Zoe is my brand spanking sparkly new Janome Sew Precise - she purrs like a kitten, free motions like a dream!
We finally got her home around 8:45 last night - after test driving one, sending her older sister Melody in for service, and shopping the fabric side of the store, and picking up some accessories, we finally headed to dinner a little after 7:00pm. We had a nice lingering dinner at Chili's with the Munchkin - it was his first Chili's experience and he loved the "triangles" (tortilla chips") in the basket, and devoured his grilled cheese. Hubby and I put a hurting on a platter of fajitas. Yum!!
It was my night to read to the Munchkin, so Zoe did not get to come out of her box until close to 10:00 PM. (hence the picture of a tired looking me in my jammies)
Her bobbin wound easily, the automatic needle threader is a wonder for tired eyes, and I grabbed some fabric to play. Her tension was spot on right out of the box, and I quickly tested out all the stitches I could with the standard foot. Then - instead of changing to another "standard" foot and trying new stitches, I jumped right to my darning foot and tried free motion quilting for the first time ever.
Oooohhhhhh - smooth!!! I am in love!!!!!
When I told Hubby I "needed" a new machine because my old one was going wonky and I "needed" to be able to do free motion, he jokingly asked what the traditional 14th anniversary gift was. So we looked it up - geeks that we are - and discovered it was ivory. I asked him if an ivory colored sewing machine case counted. He said yes.
So - you all know I have spent time in Japan. Well, ivory comes from elephants, and the Japanese word for elephant is Zou. Zou --> Zoe...
And - since her older sister needed a name now so she would not feel slighted, the Singer has now been dubbed "Melody"
Yeah - geek - that's me!