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new toy

I don't think I've babbled here about my new toy.

It's shiny. Shiiiiiny.

Yeah. Shiiiiny.

I unexpectedly came into a rather large chunk of money. After blowing some on groceries and gas for the car, I dumped most of it into saving and then went shopping. I've wanted a serger since I was a teenager. I always had my heart set on a Bernina, but a Babylock? Won't complain.

This was not the model I thought I'd get. I thought I'd get a mid-line model, but the store I went to didn't appear to have those available. See, the store was having a sale on their floor models. A 50% off sale. I walked off with the third best machine in the Babylock line for half price.

None of this is the best part. Not the money, the serendipidous purchase, or even the reason why I needed a serger right now (another story altogether). The best part? The very best most awesome I-honestly-almost-cried part?

It threads itself.


I put the threads in the little holes, push the magic button and IT THREADS ITSELF.

Seriously, I almost did cry.

So I've dumped a fair amount of money into the machine and into some sewing supplies; I'm trying to make some of it back through a couple business opportunities ("you want petticoats? I got yer petticoats right here!") but at the moment that's not terribly important. I got something I've been dreaming about since I was, like, 16. The planets aligned to bring me the most perfect machine I could have asked for. I am very grateful and very, very happy.

(P.S. It threads itself!)


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Feb. 14th, 2010 06:11 am (UTC)
Feb. 14th, 2010 06:42 am (UTC)
The looper threads get sucked into tiny tubes that carry them along the proper path and then out the other end. All I have to do is feed an inch or so of thread into the tube and then, using the power of AIR, the worst is over.

I've spent more time trying to thread sergers than some countries have spent existing, I think. Plus there's a nifty ant-sized hook that swings into position to thread the left and right needles, but the novelty of that is pale in comparison.
Feb. 14th, 2010 06:50 am (UTC)
I am kryptonite to sewing machines. It is my superpower. I make the choke and die.

It is a TRAGEDY because I love to sew and I would dearly love to make my own clothes, but...fail.
Feb. 14th, 2010 06:55 am (UTC)
I get along with machines well enough, but I'm not all that great at sewing. I mean, I can sew and I can even sew well, but . . . I need a lot of improvement, let's say. I think it's because I'm sloppy and try to take shortcuts. That doesn't work well in sewing. :P
Feb. 14th, 2010 07:00 am (UTC)
I'm actually an amazing handsewer. But sewing clothing by hand usually isn't that successful.
Feb. 17th, 2010 09:53 pm (UTC)
Ooo, speaking of handsewing, I've been doing some embroidery lately. Fun stuff. :)
Feb. 17th, 2010 09:54 pm (UTC)
BTW, how are you doing? I haven't been on LJ much.
Feb. 18th, 2010 05:21 am (UTC)
Well, if you had asked me last week, I would have said same ol' same ol', blah blah kind of depressed and jobless blah blah.

However, you caught an exciting week. I just got out of the hospital after being there since Monday, and I'll be going back to have my gall bladder out, probably some time next week. Fun times.
Feb. 22nd, 2010 09:22 pm (UTC)
Ugh, that sounds awful. This will solve a greater problem though, right?
Feb. 14th, 2010 06:59 am (UTC)
OOh pretty! Self-threading sewing machines definitely equal awesomeness.
Feb. 17th, 2010 09:53 pm (UTC)
I kinda think so, too. :)
Feb. 14th, 2010 07:11 am (UTC)
Ooooh! That is one pretty amazing machine. :)
Feb. 14th, 2010 07:35 pm (UTC)
Feb. 15th, 2010 03:48 am (UTC)
Oh yes, very shiny. Congrats, and I do hope you decide to post some of your projects.
Feb. 17th, 2010 09:54 pm (UTC)
If I get around to it, I might. I'm still several projects behind on my Ravelry account, heh.
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