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I am a mother of eight and grandmother of three who loves to make and create. Rosemary Hill is the name of our home where we live, work, learn and create together

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Busy, busy!

So, I have been busy. One of the things I have been busy with is sewing machine shopping. My Bradley and I traveled far and wide in the search for a new machine for Rosemary Hill. (Yes! Despite our recent move we still live at Rosemary Hill. I have planted the requisite rosemary bush and am sticking with the "Hill" despite the fact that we now live on the plains! For those of you who don't know our city, suffice it to say that we now live close to an airport so it must be flat!) I checked out all the beautiful piecing/quilting machines that are on the market. (Gosh there's a lot these days!) Some were just perfect, except for the price! Others were just perfect, except for the colour! (Hey! We quilters are very sensitive to colour. I couldn't look at that colour every day!) It was a very confusing business. In the end I chose the Janome 6600.
Isn't it pretty! It has all sorts of features that I am really enjoying. Like a knee lift (new for me). And it sounds so pretty when I sew. Members of my family come to listen to it when I sew!

One of the reasons I went with the Janome was because my previous machine was a Janome and it was familiar. So, now that I have the new machine I must get sewing!

14 comments:

Mary said...

That's exciting...I remember how happy I was when I got my new - to me - machine. I wanted a Bernina but didn't want to spend the money to get one. Then I heard that the store had trade ins that they were selling. My machine was only one year old - like new but about $1,000 less than it would be new. Very good deal. That was about 10 years ago and it's still fabulous.

Karen said...

Enjoy that new machine. I can't use a knee lift. I am too short. It just isn't comfortable for me to use it. I suppose I would get used to it after a while but gave up trying a long time ago.
I like the name "Rosemary Hill".

Jantine said...

That must be exciting, sewing on a new machine. I know what you mean with familiar ;-). I bought a second machine, occasion, and came home with
a second Husqvarna. One of the things I like is that I am able to exchange bobbins and sewing feet!
Have fun sewing, I am looking forward to see some results!!!

Pip at Rest is not idleness said...

It would make it so much easier having the same brand, most things would be in a similar position and you wouldn't have to do too much familiarisation before you would be sewing. Let us know how the knee lift goes, I've never used one.

joolzmac said...

Sounds so pretty? Only a quilter could say that! Lol! She certainly is a flash beauty. Have you named her?

Joolz

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Congratulations on your new machine! She looks a beauty - enjoy all the new features.

Lucky-1 said...

Congrats on your new sewing machine. I have a Janome but not as flash as yours. Looking forward to reading all about your adventures on sewing.

Oh yeah, enjoy the wet weather we are having this week in Adelaide, good sewing weather in my books....lol

Leanne said...

Does she have a name yet. I'm sure you 2 will spent lots of quality time together.

Jenny said...

Ooo Ahhh! What a beauty! I bet you two will become very close friends! Enjoy!

Lotti said...

Don't know how I missed that you had put a new post on your blog. Love your new machine it's very nice. You are going to have so much fun sewing with that .... testing out all the things that it does. Have heaps of fun!!!

Sarah said...

Oh so lucky lucky you!

Looking forward to the new goodies you produce.

Dee said...

I'm sure you will enjoy your new machine, I love my 6600.
I haven't used the knee lift as my desk has a cupboard on the right which means I would have to have the machine on the far left of the desk to allow for the movement. I haven't used it so I don't miss it.

corry said...

Looks like a wonderful machine, have fun sewing!

quiltygal said...

Welcome to the 6600 club I dont regret getting mine (3 yrs now) still havent worked out all the bells & whistles !! started work 2 weeks after getting it been downhill since then ( for sewing time that is !!)..umm must get the knee lift out of the drawer & try it!