Last year, in this post, I told you the story of my lovely old Jones sewing machine. As you know, it is very special to me. For a little while now, however, I have been hankering after a newer machine with a few more advanced features. I resisted this temptation until a couple of weeks ago, when my faithful old machine suddenly developed a faulty cable. As I had recently inherited a little money from my beloved Gran it seemed that the time had come to invest in a new machine.
I can't begin to tell you how excited I was when it arrived. It was given a very quick test-sew, and then I took it with me to the second week of a Saturday morning dressmaking course, where it positively purred, handling every task with ease (which is more than I can say for myself!)
Now I am hoping to manage a couple of hours to myself at some point this week so that I can really put the machine through its paces, and so that I can finish off my dress, which rather scarily includes trying out the zipper foot...