Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Out with the Old; In with the New


The planets aligned; the sewing gods smiled and I finally got my new sewing machine. My plan was to buy this machine at the end of last summer. That plan was put aside when I had a huge automobile-related expense. At that time, I wanted a new machine, but I really didn't need a new machine. I must admit, I felt a little guilty about spending so much money on something I didn't really need. But soon after, my Elna's reverse button began to work only intermittently and then not at all. Yes, I could have had it repaired but the repair would have cost more than the machine was worth. And did I mention that I really wanted a new machine?




Goodbye old friend
My old friend
There's something I must let you know
I haven't said it much
I guess I've lost my touch
But, my old girl, we sure did sew!

"Goodbye, Old Girl" from Damn Yankees
Apologies to Richard Adler & Jerry Ross


The Diva and I shared lots of memories. We made all of my daughter's Easter dresses; we sewed prize winning Halloween costumes; we made a very expensive dress to wear to my sister's wedding (I ended up wearing another dress to the wedding), and we made my daughter's first prom dress. The Diva served me well.


14 comments:

  1. Congrats on your new machine!!!

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  2. wow, I am so happy for you, Congrats, its a beauty!

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  3. Best wishes to you and your "new girl". I hope you have many happy and productive years together.

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  4. Congratulations! I'm sure you'll be making new happy memories in no time!

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  5. Oh - I'm jealous! Someday I will have a bernina. You totally deserve it with all the sewing you do. Don't feel guilty - just use the heck out of it so that it's totally justified!

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  6. Congratulations on your new machine. It's beautiful

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  7. Loved your Ode to the Diva!! Congrats on the new machine. Have lots of fun with it.

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  8. Oh this is too cool. Enjoy the heck out of your new baby!

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  9. I love new machines! Here's to new memories!

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  10. Congratulations! Happy stitching.

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  11. Congratulations. You will be very happy with this one. And in your last post I see that you made already very good use of it.

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  12. Wow, congrats. The new machine is beautiful, congrats on your choice too, a Bernina 430. You are my kind of girl. I am sure you will come to appreciate the "awesomeness" of sewing with a 'nina.

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  13. Ooooo....it's a Bernina!
    Congrats and may you share many happy years together!

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