Saturday, February 25, 2012
My new [to me] sewing machine!
I posted way back in December, asking for advice on what machine to get. There were a lot of responses for old Vikings, and I liked the looks of them, so I started looking. While I was looking, I found an old White machine at the thrift store for $12.50, and decided it was fate, when I plugged it in at the store and it worked. I brought it home, plugged it in, and ... nothing. It didn't work at all. My local repair guy, Joe (if you are local to Geneva, Il., I highly recommend the Creative Sewing Center), said it probably wasn't worth fixing :(.
I went back to looking for vikings, and finally found one! The woman was so nice, and wanted to just trade machines, her Viking for my cheap Brother, because she said she just wanted a more basic machine. I insisted on paying her for the Viking, but let her take $10 off for the Brother. It was a bit gummed up, and hadn't been used for many years, so off to Joe it went. I just got it back yesterday, and it's fabulous! It works great, and though it took me a bit to understand it, I was able to figure it out without a manual. It's a...
and has all it's cams (various stitches I can do with it)...
I played around with it, and love the fun stitches! Here's some of them. I just love the little hearts!
Now to get sewing!