Well we took the sewing machines (mine and mom’s) to the repair place in Palm Desert. Seems their tech comes in only on Thursdays, now why don’t they say that in their advertisement? Anyway, mom’s machine needs a tune up, about $89.00 and mom said it was way overdue for a servicing. Mine, however, is TERMINAL. It was a good 32 year run, old machine, but you are not important enough to me to spend upwards of $200.00 to repair you. I would rather put that money towards a newer better machine. As Carl would say, the ole singer would make a good anchor at this point.
The shop, of course had some awesome new machines, Bernina’s they were. So mom and I get a demo of their highest end machine, it embroiders, it threads itself, it’s totally computerized with windows properties, has a gazillion stitches, and it even cuts the fabric..The Bernina 830
Ok, its fabulous, I covet, but not $12,000 worth!
Another nice model is the Artista 730 at about $8,000, aw drop in the bucket.
In reality, I am looking to spend less than $1,000 but would like a machine that does some embroidery, sewing and good for quilting..I am thinking I can find a nice machine for that..
I am going to look at the Baby Lock machines…they intrigue me..another option is craigslist..I don’t mind a used machine if its in great shape!
Ok so that is the story of the machines, I shall have a running machine by Friday of this week, I hope..I have aprons and a couple other project lined up waiting to go!