Well, I did it! I bought a new sewing machine! Yesterday I drove over to Medford and bought it and set it up this morning!!!!!!
So, here she is all set up. There's a little table thing that slides up to it. Honestly I don't think I'll use it for regular sewing, but for a quilt I think it will be nice. This morning I was reading the instruction book and there is an overlock stitch and coordinating foot - that means it does the same stitch as a serger would!!!!! There is also a setting for twin needle stitching, and it came with a twin needle. I'm really looking forward to trying that.
Look at all the feet it came with! There is a walking foot, blind hem, open darning foot (for quilting), zipper foot, button hole, so many!
Here's the first finished project with my new machine! A zipper pouch with a fun beaded zipper pull. I know it's not Fall yet but I saw this fabric at Joann's and had to get a bit to make a pouch! I thought it would be fun in the Fall to have a project bag with that theme :) The off white fabric at the bottom I sewed a thin ribbon on either side to help it stand out a bit. I should have put the stripe towards the top of the pouch, I didn't think it would end up so low after putting in the gussets. eh. I lined it in the same fabric.
Here's a little close up on the zipper pull. Kay from my new favorite podcast, The Bakery Bears, makes little beaded zipper pulls on her pouches. So, you know, I had to copy her!