A big box arrived at my house today.
And it's contents were all for me!
That's right...... a new sewing machine!
A Pfaff Ambition Essential sewing machine to be precise.
I think I've mentioned a couple of times that I wanted to get a new machine, and I have actually been saving up for one. Any money I've made from sewing has been tucked neatly away in my drawer waiting for there to be enough for this little lovely.
However, at the end of last week hubby and I had an unexpected windfall so on Friday afternoon I got online and ordered this.
I got it from GUR Sewing Superstore as nowhere local to me stocks Pfaff machines. And it came with lots of free goodies too, the most exciting one being an extension table that would have cost an additional £59 if I'd had to pay for it (which I had been considering).
I also got a huge bag of spools of thread (most of which are blue - so if you run short of blue thread, I've got plenty to share!), a few basic sewing notions, a bag in which to carry the machine (should I want to take it on holiday with me) and a trolley to wheel it along on! I doubt the bag and trolley will be used, but you never know.
She does all kinds of lovely things. Over 100 different stitches, including 6 different buttonholes, eyelets, more than 50 decorative stitches and an alphabet.
She also has something called Integrated Dual Feed which ensures even fabric feed from both the top and bottom and loads of other little features that my other machine doesn't have, such as the ability to select whether you want the needle in the up or down position when you stop sewing (useful for machine embroidery), better lighting and a larger sewing space.
I had a little play with her once I'd read the instructions. Here are a few of her fancy stitches.
Then I used her to turn up a pair of casual trousers for hubby. I can't wait to use her "properly". What shall I make first?