I was supposed to get a new sewing machine for my birthday, 5 months ago but somehow it didn't happen until yesterday. I traded in my beloved, but a little too basic, Huskystar E20 sewing machine for this lovely Husqvarna Sapphire 835 (and had to add a considerable sum of money too) I had read mixed reviews on it's performance but to be honest in the end all the 'helpful' sewing machine review sites were more confusing than helpful. So I just went for the machine which had features I liked and I'm trusting my friendly local sewing machine shop to help out in case any problems occur. I especially like the longer arm on this machine (which makes quilting easier) and I have overcome my fear for computerised machines now. It's actually super easy to use! At least this one is.
Yesterday evening I quilted Luna's quilt (the one on the chair) with an easy stitch in the ditch and it went so smoothly! No awkward cluttering of threads on the backside of the quilt (like I had with my old machine), neat stitches and it's such a quiet machine too. I could even listen to my Ipod whilst sewing. I can't wait to try out some free motion quilting with this machine!