Thursday, September 11, 2008

New Machine

I was resting yesterday afternoon, trying to appease the cold that won't die, and I heard the doorbell ring. Immediately I ran for the front door in case it was my new Pfaff. I didn't want the UPS guy to drive off with it if I didn't answer. He was already driving off when I got there, but you can see what was waiting for me.



It sure seemed like a really big box, but when I saw all the gear that was in it, I understood.



Very quickly I got down to what you see here. It has the embroidery unit and more hoops than I'd realized were coming. There's a Grand Hoop, All-Fabric Hoop, Endless Hoop, Petite Hoop, and the hoops that come with the unit. Guess I'd better learn to embroider after all! Probably not just this minute, though. Also in the box was an extra bobbin-case for bobbin-work, extra bobbins, and a straight-stitch plate. I've probably missed something, but I'm a little overwhelmed by all the goodies.

And here's my new baby at home.



I fooled around a little bit last night and again today and am getting comfortable with some basic things. I needed to alter a few pairs of pants for Pearle, which is a quick, easy job, but it was perfect for learning precision with this machine. They all have their little quirks, and I'm sure there are lots of things that I'll learn to do in a better or easier way, but I'm pretty thrilled so far.

15 comments:

Rhoto said...

Nothing better to help you FEEL better than a new machine, eh!!
Congratulations!
Warm greetings,
Rhonda in Montreal (PR)

Summerset said...

Yay for you! It came with all the goodies, too. I'm sure you'll be making some really lovely things with it soon. I do hope you're feeling better.

Birgitte said...

Congrats, looks like it came with all the bells and whistles. And you will learn to embroider- and digitize!- With your advanced sewing knowledge this will just add a new dimension/distraction? :-)) Hope the cold hits the dirt asap so you can get to it!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Oh I'm soooooo happy for you! What a wonderful new toy to get! Now you can make your own lace!!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm sure you'll make excellent use of this machine. I'm really happy for you!
Mirima

Linda said...

What an impressive machine! I can't wait to see the exquisite creations you will embroider. I do hope you will feel better very soon!

BeeBee said...

What extreme fun! Does this mean no more hand sewing??????

KayY said...

I'm really looking forward to seeing what you do with your new toy - I am flirting with the idea of getting such a thing, but can't quite wrap my head around the potential.

Linda said...

I love to get packages. But this is a GREAT PACKAGE. Like others it will be great to see what you create.

Nancy W. said...

Yay!!! How fun and wonderful to get such a great machine! Congratulations.

Charlene McGill said...

Congrats on you new machine. I enjoy getting new things that are sewing related no matter how large or small. If only I would put them to use often, this would be awesome.

Anonymous said...

Now you have a machine truly wonderful, wow, I look forward to seeing all the fabulous things you will do from here. That the enjoyment many years!

Nancy K said...

Congratulations! Enjoy the new machine.

Pamela Erny said...

Wow Liana....congratulations on the new machine! ...but then again your sewing is exquisite. I imagine you could make your "couture quality" clothes on an ancient treadle!

Come see what I've been up to lately...

Pam, from ~Off The Cuff Style~

Marty's Little Corner said...

Congrats on the new machine. I love Pfaff (have 3 of them). Are you enjoying it? With embroidery comes a collection of stabilizers, thread, and all sorts of gadgets for placement. Have fun with it.