In the world of upgrading, I am slow to respond. Upgrading operating systems to my computer or to my phone I am slow to respond. In the world of sewing I just made the upgrade of my lifetime. I upgraded from my 1966 aqua blue Singer sewing machine I bought with babysitting money!
After test-driving a few machines, when I pressed the foot pedal on the Janome M7050 it was love. All other machines could not compare and I upgraded to this beauty!
Truly I cannot recall being more excited about buying something in years. I have named the machine Mrs. Hazard after my favorite teacher in Hi School, my sewing Home Economics teacher.
51 years is a long time to have a relationship with a machine/possession. I hesitated to upgrade. Why? Now that I have Mrs. Hazard I don’t know why I waited so long. I really can’t even rationalize because it wasn’t that she was a lot of money, or there haven’t been enormous improvements in sewing machines in the last 50 years. Let’s just say I usually wait for the product/machine to break before I respond with an upgrade.
Mrs. Hazard can do 47 different stitches. My old Singer could do 2. Mrs. Hazard came with 5 different feet. My old Singer had 2. Mrs. Hazard has automatic needle threading, automated cutting off of threads and automatic backward stitch! Yes she has a computer and I can do some programming. She is a dream!
Like I did 51 years ago I bought Mrs. Hazard from a sewing store. Along with my purchase are free one on one classes for the first year. The classes are about learning what Mrs. Hazard can do. After a few, I am wowed.
I have written before how sewing relaxes me. I like to do easy fun projects like the upcycling cowboy shirts to aprons and tooth fairy pillows. We use cloth napkins and that has been my latest project along with potholders and bookmarks and bibs.