Thursday, March 21, 2013

New Beginnings

That sounds awfully dramatic, doesn't it?

I had the cable folks here today and the maid service showed up at the same time.  I mean, there was nowhere I could sit that I wasn't in somebody's way.

Anyway, before the maids left, I asked them if they could lift the 750 out of the box in the garage and put it on the dining room table.  I figured I could play with it a bit while recuperating.  I'm going leave the 440 in the Horn table at least until I finish Brrrrr Park.


It took me about 45 minutes to figure out how to remove the bobbin and then reload it.  Then another 15 minutes or so to figure out how to thread it.  I'm going to practice that bobbin thing several times before I sit down to seriously stitch.

This machine is so big compared to the 440.  The dining room table is not an ideal height - I know that - but I had to keep standing up to see the back of the machine.

So one hour today -- I stitched straight stitches on some muslin to get the oil dispersed as was recommended to me.

I'm totally worn out now. 

18 comments:

Kathie said...

its sooo pretty! I bet you just loved hearing the hummmmmm of the machine!
yeah I am so happy for you.
Kathie

Lori said...

Mindless chain piecing--perfect for the gal on meds!! Glad to hear you've turned the corner and are on the straightaway. I'll keep thinking good things for you.

SewCalGal said...

I'm not sure from your post if you like the Horn table or not.

I found a super deal for a Koala cabinet (floor model) at Quilt in a Day/San Marcos, which is absolutely love. If you want another table you may want to talk to them.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Laurie said...

So glad to hear your feeling a bit better and sewing a little bit. Take care.

Darlene said...

She's a sweet new toy. Woohoo!!!

Enjoy!

tpott said...

Yay! Good for you, bet that little bit of straight line stitching brightened your day a bit. It's nice to see you've had some sewing fun. I hope tomorrow is even better than today. ;-> Toni Anne

Vicki W said...

I'm so glad to hear that you can spend some quality time with a sewing machine!

ytsmom said...

Glad to hear you are on the mend. Love the new machine; I am jealous!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Oooh my, she is a beauty! Have fun learning your way around and doing a little stitching!

Penny said...

Such good news that you were up today & sewing/practicing!Such a beautiful sewing machine! I'm keeping you in my thots & prayers. Take care!

Fiesta said...

Is this the embroidery one or is the 780 the embroidery one. I want to update so bad but the price is ouch! I am waiting for a good financing opportunity from Bernina to come along.

Darling Jill Quilts said...

I hope that you are starting to feel better! What a pain in the neck this all is that you can't even sew! (See what I did there? lol) Keep us posted on your progress!

Mary said...

You are definitely feeling better! Yeah! have fun with the new machine.
Mary

Laura said...

I tried out a 780 at QuiltCon - so nice! I hope you feel much, much better very soon. Glad you thought to ask the maids to get the machine out of the box!

Deb said...

You must be feeling a little better, that's great news.

mascanlon said...

Glad you got to sew a little but don't overdo it! Isn't it fun though to have our new sewing computers....lol

dortha said...

Looks like a really nice machine. I hope you continue to feel better each day.

Anonymous said...

Well, I know it made you feel better to play with your new toy. But, don't overdo, okay? You can sew like crazy when you're all healed up. MWA! Eve in GA