Sunday, March 14, 2010

In with the new!

But I'm still keeping the old! Here is my Janome RX 18s, she is wonderful and I love this machine but I really did grow out of it and needed something that could keep up with all my quilting. Sooooooo....guess what I got! I bought the Baby Lock Espire. I was really torn between the Janome 6600 and the Espire. I really love both of them but ended up with the Espire because my husband picked for me, and I had no choice. He knew I would keep changing my mind, because I liked both machines so much, so he went in the store and picked the Espire out for me. (It was so cute).
Plus the incredible bargain we got on this beauty! $1499 out the door, that is all taxes, warranties and even a class for the machine. I really like some of the features she has, like the computer is awesome in this machine, the presser foot button is something the Janome didn't have and I liked the threader a little better with this machine. She sews like a dream!! So far I am very happy with her and I hope she will last a very long time!I also got a new desk, thankfully I went this weekend or they might not of had any more of them. Turns out they are not making this desk anymore so I am super happy I got one while they still had it. $50 for the desk and it is very sturdy and easy to put together. I am using my old table for a cutting table now and it is raised up so it is perfect for cutting fabric. I also made a skirt for it that matches my curtains so I can store things underneath later, it also looks much better and finished off. I have to get something to hang over the table so it doesn't look so bare but that's my sewing room in a nutshell. I also finished my two blocks for my online sewing bee. I should have the button up on my blog later, but you can see the blocks here and they will be on their way to their owner sometime next week.
I also just want to thank everyone who offered their wonderful advise about their sewing machines, you all truly helped me! While I was researching I didn't see one machine that was better overall than the others, this was really surprising to me.
I really feel like I got a quality machine! I am blessed to have a husband who supports my hobby!

6 comments:

Renée's Country Quilts said...

Congratulations on the new sewing machine. The Janome looks like it has a bigger throat, but that could just be how the picture was taking. Your machine will last a very very long time if obviously it is well taken care of, which no doubt it will be. Enjoy. I can't wait to see what you create on it.
Renee

Sandy said...

What a wonderful sewing room you have crafted around yourself. Awesome job! And I know it will give you hours of enjoyment with the new Espire. Congrats!!!

wendysquilting said...

Congratulations on your new addition. I can never part with my older machines either. I have abit of a collection happening but perhaps one day as my girls grow up they will want to give them new homes.

AllieKatMom said...

The throat on the Espire is about 8 inches but I have FMQ on it already and it seems fine to me. The throat on the Janome 6600 was about 9 inches (8.75) it says on the website, so not enough of a difference to be a factor.

Luv 2 Kreate said...

Congrats on the new machine...pretty pretty!

Singings said...

Yes, I totally agree, it is a blessing when your partner supports your hobby. My husband loves when I sew. It's kind of strange at times. :-)

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