Darby on lizard patrol. She is obsessed, and her goal is to make our yard lizard-free. Which is fine with me.
The thing that REALLY makes me happy.
I had read everything I could find about different brands and people's reviews and what problems they might have and how much they liked certain brands, and I had thought all along I would like a Baby-Lock. In fact, the Symphony sounded like it was made for me, but I needed to see it.
We were in Columbus a couple of weeks ago, and I called Barbara and asked her if she would like to go with me to look at them. She has one herself and was my sounding board to pick up any clue this was not a good as it sounded.
I loved what I saw but fretted a little (a lot) about the price because I had seen them cheaper, so I just made a proposal to the dealers about what I felt I could afford, and they came down to meet my budget better.
I'm very happy with it so far. I spent 3 hours in the shop learning all about it and have experimented a little. My favorite things? Automatic needle threader. Automatic needle cutter. Push button presser foot lifter. (Love this). Push button sewing but option for using the foot. Knee lift for the presser foot. Lots of light and a big work area. Extra big quilting table. Lots of extra feet and hundreds of decorative stitches - most of which I will never use - but still good to have just in case. It's quiet and easy to thread, bobbin too. I can find no fault with it yet, how that I've gotten the stitch more even (changed the needle!).
I hate fighting with pictures, so I'm not going to try to change them around but take them as they come.
My poor little Viking is lonely. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this machine, and I'm happy to have a backup that is so dependable. I got this in Meridian in 2001 or so, and it has been wonderful. You can see how small it is though, not much work space at all and very little light. I still love it though and won't let it get too lonely.
Now that I'm so organized, my next post should be pictures of what I've accomplished.