Thursday, November 6, 2008

My Bernina dream come true

Finally, finally I have acquired a Bernina. I'm thrilled! I found it on craigslist and maybe it was providence but it had just been posted. Perhaps no one else was looking for one or they were turned off by the fact that it was for sale without the power cord or foot pedal, but I was not. I drove over as fast as I could and claimed her. I paid $45 (I know, insane!) and although it doesn't have the manual, it did come with five of those very pricey Bernina feet that were probably worth way more than what I paid. I headed right over to Elegant Stitches my local Bernina dealership to get a cord. Two of the ladies were very excited for me and Brenda (the one who teaches the classes) even went over all the feet and what other things I could use them for with me. I found out that although the vintage cord for the 801 was for sale for $357, I could get the same cord used by the 1008 for under $100...better still one of the ladies from one of the machine list I belong to had one for sale for 1/3 of the price and it's on it's way, woohoo! I just love a new machine. I've spent the last few days giving her a bit of a spa treatment. As far as I can tell the only issue she has is a frozen darning lever. I will work on getting that unstuck, in the meantime I tested her out using the borrowed 1008 cord from ES and she fired right up...even the light bulb still worked.
I can't wait to find out why everyone says "Nothing sews like a Bernina, nothing".


Chi-Chi said...

Congrats!!! Hope you can get that darning lever unstuck. She's a beauty!! Can't wait to see what she can do.

I hope she can do some quilting. Hint. Hint. Nudge. Nudge. ;)

Just Me said...

You'll be happy to know that all your reminders have helped a ton, I'm about 1/2 way done. Woohoo!