And the Saga continues…May 20, 2009
I got word yesterday that Etha, my Viking sewing machine, needs a new motor in addition to the work already quoted. Ouch!. That is not good news.
There must be a line where it no longer makes sense to keep investing in an old machine and it does make sense to get a newer, if not new, one. I feel like I must be close to that line and I’m trying to decide what to do. Have you got any advice?
In the meantime, my very good friend Karen loaned me her White Quilter’s Machine. It is actually a very nice little machine. Now let me point out that I would not recommend it for 8 hour sewing days, 5 days a week. I don’t believe it is that kind of work horse. But it looks like a great little machine for taking to retreats, carrying to classes and loaning to poor friends that find themselves in need of a sewing machine.
One of the features that I really like about it is that when you open it up part of the carrying case becomes the work table. I like to see resourcefulness like that in a product.
The controls are all very easy to understand and easy to use. It was easy to wind a bobbin and thread the machine. It has a variety of stitches and the needed stitch length and width controls. It has a start/stop button if you prefer that over using the foot pedal. And it also has a stitch speed control which I had fun playing with.
It is going to be a great little machine to get me through this saga. Thank you so much Karen!!