Now that the Carly Simon tune is dancing through your head, I’m going to give you another visual.Wait for it…I did the Tigger Bounce Today. I did. I had my coworkers laughing. And some of our students too. When the boxes first arrived I was thinking after all the work I’ve done tidying up the room it wouldn’t fit. The machine and embroidery unit fit on this table with a bit of room to spare. Just.
This sewing computer is very well packed. I took photos of everything so if I ever have to pack it up and take it somewhere or move (no I’m not planning to) that I can get it back in.
So, here is my good news. I’m now the happy owner of a BERNINA 780. She’s quite pretty and I’m considering a name for her, that will come soon I hope. From the first time I stitched on the 780 at Olde City Quilts in Burlington, NJ I was ready to take one home. I sat down at the machine, started looking it over, flitting from screen to screen to understand how it worked. I stitched with and without the stitch regulator. The full 10″ of space to the right of the needle, the lighting and the sound tempted me. Yes, you read that right, the sound. The sound is right. It is the closest sound and feel t0 the 1080 that I’ve heard yet.
In an effort to be a good owner I gave it a bit of a drink (oil) prior to stitching.
You can see some evidence of the oil on this little practice piece. This is a bit of decorator weight silk, wool batting, a variety of thread and stitching motifs used to practice stitching on. The foot gives you an idea of how small the motifs are. Right after this I shredded the thread. Ha! I know better than to use a size 70 universal needle when quilting, but it was on the machine and I was feeling too lazy to change the needle.
I’m going to be home all day tomorrow and will get a chance to spend more time with Janie. Yes, that’s her name. Janie. There’s a story behind that name but that’s for another time. For tonight I’m going to watch baseball and enjoy this sense of euphoria!