Sunday, September 20, 2009

A Bad Week Ends Well!

It has been a crazy stressful week at work this week. I ended up working 24 hours between Thursday and Friday. I was so fried that I could not knit or stitch a single stitch. Not one. Those of you who know me well know that is unusual as these things are my stress relief. It was just too much towards the end of the week. All I could do was crawl into bed and do some mindless surfing on the computer. This is simply the nature of the mortgage business and while I'm used to it, it still can be exhausting. On the other side of the coin, I hate it when it's slow!

But the week was not a total loss. Look what I brought home with me yesterday!
When the dealer brought the box out of the back room, my mouth just opened. I had no idea they'd have it in inventory and was prepared to wait a couple of weeks. I know I had not completed all my research but a good deal was too much to resist. I had been to the dealer several times and G went with me Thursday night. He said for me to go ahead and get the 820 as "you'll never need to buy another machine again". I couldn't justify the expense for my current skill level and I'd still need another machine to take to classes. So I went back yesterday and finalized my decision to purchase a Bernina 440QE. Oddly enough, it was the machine I fell in love with last year when I first started quilting and began reading blogs.

Honestly, I was a little scared to open the box!
When I got to this point, I knew I made the right decision. A good machine for me that will give me more capabilities but isn't too much for me (like the 820 would be).

Here she is right out of the box with the accessory case attached to the back.
The little accessory case is cute but I'm sure I'll soon outgrow it.
All plugged in and ready to go!
Time for me to go play!

22 comments:

Pat said...

How wonderful for you. I wish you the very best of luck with your new machine!!!

Beth said...

Congratulations! Have fun!

ranette said...

Jackie I'm so excited for you!!! I've told you before how much I love my 440QE....does everything I need it to.

My BSR didn't come in that cute little tin box though...hmmmm wonder if I could buy one to put it in now. Something to check on.

Enjoy the journey!

imquilternity said...

Lucky you! Have fun playing!!!

Vals Quilting said...

Hi Jackie, how exciting...enjoy your new machine - I'm a Husqavarna girl but the feeling is the same!!

Susan said...

Woohoo! Congratulations!

Roseanne said...

You are very lucky .MY husband would like to buy me a new sewing machine but i do not now which sort to get. I will have to check out the one you have just got. Thank you for coming on to my blog. Happy sewing!!!!

XX Razzy

yarnjourney said...

Congrats on the new machine. I am sure you will have hours of fun with it.

Astrid said...

Congrats Jackie! I'm sure you'll love it! I bought my 440 one year ago - haven't regretted one second! :)

QuiltSue said...

Woohoo. Good for you for taking the plunge. I'm looking forward to hearing about your adventures with Bernie.

Vicki said...

How exciting!! I hope you were able to jump right in and sew something wonderful.

We Six Nasons said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful machine. You are going to have so much fun getting to know her!

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

You are so lucky! I've been wanting a new machine and just can't find the money in our budget for it. Congrats, I love it.

woolwoman said...

Jackie - I am SO happy for you that you decided and got something wonderful and perfect for your needs now and into the foreseeable future. Can't wait to see what lovely things you do with this snazzy new machine. Good luck and enjoy! Mel

Tammy said...

How exciting and what a great way to end a stressful and exhausting week. I'm so excited for you, congratulations. You've done a lot of research and now you have your beautiful new machine and years of fun and quilting ahead.

Candace said...

Oh Jackie! What a great way to end a tough week! I know you're going to get so much enjoyment out of your Bernina! Happy Day!!
Cheers!

Zlaty said...

Congratulations! I am very happy for you!

Happy sewing!

Zlaty

Betty said...

That is the machine I would buy too- if I were to have a new one.

Kathie said...

congrats, you made the right decision, its a wonderful machine
I love mine its an older model but the best decision I made buying my QE virtuosa 153 would love to upgrade to this one , someday!
kathie

Julie said...

Very nice. Lucky you. I think you will be happy with it, my Mum has the same machine.

Irene said...

Congratulations Jackie. May you and your new machine spend many happy hours together.

Simone de Klerk said...

CONGRATULATIONS with your new friend! I love the picture where you can see your reflection in the display of the machine (O:
What fun you must have had opening this! Wonderful, Jackie.