Tuesday, January 26, 2010

berni & row...

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 :]


  1. I'm just learning to sew again now that I have a new machine since Christmas. Thanks for your sweet commment on my latest post.
    I just became a follower on your blog.

  2. Hey we must be neighbors. Chestnut Ridge is my sewing machine store too! I bet it's been 10 years since my Berni has been to the spa too. Thanks for the reminder!

  3. Love it!
    After that LOL and look the other way cause you couldn't possibly be talking about me too...I will mark my machines spa day on the calendar. (I don't even think I can find that brush?!)
    And the melted felt mark on my Iron really should get some attention!
    Thx Bernie and Row, for the laugh!

  4. nice to meet your trusty sidekicks!!! that bernina is gorgeous. i need to get my machine out for a day at the spa.

  5. i'm jealous of your iron.. i so need a new one!!