Many years ago (2007 qualifies as many years ago now, doesn’t it?) – before I became a teacher – my then husband bought me a sewing machine. It was what I wanted and I had the intention of working on my quilting. This machine drops its feeds dogs easily, it has all the attachments I need and all of the instructions are there. Today I actually read them.
I have mentioned before that I don’t generally machine anything. I learned how to sew by hand when I was about 5 or something, I sewed on my grandmother’s treadle (which is now mine) for years and eventually I got a machine of my own. This one I have been arguing with is my second machine (I still have the other one in the cupboard somewhere too).
I am trying to get over my mistrust of the machine. I make “things” on it all the time – but never really quilts.
Of course my inability to sew in a straight line is frustrating me greatly – perhaps I should just give up on that idea and free motion?