I cleaned up my sewing room over the weekend. I've never even seen some of that floor space since we moved in 8 months ago.
Even Stephen's side of the room got cleaned up! I cleared out a closet and we moved most of his big airsoft items in there. Airsoft is much like sewing in that it's a hobby where you end up amassing lots of stuff. Merging it all in one room means that it gets a little crazy sometimes.
When I was cleaning up I packed away my mom's sewing machine and finally got to turn on my new Viking Sapphire! I took that puppy through her paces and...ZOMG. Sewing machine love.
Things that I'm tickled about:
-That the presser foot goes down as soon as I step on the pedal
-That I can press the "Fix" button and the machine will knot the threads and pull the tails to the back
-It's so quiet!
-I can sew so fast, thank goodness. I'm an impatient person.
-The machine came with white thread already wound in the bobbin and set up and threaded so that you can sew immediately out of the box. Legit.
-So many other stitches [favesies = little campers]
Things that I'm wondering about or will take getting used to:
-What in the world are these supplies that came with my machine?!
-Am I ever going to need all these feet? I'm not sure what all of them do...
-Why that fancy-looking foot is a one-step sensor buttonhole foot instead of a regular presser foot that marks your next quilting line....imagine a hera marker attached to your presser foot...should I be taking this idea to the patent website?!
-There's no lever to lower the presser foot, but my hand does it automatically...
-I couldn't figure out for a bit how to get to the free-motion settings, because the manual doesn't explain that part great at all.
I wanted to just get in and sew before I started really playing around, so now I have a quilted pillow top!
And I was so jazzed about the awesomeness of this new machine that I cut out the pieces for a new top out of this Nani Iro polka dot print [how weird is that extra fabric from the cutouts?!]. I can't wait to sew it up tomorrow and then share my pattern modifications with you all :)
I've had some long days at work lately, but then moments like this come along that make it all worth it.