I got a new sewing machine. I love my new sewing machine. It was payment for some work I did for a friend. Maybe someday I will get pictures of that project and write a real post about it, but just for a little teaser: It was a mat, about 4’ by 3’ knit in entrelac out of hemp. And no it wasn’t that soft hemp either, it was the twine-like, less processed hemp. So yeah, that job was well worth the sewing machine. Oh and did I ever need a new one. My old one I got as a birthday present when I was 12 and after all these years it just wasn’t capable of much of anything useful, like sewing, for instance. It made an excellent paperweight though.
My new baby is the Janome DC3050. It purrs like a kitten. I will love it for a long time to come. It still needs a name, it hasn’t told me what it wants to be called yet. Maybe it just needs to be used more, I’m sure that’s the problem. One of my favourite things about the machine is the foot pedal, my old one was really thick so the front of my foot always felt like it was up on too much of an angle. This one is slim and feels like I have more control, I’m all about control. Oh and does it love the denim, just like it’s sewing through butter. I like that in a machine. Not that I’ve ever actually tried to sew butter. Great, I just got an image of the Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland messing around with my machine. *squish*