Sunday, October 28, 2012

100th Post : Meet Harmony!

Welcome to my 100th blog post!!!!!!!!!!!!!  It's definitely a special one!

 I never thought I would ever own a fancy sewing machine.  My Mom has one and I always loved sewing on it when I was younger.  My Grandmother always talked about how she wished she had one even though she does like her Husqvarna.  I always looked at them at the quilt shop, and just figured I'd get one 'someday.'  Well, an awesome financing deal came up, and (with the wonderful support of my husband) I bought a ......

I bought the 550 QE from Thimbles in Lockport, IL.  They were great!  They have classes on how to use it that will be coming up once they get back from Quilt Market.  When I picked up the machine one of the lovely ladies took the time to show me a few things I should know before I get started!

 Here is the unveiling.  Yes, its a ridiculous amount of pictures and if you don't want to continue reading I understand.  For those of us who are crazy about Bernina, read on.  =)

 Opening the box!  There's my tray table and a bunch of other goodies!
 (It was late and my flash kept making everything look worse, so the pics are a little dark.  Maybe someday I'll learn to use a camera.)

The top of the machine still in the box!


Some great colors of mettler thread.


WALKING FOOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Case to hold all my feet and stuff!

Fun accessories and feet.

Carrying bag for the machine itself!

Meet Harmony!!!

Yes, that's what I named her.  I know its a bit corny, but when I was thinking of what to name my machine this word just kept popping in my head.  I have never named an object before... my cars or clarinets don't have names.  I felt pretty strongly that the Bernina had to have a name!
Harmony it is!

LCD screen and control buttons.


Beautiful light!!!!

I did have to rearrange everything.  My 1970s White is in the beautiful cabinet that you see.  I decided to put Harmony on top because I love the height and sturdiness of the table.  Plus its fun to know that my trusty White is right below if I should need it.  I've been looking for a place to put my iron and I wanted the accessories close by.  This little end table we have did the trick!

 When I first told people I was buying this machine they all asked, "What will you make first?"  I decided the best thing to make first was a sewing machine cover for her!  =)  I made it right after we took her out of the box.
I LOVE this poppy fabric! 

It stays on with the help of a cute ribbon that I tacked down on each side.

I adorned it with one of my favorite flowers.  You can get instructions on how I made this flower here.

Okay! Off to sew!!!


Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh you will LOVE sewing on your Bernina!! My sweet hubby gave me one for Christmas 8 years ago and I am still in love with it. Enjoy!

raebethriv said...

Congrats, Andrea!!! How beautiful! And a stitch regulator?!!! You're going to be a free motion expert now!!!
Met your friend, Ann(?), at the meeting. Now, we need to see you!
Happy sewing!

Helen B. @ Blue Eyed Beauty Blog said...

Double congrats!! Beautiful machine!! My aunt had one of those and I remember using it. It worked so well! :)

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