May 3, 2010

Meet Hedwig

Everyone, meet Hedwig.

Hedwig, meet everyone.

Isn't she pretty?

She's a heavy girl. Momma almost fell over bringing her into the house. Momma cussed a lot.

I'm totally in love with my Janome 7700. And intimidated. When I sat down to learn how to use this beast of a machine, all I could think was "I am never going to remember this crap."

So I came home to study the manual, and my supportive husband scoffs "Hah!! That's the manual? Hahahahaha!"

Thanks honey, you always know how to make me feel better.

But I figured her out. It's not that difficult... I was just afraid I'd do something stupid and someone would come into my studio and take it away from me. I had to bring it back to the shop to adjust the tension to suit my thread, but aside from that, it's been brilliant sewing with the 7700.

I tested out the machine by stippling a queen (the cat quilt) and it was a breeze. The only thing I was fighting was the weight of the quilt itself... the 7700 was a joy.

It was an expensive decision, but ultimately a really good one. Hedwig and I are going to be wonderful friends for a long, long time :)

Here she is with baby sister Gretel. The size difference is quite laughable. And don't worry, I still use Gretel for piecing... she's not being ignored :)

17 comments:

Mary said...

Ooooooh, looks like fun! Enjoy the new machine!

Dresden Quilter said...

Congratulations on the new addition to your family! Hi Hedwig!

traceyjay said...

that's exciting!

But please don't take Hedwig out on a midnight escape... deal?

I need to get something else for quilting...

AllieKatMom said...

WOW, I really want one! I had a dream last night about trading my machine in for one too...lol and I just got my baby. I am going for a showing of one this weekend, maybe I should just stay home.

joliesjunebugboutique said...

Looks amazing! My husband probably would have done the samething when he saw the Manual! I don't think they understand the love we Women have for our sewing machines!

By the way! Love your Blog!

Goddess in Progress said...

Oooh la la! She's a beauty! (And a beast, but in a good way.) May you have many happy years together. :-)

angela said...

Fabulous - I love the foot storage on the top! I can't believe how huge she is. Congratulations!

Diane said...

Oh my goodness! She is a beauty! I love the way they put all her attachments and other goodies right in the machine. So why didn't anybody think of that before? I have the 6600 and love it, but ooh I think I want one just like Hedwig. Did you fit the queen in the larger bed without a problem? No stuffing and the like? Enjoy!

CitricSugar said...

Swoon!

Sigh.

Marbles in a Mason Jar said...

Oh my, isn't Hedwig just a stunner?! Congrats on your new machine...she's a beaut!

Jamie said...

Congrats and have fun!

Carol said...

Lucky you!!! I want one. Maybe next year I can get one if are finished remodeling our house. Have fun.

Copper Patch said...

WOW - she's so lovely. Don't be too scared of her, she'll love getting used!
Abbe

Rebekah said...

yay! I am drooling over all of those stitches and that super long throat. Have fun with your new machine!

badlandsquilts said...

Oh my, Congratulations!

Vicki said...

wow, beautiful! congratulations!

Kate said...

I was just wondering how things are going with Hedwig? I'm thinking about getting a 7700 and I was just wondering if you're still loving yours? Are there any niggly features or is it all awesome?!

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