Tuesday, February 11, 2014

PIG and a sad day

I'm sure your all wondering why it's a sad day for a PIG???

The Pig is, my Project in a Grocery Sack
The sad is, that ole Moosie gave up on me!


It's true, my favorite machine in the world bit the dust!
It's so tragic!
My Bernina 220 was just stitching away and started to make terrible noises.
Thank goodness I stopped and took the quilt I was free motioning out before the head locked up. I would have been a very unhappy camper if I had had to cut the quilt out of it!
She always looked out for me, that wonderful machine!
It's at the sewing machine hospital, but it's not looking good. The part has been on back order for over a month, and they don't make this machine any more!
:-( 
I'm so sad!


I did manage to get this PIG done first.
 Ahhh, Alaska memories from fishing days!



I even found a thread that went perfect with it, in my stash!


                             No more boring borders. I'm on a mission
                              to try to break out of my box and try new
                               things!  We will see how long this lasts.
                                                                                ;-)

Psssst...I haven't told my hubby yet, but I bought a new Bernina last week at the sewing expo. It's not that I really needed another machine, but I so loved my Bernina.  Heck once I get the moose skin ordered and put on it, he will never even know it's not the old machine!  LOL!!  A girl's gotta do, what a girls gotta do!

Update: I have had a lot of requests as to where I got the "skin" for my machine. Bernina offers them for their 200 series machines thru their website, but they are down to just a 215 in that series. They don't seem to be available or other models.  I have a lot of no-reply bloggers asking. If your on Google + your likely a no reply blogger. I've had the same issue, gave up trying to fix it, and went back to the regular Google, myself. Just make sure you put and email addy in your comment so I can get back to you!  :-)



20 comments:

  1. Hi!!!! So sad for your Bernina!!!! Plan B is working good for you!!!! I love your fish quilt!!! Great quilting on your borders!!!!

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  2. So sorry to hear about your Bernina falling ill, but great to hear that you are getting a new one. And yes, a girl's gotta do what a girls gotta do, to but the wool over the old lions eyes. They never notice anything any way.

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  3. dum dum dum... so sorry for your loss :(

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  4. A tragedy turns into a triumph, I know you'll love your new machine. I just took my 22 year old Bernina in to the hospital and she came back better than ever thank goodness - I love that old girl even though I have another newer Janome that I do most of my piecing on my heart still belongs to my old Bernina. Just one question where did you get that AWESOME decal/skin for your machine? I can't believe how cool that is!

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  5. Aww, sorry about your machine, I know just how you feel as when my first machine bit the dust, I was told it was dead, to use it as a boat anchor! :-o Horror! Very cool to have a done a little shopping in advance. ;-)

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  6. The PIG is flying ... flying fish, that is!
    RIP "ole Moosie" ... long live "New Moosie" ... <3 Pat

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  7. Sorry about the old machine. Love your fish.

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  8. You, my dear, crack me up. I'm sorry about your old machine, but it sounds like you knew it was coming.
    That fish is a great quilt. So bright and full of happy.

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  9. I'm cracking up. It sounds like something I would do to hide a sewing purchase. LOL.

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  10. I feel your pain! so sorry to hear about your machine. I LOVE MY BERNINA! I would be devastated. your quilt is great! now please share wear you get the skin for your machine. please.....

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  11. Nothing lasts forever unfortunately. I am thankful you got your quilt safely out of needle prison. Your fish quilt is stunning. The thread and the border are perfect. Blissful New Bernina Stitching...

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  12. So sorry Moosie is so ill. I scored a Bernina Artista 220 (upgraded to a 720??) a couple of years ago. I only use it for embroidery so I won't tell you what I paid for the machine - came with the table that flips up to be bigger, a couple of hoops, stabilizers, thread and around 200 digital patterns. I can hope that either Moosie can be healed or you can score like I did!!!!

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  13. Congratulations on the new machine!! I am sure you are going to form a close bond with it.

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  14. Sorry to hear about Moose, please give him a proper burial. Love the fish quilt and the quilting you did, looks amazing! But where oh where did you get the skin for your machine? Please share.

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  15. Where do you get 'skins' for your machine? Cool idea!

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  17. ¡Qué lástima! This is one time when Spanish sounds so much better than English. What a pity your machine has bitten the dust. I keep fearing my trusted and beloved Viking will do the same, and I will be so distraught. You have my sympathy, new machine notwithstanding. It's the old one that has been through the wars with you!

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  18. I am doing some catch up now my computer is back in action. Sorry to hear about your trusty Bernina. A very good workhorse. Which Bernina did you get to replace it?
    Must have been all the fish scales that did it in on that last quilt - which looks great by the way!

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  19. Awwww, Joan, how sad for you! I can't even part with my machine long enough to get it serviced!! But hey, YAY new machine!! Nothing like a new toy to play with!!

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  20. Sorry to hear about your machine. Like losing your best friend!

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