Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Meet my new machine

I have the best parents in the entire world.  No dispute.  And it's not just because they bought me an amazing new sewing machine, they'd still win the award for best parents ever.

This little baby arrived at my house on my birthday.  It's my birthday and Christmas present for the next 40 years.



It's a Janome Atelier 5, bought at the Festival of Quilts as a bargain.  I am madly in love with it.  



Impossible to get a decent photo as it's set up in front of the window.  You can click the link above to see it on the Janome website.  I've been sewing on a Husqvarna Viking E116 for the past 5 years, an entry level machine, so there is so much to love about this new baby.

Auto needle down
Auto thread cutter
Knee lift

Those three things would be enough for me to be honest, but it also has 8" of harp space, a trillion fancy stitches, a maximum speed slider which I think will be great for FMQ, and you can move the needle to the side in millimetres.  Oh yes, I love this baby.



I also got a free gift of a case of Mettler thread, this case is double sided so there's twice as much thread as you see here and my machine likes Mettler.  I suppose I'm going to have to give Aurifil another try now I have a new machine too, maybe I'll find out what you've all been raving about!

Jane Galley - thanks for leaving me so many lovely comments. I lost your email address when I got a new phone and as you're no-reply I can't respond.  Could you leave your email address in a comment - I won't publish it.

16 comments:

Christine Barnsley said...

What a lovely present! I hope you enjoy it!! Have a lovely Christmas and best wishes for 2016! Christine x

Flickenstichlerin said...

Wow, what a gorgeous machine, you are so lucky.
Greetings,
Sylvia

Bethany said...

Auto needle up/down is the best thing ever. That and the speed slider are probably my favorite things on my Janome. Enjoy--she's a beauty!!!!

frayedattheedge said...

I have a Janome Horizon which I love. I especially like being able to set the speed for fmq, but I've never quite got the hang of the knee lift!! Have fun trying out all those stitches!!

Sandra :) said...

WOW Happy Merry Birthday Christmas, and congrats on the new machine - it looks awesome! Gee - you'd almost think your parents love you or something! ;) I can't wait to see what you're going to create first!

Rachel said...

So much in the way of fun and games on the way!

Pam said...

It is a gem, I had a little play with one at the Festival. I did not intend to buy as I have 2 large Janome machines already. You will love it, I would not change mine for any other make.

Stacey @ bakercourt said...

Oh how WONDERFUL! Does it sew like a dream? Lucky you x

Fiona said...

Hi Wendy... may happy hours with your new machine.... you will be up to all sorts of tricks with that...

Hugz

margaret said...

What a wonderful gift can see you having a wonderful time on this machine. I love my needle down button, when I use my old new home which I do get out sometimes to keep it running smoothly I really miss the button have fun

Sheryl S. said...

How exciting Wendy, the perfect present and all those threads. I use a Husqvarna Viking too. Happy Christmas and late Birhday wishes.

claire93 said...

that's the best gift ever ^^

Chris of UK City Crafter said...

What a lovely treat for you, I'm sure you'll enjoy making lots of beautiful things on your new machine. Merry Christmas to you and yours x

Celtic Thistle said...

Have fun with your new toy Wendy! My Bernina has a knee lift too but I have never used it so I will be interested to see how you get on with yours.

Cath said...

Getting a new machine is great fun. Enjoy your new toy :-)

Jillayne said...

Well how wonderful is that - you do have the greatest parents!
Enjoy your new machine - you'll be making wonderful things like no other...it's really lovely.