After a lot of researching and mind changing, I have finally done the deed and ordered a new sewing machine which is going to be delivered on Monday!!!! There were a few features that I knew I had to have after using Leandra's all singing/all dancing machine last weekend and to my surprise most of those features are pretty much standard on the majority of machines now.......obviously been a long time since I purchased a sewing machine!!!
I had kind of narrowed the choice down to two or three different models of Brother machines. The main reason was that Leandra's is a Brother and having used it, I was really very impressed. Leandra did tell me that her machine is quite a few years old and so it was no surprise to find that that particular model was discontinued some time ago. The lovely Karen suggested I have a chat to my other lovely friend Mary as she had recently become the proud owner of a brand new sewing machine. Fabulous idea me thinks to myself and would you believe it Mary got the same machine as the one on the top of my list and guess what????? She loves it!!! Recommendation is good enough for me so more time spent on tinternet finding the best deal, order placed and now I can't wait for Monday. So what did I opt for???? It's a Brother Innov-is 50 which is no where near as fancy as Leandra's but it does everything that I want.
In preparation for Monday, I am now the proud owner of this fabulous fabric. Fabric is a whole new world to me and I can't stop saying "look at this" and "this is to die for". Now I know how my customers felt when they came into my shop and you are confronted with a huge selection of product.......it's all very exciting.