Not many people reading yesterday, huh? Y'all all busy? I was too.
Although I didn't quilt much, it I did housework. I generally run the roomba daily in the den/hallway and my bedroom. I have two roombas, ya know. I thought the original one drowned in the flood, but I must have put it up before we left and it survived. Before I unpacked it, I had already purchased a new one. So I have two!
But once a week I do a regular vac, and mop the whole house. This day, I tossed in a cleaning for the huge shower in my spa bath. I spent the rest of the afternoon bringing the dogs to get bathed, picking them up and not remembering to put the stuffed peppers in the crockpot!
So we had no dinner and had to go to Dairy Queen. Yep, had to.
So I have this important question. Carrie has been using my mother's old cheap Walmart Brother machine. It needs to be tuned up, but the cost of these tune ups is way more than mom paid for it years ago.
So I am looking for a mid range machine to give her for Christmas. We have a Bernina shop in town, a Viking shop and a baby lock dealer. I think they have singers at joanns here and of course there is the internet and whatever. I am sure someone sells Janome and one of the Vac Shops sells a New Home.
I want to spend $300-400 for a nice machine. I think some pluses that would be nice is needle up/down, a small alphabet, some cute stitches. And whatever else might be good to have. Seems like there was one thing that I can't remember right now I told her we would look at.
She wants to sew some things like curtains, pillows, simple clothes for Sawyer, maybe some crafty things for the house. She definitely does not like to sew quilts! But she uses a lot of home dec and curtain materials so I think a mid range machine might have a bit more motor power than a lower level machine.
So what are your suggestions? What do you love? What should we look at?