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.