I traded in my Bernina 450 for the screamin’ superstar of all sewing machines—the Bernina 830. I’m almost embarrassed at such extravagance. Almost. Ok, I am a little embarrassed. But let me just say, I would never buy such a machine without having a good reason to—my sewing business. And last year was a great year for Meringue Designs which meant I owed lots of taxes….which meant I could buy this baby at the end of December and thus eliminate that tax liability. Gotta love a write off. I know, I know, if you are like my CPA hubby you are shaking your head and saying, “It’s stupid to spend a $1 to save 30 cents.” Mathematically, that is true. But sewing machines aren’t really about math are they?
So stay tuned as I blog about my adventures with this dynamite sewing machine. I’ve done some embroidery and some sewing and already I am super duper happy. Once I got past the crazy new bobbin issues, I’ve been happy. Thanks to this blog for helping me understand that you just gotta oil this sucker quite often. Bobbin and tension problem solved!