Monday, April 24, 2017

A funny thing happened on the way to the Quilt Shop

I have a fun little story to share today with a totally awesome ending!!!

 Last week, I realized that my Artista (Abby) Sewing Machine was long overdue for it's annual  maintenance and it was making a  funny noise so I figured I best take it in.  So I packed it up (a little begrudgingly, because its hard to go back to Bernadette as she isn't quite as reliable or fast) and my husband and I headed down to St. George to take it in for service.  On the way there, my husband just casually remarked  "For all the sewing you do, you really should have a second machine that is just as reliable as the first."   And I, being a little surprised, just smiled and said, "That would be nice indeed".    And a couple hours later I was walking out of the Bernina Quilt Shop with this little lady :)


I figured my sweethearts comment would simmer and maybe something would happen for Christmas . . .  but it was just one of things where everything worked out.  We walked into the shop to drop off my machine for maintenance, and they just happened to have a traded in Aurora 440.  Which was the other machine I was totally looking at when I got my Artista, and of course, my husband remembered that.  He just smiled and said "Call it an Early Mother's Day Present ;)"  Yes indeed, I sure do love that man of mine and am so very blessed to have him!!!!!!


And I am absolutely loving this new machine!!!!  No surprise that is quickly become my main machine and my Abby is now my back-up machine :)  It is faster, and quieter, and all together just awesome!!!  I have been heads down sewing like a crazy person all weekend and loving every minute of it :)  And it comes with the embroidery unit and I can take classes at the shop on how to use it, so maybe I will finally figure out how to do that little awesome bonus on this machine!!

Oh, and in case you are wondering, I figure she already has a name so no need to come up with a new one.  I am just so excited to welcome Aurora to the family!!!!!

Hope you are having a very Happy Quilting Day!!!  I'm off for some more chain stitching goodness :)
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24 comments:

  1. I have had this machine for 11 years and I love it!

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  2. Good for you. That is truly great news! Enjoy your new friend!! :)

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  3. Green with envy here. Congratulations!

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  4. What a treat. I can't believe he remembered.

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  5. Congratulations! Aren't we lucky to have good husbands who really notice these things! Not all men are like that. I'm one of the lucky ones, too. So happy for you!

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  6. Oh, he is a keeper for sure!! Mine is much the same way, indulging me for no reason other than he wants to.

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  7. So happy for you - you deserve it! Enjoy :)!!

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  8. Has he got a brother,Ahh shucks I already have one of those. They don't trade in well.

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  9. I have the same machine minus the embroidery arm ( just couldn't afford it ) my back up is an older model Bernina that I love too because with the 30 mm stitch plate it does the best blanket stitch. I think that husband of yours is a keeper!

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  10. Congratulations! Also I received the Scrap Pkg today. Thanks again. Love the orange.

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  11. I bought the same one when it became apparent that my dear 1130 can't last forever. I love it!

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  12. how lucky to call at the shop when this had just become available, I am wanting the 550 model as I need a stitch regulator but it is just in my dream world. My walking foot came apart last week so no quilting can be done, service engineer off following a hip replacement and will not be back till june fingers crossed he can repair it then for me as a new one is £95

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  13. I have that machine and I love it! I'm not surprised that you're loving her already! And the love affair has just begun. And let's not forget that awesome hubby you have, he's definitely a keeper too! Don't you just love it when they're supportive of our hobbies/addictions?!

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  14. Congrats! I have a older 730 Bernina (same time frame as 440) and just love it. I have the embroidery unit as well.

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  15. I also have this machine and have recently begun to sew with it. The one thing I really love about this machine is the awesome foot pedal. Enjoy your new machine!

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  16. better than a new car, just love it when our partners love to see us get so much enjoyment from our creative endeavours...enjoy your new machine and thanks for sharing your joy...

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  17. This story warmed my heart! What a blessing!

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  18. I bought one of these used, as a major splurge, when I realized that quilting was turning into much more than a fleeting hobby. It really is a very well-made, reliable machine whose stitch quality can keep pace with newer and more expensive models.

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  19. Great minds think alike! My Bernina (a 550QE) is named Bernadette too. I've been thinking of getting a better back-up, because my current backup is a 1974 Kenmore, and it is pretty slow and basic. But then Bernadette's spa stays are short (annual, but short), so I never do.....

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  20. So lucky! I think your husband should have a talk with my husband... ๐Ÿ˜‚

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I just love hearing from you!!
Have a Happy Quilting Day :)

Melissa