Lad having been cajoled into the trip, I didn’t linger en route. And I deliberately avoided walking past any charity shops on the way to the sewing machine shop.
But whilst managing to avoid the temptations in other shops, I reckoned without the temptation lurking within the actual shop where Bernette was being repaired…
I blame lad. It was he who initially pointed out the prices on the sewing machines. Which launched me into an explanation of why some of them were more expensive than others.
Which made me look at them, and their fancy features. Which got my brain ticking over…
Bernette is elderly. And basic. And I use her a lot.
I don’t think she’ll last forever. Which means that eventually I will need a new machine.
If I were to invest in a new machine sooner, rather than later, Bernette could still be my back-up…
And then a
temptress sales lady came over and I explained my ponderings, and her eyes shone momentarily red as she sensed a possible sale (or did I just imagine that bit?) and before I knew it she was offering me a deal and I was nodding and tucking brochures into the pocket in Bernette’s case…
If anyone owns a Husqvarna Sapphire or Opal machine, I’d love to hear from you.
The machine I’ve been offered a deal on is a Sapphire. Last one in the shop. But I’ve heard some good and some not-so-good things about them.
Fancy-dancey sewing machines are a lot of money, so I really want to get one that’s right for me, rather than the one the shop really wants to flog.
But I’m thinking that if modflowers is going to continue, and I really want it to, I need to invest in my future. So far, my only real investment has been a few bits of vintage fabric.
Well, ok, quite a lot of bits of vintage fabric…
I know I don’t want a lot of embroidery stitches I’ll never use. But being able to free motion quilt (so having a decent length arm) and an automatic needle-down option would be nice.
And after all, Bernette has earned herself a bit of a rest.
I’m sure she’ll understand. ♥