Now for a confession - on Monday in a fit of pique I traded in my Bernina 830 for a Bernina 580. I know, I must be bonkers and all Monday night I tossed and turned and confirmed my suspicion that I was bonkers. As soon as the shop opened on Tuesday I rang and said I've changed my mind I'm keeping my 830. Unfortunately as I was talking the 580 arrived on my doorstep, all the way across country from Cardiff to the NE in record time. Well, I fell in love with it, so what's more is there to say. I've a very empty bank balance but a beautiful new baby to take to workshops. This is my 1630 replacement, which although alovely machine is way too heavy for me to cart around.
And here she is:
And I tried all the functionality out on my set of 'Lace' postcards for the BQLPC January swap.
I made all the lace butterflies on the 580, which I must say is quieter to run than the 830 and all but the Jumbo hoop fit both machines. Didn't actually need another embroidery unit but when I ordered it (along with the BSR) I thought I would no longer have the 830. Since bringing baby into the house my 'beastie' has behaved impectably. I'm going to do some sewing on her this afternoon just so she doesn't get jealous.