I am not big on brand names. With a few exceptions, our clothing comes from Goodwill or Value Village. Ditto for a lot of household goods. I buy generic food and off brand plastic wrap.
But there are a few things undone scrimp on. We only Chevron or Texaco fuel. Irish Spring soap in the showers and Dawn/Cascade in the kitchen.
Growing up my Mom had a Montgomery Wards sewing machine. That thing was a work horse and was just as heavy as one. When I was growing up I knew that's the kind of machine I wanted. When my Grandma died, my mom inherited her Bernina sewing machine. All I knew about them was that they had a red case and they were too fancy for me to use. I wasn't allowed to use it until I was older. I mentioned to my Mom once that I would buy my own Bernina when I bought a sewing machine. Her response was, 'you better know how to sew if your going to buy a Bernina. They cost as much as a car.'
I pushed the idea out of my head, but not because I don't know how to sew.
My first sewing machine was also Wendi and Heather's first and mom and dad bought it used. I wore it out. My second machine was given to me by an awesome older couple in Bremerton 2nd ward. I wore it out. My sister, Heather bought a Brother machine and let me use it (to sew for her girls) and I fell in love with it. I bought a Brother. (can you guess what happened?) I wore it out. But I loved it so much that I replaced it with another Brother. A faulty, poorly built Brother. I mentioned it was at the hospital a few weeks ago.
While it was gone I received a very interesting comment from my Mother in Law. She told me she has a brand new sewing machine that she's only used one time and offered to give it to me. I wasn't sure at first but after thinking about it for a couple of days I accepted the very generous offer.
I know this is totally a boasting post but I don't care! I'm super excited to say I now own a BERNINA SEWING MACHINE!! With a red case!! Both are beautiful and it sews like a dream!
Here is a picture of Mr. Bernina. (At the bottom)
Thank you so much Sherry! It's a wonderful gift. I'm so excited!
Okay, ttfn! I'm off to make something awesome!