Wednesday, April 2, 2008
A New Sewing Machine!
Well, I have been thinking that it was about time I considered getting a new sewing machine. Here is a photo of my old machine (the top photo) that I have been sewing with the past few years. It is an old Husqvarna 6030 that has been a wonderful workhorse. But, it doesn't sew a 1/4inch seam! It was frustrating that I always had to fiddle to make my 1/4" or not have my points match up! And when I made button holes I had to do it in a very old fashion way. But now my life is changed forever! I really loved my Husqvarna so that was a big reason to decide to go with Husqvarna again. It's something I know and not having anyone to influence me otherwise, this is the machine I decided to get--the Sapphire 870. The main feature that made me salivate over this machine is the automatic thread cutters. I am also so so happy with all the other features that go with this machine. I thought that switching to a computerized machine would be frustrating and take a lot of learning, but within an hour of sewing I understood all the buttons on the machine and had tried out over half of all the stitches. I know this might be yawn to a lot of people, but to me it's revolutionary!!! Does anyone else own this machine? How do you like it?
Of course this machine buying thing took place while we were in Canberra doing the MRI, which by the way, went well. No MS and no tumor! Which confirmed my intuition anyway. But, the neurologist was quick to tell me that trigeminal neuralgia comes and goes until it eventually becomes chronic. Thanks. And Monday night it came back with full force just to prove it could. Nasty thing, the attacks were about every 2 minutes from 8pm to 5:30am. But last night was ok, and now I am learning that it will do what it will and I have to learn to live like a warrior ready for battle at any moment. So, the neurologist told us he had a solution to the problem. Botox! Very simple just inject me with Botox--does the trick... Hmmm... He was a very sure of himself type-had all the answers and none of the pain. But, I do not care. I can live with the diagnosis, it was the best possible diagnosis really. And who knows, if I am desperate I might succumb to the botox idea.