Friday, April 9, 2010
my new lady viking...
it was time. my last machine lived its life. in fact, it lived several lives. considering that i bought it for $50 on craigslist, i really got a LOT out of it.
so, i bought this beauty. i wanted something simple. something without a lot of bells and whistles. i didn't want anything electronic. just a few stitches, a free arm, the ability to do a free motion stitch. and really, that was about it.
and this is what i found. the viking emerald 116. i honestly can't believe the difference. seriously. it's SO much easier to sew! any buyer's remorse i had vanished the first time i made something with it. actually, any buyer's remorse i had vanished the minute i used the needle threader! i wasn't looking for that feature by any means. in fact, i always thought...eh, i can thread my own needles...who needs a needle threader...honestly. and boy, oh, boy, i had no idea what i was missing. just that one simple step...it's actually pleasant to thread the needle. pleasant, i say!
such a relief to have a new machine.
and leo loved the box :)