Last week, I got a call from someone wanting weaving lessons. I should have said, no, not now, but I didn't. Sometimes my mouth moves before my brain engages.
I have way too much to do before this show in November to give up two whole days to one person.
But since I said yes, I decided to make the best of it, while promising myself I wouldn't take any more commitments on until after the first weekend of December.
Then today, she called and cancelled. She hoped I didn't mind.
Didn't mind?? Heck, no. I didn't mind at all.
I was THRILLED.
I have to admit, I have another obsession, besides looms. Yes, tis true. I didn't actually realize it, until just lately I took an inventory.
It seems that I have 6 sewing machines. Yes, I do.
Sad to say though that none of them really does what I want them to do. And because I push them to do it anyway, there is usually at least one of them out of order, or in the shop getting fixed.
Meet #7. This is the REAL DEAL.
Brand new, UPS just delivered it. I have anguished over buying it for a while.
I had an industrial sewing machine several years ago, and I hated it. It had a clutch motor and sounded like my old VW bug from 1965. But what turned me off entirely was its speed. It felt like it was going to suck my arm right into it.
So I finally sold it, and said I would never buy another.
That was then.
This is now.
I relented. I am sick and tired of fighting with home sewing machines, trying to make them do heavy work, that they don't want to do. They eventually burn out.
I found this one at Raphael's Sewing, in Montreal, Quebec. The machine is big enough, the presser foot raises high enough, to do the work that I want it to do.
But what really sold me was the motor. They gave me an option to buy a Servo motor, instead of a clutch motor. It only makes noise when you step on the pedal, and the best part........it has speed choices, and once you pick your speed, it doesn't matter how hard you step on the pedal, it still won't pull your body in starting with your arm.
Tomorrow I am going to take close up photos of the threading, before I do anything else.
I AM going to love this machine. Just sayin'.
And then I am going to get rid of some of the others........one to a daughter, one to L, and who knows who else.
One obsession is quite enough.