Amy is giving away a Baby Lock Melody Sewing Machine and she asks that you write a post on why you'd like to win one. So,.....why would I like to win one?
Because my birthday is this Saturday, that's why! I have NO idea why this did not cross my mind when I was writing this but wouldn't that make just about THE perfect gift for a 45th birthday?!!!
My aunt and grandmother taught my cousins, sister and myself to embroider and cross-stitch when we were children. I was a married adult by the time I was introduced to a sewing machine, though I do remember my grandmother and aunt having a pedal Singer. My hubby had to actually teach me how to use it because I had no idea where to start. I sewed a few pieces of clothing, some pillows, and some curtains; I've never been one to start small. This was again apparent when I started quilting, about 3 years ago. The very first quilt I decided to make was a full sized Turning Twenty for my daughter. What?!! I used my $200 Kenmore for 14 years before I started looking for something a little better.
When I broached the subject with hubby, he was on board with a more advanced machine...until I started quoting prices. The idea of a sewing machine that costs $1000 was not in his plan, so when it came time to upgrade, I ended up with a $250 Singer Confidence Quilter. I ordered it online so it was only when it arrived that I realized that it wasn't horribly different than what I already had. The speed is a little better and it has needle down position which I didn't already have. It also came with a table extension which was a vast improvement.
I have never even test driven the more expensive machines for the simple reason that...it's just not going to happen unless I win one. So... why do I want one? For better speed, for better ability to FMQ, the knee lift (the idea of this just amazes me!), and for the sheer fact that I would have a much more advanced machine. I have an 11 year old daughter who I would love to teach to sew on my older machine. I feel more confident in setting her loose on something that moves a bit slower, and having the Melody would allow me to work on something at the same time she is working on her own project.
In conclusion....PICK ME!!! PICK ME!!!!! PLEASE!!!