Saturday, July 30, 2016

Sewing Machine Ready to Travel

A friend asked me to write this blog post. She is impressed with my (on the surface) organizational skills. I told her is is all smoke and mirrors, but none-the-less she says she is trying to get herself more organized too.

So what  in particular has impressed her? Well a while back she borrowed my Bernina 160 sewing machine to see if she liked the brand. How could I let her take my baby? Well, it is my second 'child', and a machine I use for attending classes or to travel with.  I have my first 'child', my Bernina 930 (great works horse; pre-computerization); a Bernina 160 (my first computerized model) and now I have a third, my Bernina 640 (computerized and embroidery unit).



When I gave her the machine to borrow it was, of course, in it's case, along with the manual, foot pedal and power cord, but it also had a plastic box with it which contained spare machine needles, bobbins, cutting out scissors, paper scissors, tape-measure and some pins. Oh! and an extension cord.


It was this box that impressed my friend. After all, to go to a sewing class or retreat all I have to do is pick up my machine and head out the door (well, okay, I do need to pack whatever supplies are required for the class). My 'travel' machine is all ready to go somewhere without too much thought.



I guess that is more organized than some people. How did that come to be? I guess it comes from always having a travel wash bag ready to pack for a trip at a moments notice. That travel wash bag came from my first trips to Europe when I had to save my money for the holiday and save for my spending money. If I didn't have something in my wash bag I would have to spend precious spending money on something essential like toothpaste and that wasn't going to happen! So I had a travel wash bag with everything in it I could possibly need (and more) which I could keep stocked up throughout the year and was ready to go anywhere at any time.


So my travel sewing machine is like my wash bag- packed and ready to go at a moments notice- so where can they both go next?

PS My friend did indeed like the Bernina machine and is now the owner of her very own.

8 comments:

  1. I also think you are very organized! This is a great idea.

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    1. I like to know I can go anywhere at a moments notice with or without my machine!

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  2. VERRRYYY organized...I think I am...and then I can't find something and poof..into the 'class bag' I go. and the something never gets back in. Wonderful story !!

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    1. My travel machine is well away from the sewing room, so raiding it for something is not an option!

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  3. You are certainly more organized than I am! Great idea.

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    1. It just makes life so much easier.

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  4. I have a sewing "go" bag too and my wash bag is ready to go anytime. We Essex girls are organized !!

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