Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Baby Bernina has Arrived!

Guess who has finally arrived home?!

Yes that's right . . .

Yesterday I picked up my new Bernina 330.

There is a footprint on the box!
I promise that no one will ever have the opportunity to step on my sewing machine again.

And no, I have not stitched anything quite yet, although I did take everything out of the packing box to admire every pretty little attachment.

There are a couple of reasons.  First off, I am in the middle of a project, and I know that learning a new machine is going to slow me down a bit. 

Next, I have not broken the news to Ms. White quite yet, and I don’t want to startle her into retirement.  She deserves to finish the project herself, after all, she has been a fabulous and steadfast machine for many, many years! 

And, of course, I will admit that I am a just a little bit intimidated (although I plan to get over that very soon). 

I am a one machine kind of gal.  I have not touched another machine since college, when a plethora of models were available (almost as many as Peter’s menagerie!).  So it is going to be hard to let go of my old friend.

Thank you, again, to everyone who helped me win this beauty.  And just as soon as I get up the courage to plug her in, I will let you know if all the fuss about the Bernina brand is true!


  1. Hooray! I'm glad your prize finally arrived!

    Also, did you get a chance to go to the Alameda Antique Fair this weekend? I know a bunch of sewing enthusiasts were planning on going, but I had another commitment. If you went, I hope it was fun!

    1. Amy: I did not make the meet-up - I got there around 10:30 a.m. and was overwhelmed by the amount of people and underwhelmed by the Fair. This probably had more to do with my mood than anything else. If I go again, I will make more of an effort to get there early!

  2. I want to be excited for you, because modern machines can do so many cool things, but modern machines are just so intimidating! :) The most modern one I've ever sewn on was from the 1980s. My own machine is a Husqvarna Viking, also from the 1980s, and I am not looking forward to the day it breaks down and I have to get something computerised... ironically, because I love computers. :P

  3. Hooray!!! It finally arrived. I'm so glad you won it. Once I found your site and saw all the beautiful things you create, I made sure to go vote for you every day. I know once you get used to using your new Bernina you'll love it. My daughter-in-law has loaned me her Bernina Artista ever since my 1988 Phaff kicked the bucket a year ago. I'm still learning all the neat things it can do. Have fun.

  4. ooh, a pretty new machine! How exciting! Enjoy the learning curve, what fun the two of you will have together.

  5. Overheard conversation #8:

    "Did you gird your loins?"
    "There was NO preparing for this day. NONE!"
    "Her bounty has arrived,and don't we know it."
    "Mmm hmm. First a Bernina, then dropping Mr. Lappin's first name - her life is an embarrassment of riches."
    "Then she keeps us in suspense, out of deference to her old machine, if you're buying that line."
    "Please, she probably called in sick and is mastering HER Bernina."
    "What's surprising is that she isn't photographed doing a one heel twirl kissing her new machine."
    "How about tapping a rose to her cheek as she longingly caresses her winnings?"
    "Or with confetti and streamers about her head and shoulders as she smiles upon HER Bernina mid-stitch?"
    [audible exhale] "THAT Laura Mae!"
    [with clenched teeth] "Mmmm hmmmm. THAT Bernina-owning Laura Mae!" [biting a nail, short exhale]

  6. I guess I see you becoming a two machine kind of gal. I am sure you will love your Bernina, and yes there is a reason for the fuss and hype. But of course there is no reason to give Ms. White up. Enjoy, and congratulations on a well-earned prize. What a gorgeous machine.