Thursday, January 19, 2012

Cheese on toast?

I think not! Not for my husband, who bought me a new sewing machine! No, the day arrived and so did the sewing machine, and instead of playing on it non stop - I cooked my husband a lovely dinner of creamed spinach and eggplant, cous cous and salad. No cheese on toast for Mr Green! I think he was a bit surprised when he came home!

So on Tuesday I got the most lovely phone call from Liz's Sewing Centre in Boronia, to tell me that the machine had just arrived. Literally just arrived. The delivery man hadn't even left yet! But she knew how excited I was about my new baby, and called me straight away. Now, that is fantastic service. If you're a local, and looking for a new sewing machine, or wanting a quality service, check them out. The ladies are lovely and incredibly helpful.

So of course, I rushed down as soon as I got the call, and bought the new baby home. I'm feeling like she needs a name, but I am yet to come up with a suitable one. I think I'll need to get to know her personality first!

So I spent a good portion of my Tuesday afternoon gently opening the box and lifting her out, reading the manual, and inspecting all the parts and bits and pieces. Oh, talk about such fun! So far all I have attempted to sew are some stitches on scraps, and a practice of the Free motion Quilting. There is a lot to this machine, and I know it will take me some time to get a feel of it, and learn how to use it properly. But, so far so good! I'm looking forward to writing some reviews on My Pfaff Quilt Expression 4.0 shortly. I know I found it helpful reading reviews online by other bloggers of certain machines, so hopefully someone might find my reviews useful in time to come.

Just out of curiosity, for anyone who is reading and might comment, what kind of sewing machines do you use? I have found that the most common machines I hear people having are Brothers, Berninas and Janomes. Any good or bad experiences?

Till then, I'm off to go and sew! I have three quilts to finish, so my new baby better be prepared for a workout!


Erika said...

I have a Brother, it is a good small machine but hasn't given me any problems until a couple of weeks ago I did not know I needed to oil the under the bobbin and it dry out. other than that it has been great!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I have a Pfaff machine that I purchased about 15 years ago and I still love it. Nice to hear about the new ones.

Susan said...

Anythig that can do some free motion quilting for me would win hands down! I have a Janome 6600 which I am very happy with but I would change it to something like yours if I had the $$$$

Anne said...

Wow, so happy for you - may you both have a long and happily creative relationship :0). I have and lovingly use a Pfaff 1471 which is about 25 years old. It's had a few repairs done in the last year or 2, but is still a wonderful machine.

Shannon said...

Hello! What a beautiful new machine!! I have a Janome Memory Craft 6500 and I love it! I make a lot fabric postcards and the decorative stitches I can use are beautiful. I have had her for about 5 years and have never had any problems at all. Two of my friends have Pfaffs and they just love them! I am sure your new baby will be the perfect one for you! Have fun!! Shannon :)

Pat said...

I was wondering if you are still loving your new Pfaff expression 4.0. I'm looking at purchasing one.