Today is officially day one of the Meet My Machine Blog Hop, so it’s time to Meet: My Pfaff!
|Taking over the dining room!|
My friend John had purchased a Pfaff for his mother as a gift and then got the same machine for himself. I had been in the market for a Bernina based solely on their reputation but not ever having tried one, but when I went to the store with John in tow, he convinced me to get the same machine as him – the Pfaff QE 4.0.
· The multitude of fancy stitches including 3 alphabets (which I have yet to use)
· Pull down needle threader – how did I live without this before?
· Automatic thread cutter (another how did I live without this?!)
· Large throat space
· I can just tap my foot on the foot pedal to control the presser foot!
· The beep to let me know my bobbin is almost empty. How considerate!
Some things I'm not so fond of... well, that convenient beep that tells you when you are almost out of bobbin thread? It beeps occasionally when there is still plenty of thread left sometimes due to the manner in which the bobbin was wound. It also automatically STOPS your sewing (Grr..!!!) when it beeps to "help" you out. But for someone like me who likes to sew right to the end of the bobbin thread so as not to waste any... it's rather annoying.
|Stinky on her perch on the hutch watching me sew|
|Grandma Kelley's old White sewing machine|
My second machine was my grandmother’s White table-mounted machine. It’s cute and blue and I’ve never officially used it although I hear my cousin used it a few times before it came to me a few years ago. Right now I don’t have the proper space for displaying it so it sits unused.
I also have a third machine that is packed away somewhere inaccessible. It is a Hello Kitty Janome from Target I bought just for it's cuteness factor. I've tried to sew with it a few times, but it has a front loading bobbin which is foreign to me and I quickly defaulted back to my Pfaff.
|My downstairs space|
I hope you enjoy this blog hop! Make sure to go visit the other participants to see their machines! Here's the line up:
SUNDAY, MARCH 17
MONDAY, MARCH 18
TUESDAY, MARCH 19
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20
THURSDAY, MARCH 21
FRIDAY, MARCH 22
HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!