Look at what UPS dropped off for me yesterday:
IT'S MY NEW SEWING MACHINE! It's the Brother XR-7700. I've had a little envelope in my sock drawer for about a year now where I've been squirreling away money for a sewing machine. I wanted a Bernina or a Pfaff, but at the rate I was going it was going to take about a million (or at least 5) years to have enough for one. My mother-in-law sent me a link to this machine on the Costco website and I got it the next day.
I don't anticipate it lasting me the rest of my life, but for $150, I don't mind. And now I have a decent machine to work with while I start saving again for my dream machine.
All weekend I was obsessively watching the tracking website, refreshing every hour or so. Whenever it was scanned somewhere new I would announce it to my husband, who thought I was being silly but was still happy for me.
So, here's the biggest reason I was so excited:
these and this at my mom's house, on her lovely Bernina.
So here's my new little beauty:
There are also 70 stitch options, which is fun. I'm mostly excited by all the feet, though. I've never used a buttonhole foot and now I just want to make things with rows and rows of buttons on them.
I can't wait to sew knit things, either. Doing that was almost always a disaster with my old machine. But now... The possibilities are endless. I'm going to make leggings! And refashion shirts!
I've been cutting stuff out all weekend to sew, and I think I'm in for some more of that today. In fact, I think I'll get to that right now.