I received my first sewing machine for Christmas at 11 - the green cast iron sewing machine that came in its own desk and only sewed straight stitches, back & forth and was so up-to-date because it had a zig zag stitch. Don't laugh children, I was cutting edge!
I've had several sewing machines since then. In my college dorm room I had a Singer that I bought on installment payments from the Singer store in the mall by my campus. Then came a $99 Brother sewing machine that I purchased from JC Penneys. When my kids were 10 & 11, I upgraded to a Viking that I paid on weekly at the sewing machine dealership before I could finally bring it home. Sadly this one met a horrific end when my apartment at the time went up in flames.
After that tragedy (no one was hurt but my sewing machine, serger, a boatload of fabric and my living room set were all destroyed) I decided that with the money we received that I was buying my dream sewing machine - a Janome 8000. I bought it used because by then Janome had moved on to bigger and better things but I loved this machine and have only sewn with Janomes as my prime sewing machine since. That's a picture of my latest baby above!
So that's my sewing machine story. Will you tell me yours? Of course I have a few questions to assist with the story telling...
- What brand of sewing machine are you currently sewing on?
- Was that the first sewing machine you used from this brand?
- Are you still sewing on that brand of sewing machine?
- If not, why not?
- If so, why?
- Finally, if you switched brands, why?
These are my questions of the day. Talk to me. I'm very interested in hearing your Sewing Machine Story!
BTW, check out "The Lace Dress" on the MSN blog tomorrow.
...as always more later!