Sunday, June 07, 2009

My Sweet Little Sewing Machine

I'm really feeling lucky that I got to spend so much time sewing in the weeks before Eliza was born. I miss my sewing time already...and yet I also feel guilty for even wanting to sew right now. I actually have had a couple of times where I could steal a half hour in the craft room this past week (like right now), but I am not quite there yet...if that makes any sense at all. I know I'll be back at the machine here and there eventually, but not just yet.

The day before Eliza was born, I got my machine repaired and it was running so smooth that afternoon...smoother than I ever remember it running before. I really can't wait to sew on it again. My machine is a Bernina 1000 Special and was purchased by my mom, for 50 bucks at her next door neighbor's yard sale several years ago. I love this little machine...it doesn't do any fancy stuff, but it does just what I need. My mom gave it to me about three years ago when I really started sewing so I've pretty much learned to sew on it. I love this machine for what I have created with it and for how far I've come since I began using it. To see just how far, browse my blog archives. It was not too long ago when I could barely stitch a straight line!

When I got my machine fixed, I asked the ladies at the shop if they knew how old it was. They figured it was made in the late 1980s or early 1990s and the woman who repaired it told me it was worth between $400-500 dollars! I had an Antiques Roadshow, SHOCKED moment. I had always suspected it was worth more than my mom paid for it, but not by that much. I have no intentions of selling it on ebay, but it made me wanna hug my machine as I carried it out of Beth's Creative Stitchery. I felt thankful for my mom's good yard sale karma. I couldn't ask for a better machine and I hope to be sewing on it again soon, once I figure out how to work hobbies into my new life with Eliza.

4 comments:

Cheryl said...

I'm so glad you have a machine you love :) I am totally going to learn to sew when we get home and we all get settled. Maybe I'll take a class at Sew to Speak. I don't have a machine yet though although I might start with knitting or crochet first. You'll get back to your sewing. You definitely have your hands full right now but in the sweetest of ways. xx

erica said...

What a score of a machine! I love your baby photos...she's a doll.

Jessi said...

My mom has a Bernina that she purchased new several years ago... she spent a fortune on it. Lucky, lucky you! My machine is no where near that nice.

BTW, stop over on my blog. You won the shutterfly contest! Thanks for commenting. Would love to help capture some images of your new baby girl for you. I adore library babies. It makes me all giddy thinking of all the books you already read to her.

Cat said...

I have machine envy! I have 2 machines - one is my grandmother's old machine - so old that it doesn't even sew backwards.

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