Although my husband frequently marvels at my ability to stash up on craft supplies with no immediate use planned…he is almost always very supportive of my hobbies. And in some instances, he’s the worst kind of enabler.
Take for example the story of my “broken” Pfaff Quilt Expression 2048. After taking it into the shop to be looked at (and finding out I was just threading it wrong – seriously, after a year all of a sudden I randomly started threading it wrong!) I was all set to leave. I don’t know what was happening while I was with the repair person…but the next thing I know the store owner and my husband are showing me sewing/embroidery machines. And my husband is asking me “do you want it?” And when I give a “meh” response (because even though of COURSE I want it…it’s pricey and not immediately needed) he pushes again…”are you sure you don’t want it?” And again in the car, “if you want it, let’s get it.” I mean under that kind of barrage what crafty gal could resist. So we turned around, went back in (much to the owners delight), came home with this:
That’s a Pfaff 2140. We got a nice break on the price since it’s used. But it has a 3 year warranty and they upgraded the software to the 2170 set. It in amazing condition and it came with the standard hoops and the special “grand hoop” too.
I’ve never had an embroidery machine before. I’m really not sure what to do with it! My husband wants me to embroidery his company logo on his work shirts (all 3 of ’em)…but after that…? I mean, no offense intended to anyone out there, but I’m not really an embroidered cabbage roses on a t-shirt kind of girl.
Of course, the other feature of the 2140 I love is that it has a knee-lever to raise the presser foot. I love this feature and it may make this my everyday machine with the 2048 being my backup and quilting machine. Seriously, just having to twitch my knee to raise the presser foot? Awesome.
Two sewing machines! One embroiders! What’s a girl to do? Oh yeah…