Tuesday, June 21, 2011

She’s here, she’s here!

11June21thequeen My new sewing machine arrived today! Ain’t she a beauty? What a wonderful way to celebrate the Summer Solstice. And I was only planning to dance around naked in the backyard – now I can sew all night!

This is entirely my next door neighbour’s fault. Last Monday Judy wanted to drive into Kamloops (big city to our little town) and hit the fabric stores, maybe drop into one of the sewing machine dealers and play with their toys products. I’ve had my eye on the Janome Horizon since last August. Just haven’t been able to afford to buy it before now. I still wasn’t ready to buy it just yet but after spending about an hour with our saleslady and the machine, Judy sez ‘will you give us a deal on two?’

Two? Where’d that come from? ‘Of course’, sez the saleslady. And she quoted a price that I absolutely could not refuse - $1,999 each, with the 19x45 sewing tables tossed in for free. I bought the rolling tote as well and she gave me a sweet deal on that, plus threw in some extra feet for both of us. How wonderful is that? Somebody somewhere else may have gotten a better deal, but we were both very, very happy. Judy has already been sewing on hers and is in love. I haven’t had a chance to turn it on yet – I’ve been too busy putting together the tote and then the table. Now I have to read the manual to remember how it operates. But it’s all good.

11June21table This morning I finished the free motion on the lap quilt I’m working on and was going to do a little finish work on the interior of the quilt. The though of shoving it all through the tiny little 5-inch throat was making me cringe – until I remembered that I had a brand new sewing machine coming tonight with am 11-inch throat. Oh, what joy!

Now, back to the manual so I can get some sewing done before I have to go to bed. It might be a late night, tonight.

Until next time,


  1. Very nice! Isn't it fun to get a new machine? I replaced my 20 year old Bernina last year, and the guilt has since gone (mostly) away.

  2. Hi, Wendy: How exciting to have a new machine -congrats! Is it Rusty and Ginger approved? :)