quick and satisfying! I think I need to make more. A great way to use up a charm pack.Shari) came from a request for a "house" inspired block. She sent us fabric and a few images for inspiration and let us come up with what ever we liked. I loved the little focus print she sent. So I decided to build her a cute little neighborhood.
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