Today was a weird day. I woke up early this morning to look at sewing machines since a few months after my last sewing machine repair, the tension is screwed up again. I really love my machine, but repairs are expensive and are becoming more frequent. I have been thinking about trading my machine in, I just have a little separation anxiety. This week I finally hit my breaking point and I decided to get another machine. Meet my new baby.
Originally, my plan was to get the most basic machine I could find, but after doing some consumer research (note: I am extremely anal about purchasing anything and I always do a lot of research to make sure that I get the best possible product for my needs) I decided not to get another mechanical machine, instead I decided to get an electronic model. There were a few reasons for this decision, but the main one was the tension factor; I can't deal with anymore tension problems. After trying several machines and asking tons of questions, I decided on a Singer that is very similar in operation to the one I traded in. I didn't have enough birthday money to buy the machine today so I put it on layaway (it seemed more exciting than putting it on the credit card.) About three hours later Philip and I went out for lunch and my car suddenly stopped shifting into second gear which I am scared means a major repair. C'est la vie!