Everyone, meet Hedwig.
Hedwig, meet everyone.
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 :)