This post is dedicated to my two beloved friends, Berni and Row. Berni and I have been friends since 2001, while Row and I just met in June. Row is a slick piece of quilting and crafting necessity. I truly enjoy ironing now that my Dollar General-$10-Proctor/Silex-goo encrusted-leaky iron has been kicked to the curb. Lovely Jordan was SO kind to gift Row to me as a wedding present.
Berni and I have whipped up more than a few projects together. Recently she got a new foot - 12c to be exact. Now [hopefully] I can make pretty pillow cordings with ease! I never can sew close enough to the cord when I use my zipper foot. Incidentally, when I was paying for the foot at Chestnut Ridge Sewing, I thought to ask the kind sales lady if they did cleanings for the machines. As the words, 'There is really nothing wrong with it, but I have had it for about 10 years' slipped out of my mouth, she cringed, 'You've not had it cleaned?' I told her of my diligent use of the tiny brush that came with my machine, but that was not sufficient. Apparently one should have their sewing machine cleaned once a year as opposed to once a decade. Berni recently got back from a day at the spa and is good as new :]