Saturday, September 02, 2006


My Nerve Center

Susan asked what we sew on; so here's a picture of my new "baby". My DH bought this new machine for me in April and it's a Janome Memory Craft 6600. When Janome introduced their 6500 a few years ago I really wanted one but thought it would be silly to buy a new machine. Then they introduced this one and I really was coveting it. I kept teasing my DH that I was going to buy it and he'd just say "go for it". Well, in April I attended the Chicago Quilt Festival and had an opportunity to really play with it and I came home really excited about it. A week later I was the proud owner. :-) I can't tell you how much I enjoy sewing on this machine - it's smooth and quiet - the deeper harp is really nice and roomy. Is this the only machine I own - oh no! In fact, Lisa says that I own a "fleet" of sewing machines - LOL.

Bernina 150 Quilter's Edition
Bernette 90e
Janome Jem Gold
Singer Featherweight (Centennial Edition)
Bernina Deco 650 embroidery machine

Yes, I'm spoiled rotten - right down to the core!


Thought for today: I am not the first woman who has turned to handwork for salvation. What is it about exacting needlework that stitches and sews us back together again? (MaryJane Butters)

Gratitudes: My corner of the world - it's my happy place!

9 comments:

Leah S said...

I have the Bernina 150 QE - my only machine. :P But I do enjoy drooling at the 6600... but I promised myself I wouldn't buy another machine unless I paid it in cash. :)

Carol said...

I'm not sure that you are spoiled...a girl must have the right tools. Have a great weekend.

Karen said...

Excellent machine collection, Darlene! How do you like the Gem Gold?

Lisa D. said...

Well you obviously deserve to be spoiled! Enjoy! Maybe someday I will have a 'fleet' of my own!

Libby said...

I'm thinking what you have is a selection -- different tools for different jobs. Enjoy them, one and all.

Susan said...

That's a great machine, the Janome 6600. I have several friends who got the 6500, and at least one of them is thinking upgrade. =)

I think you have just the right number of machines - the number you need.

Dawn said...

Oh what a pretty baby your new machine is! I would love a larger harp area, but ahhh, not in my near future!

Vicky said...

I think more than a few of us have a "fleet" of machines! LOL! What's with that? We only sew on one at a time!

Yours is a beauty!

(Hugs)

Suze said...

Great machine....... I will keep that in mind if I ever add to my fleet.

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