The Ladies at Sew Mama Sew are taking a poll on what sewing machine you own and will publish the results at the end of the Sewing Machine Month...
Here are my answers:
What brand and model do you have? Bernina Artista 170
How long have you had it? 10 years
How much does that machine cost (approximately)? $1500USD
What types of things do you sew (i.e. quilting, clothing, handbags, home dec projects, etc.)?
Quilting, home dec, handbags, clothing/costumes
How much do you sew? A fair amount, wish I had time to sew more
How much wear and tear does the machine get? She had a one surgery
Do you like/love/hate your machine? Are you ambivalent? Passionate? Does she have a name? LOVE IT...I never thought about giving her a name
What features does your machine have that work well for you? Dropping the dogs
Is there anything that drives you nuts about your machine? No
Do you have a great story to share about your machine (i.e., Found it under the Christmas tree? Dropped it on the kitchen floor? Sewed your fingernail to your zipper?, Got it from your Great Grandma?, etc.!)? We want to hear it! In the past year, I've sewed my left index finger 3 times, the needle in and out, why did I do this?
Would you recommend the machine to others? Why? Seriously? Nothing sews like a Bernina
What factors do you think are important to consider when looking for a new machine? Cost,
Easy to change stitches or flip through screens, must take it for a test drive to see how it feels
Do you have a dream machine? Yes, my dream machine