A month or two ago – my trusty Husqvarna 205 and I parted ways – I’ve noticed I end my relationships pretty quickly and painlessly these days. One faltering stitch and you’re on Craigslist. I hadn’t started the Graduation Dress project yet so it was imperative that I find a replacement. Someone that I could build a quality relationship with.
Don’t get the wrong idea, the 205 had been true and faithful for 15 years – I was pregnant with Thing 1 when 205 came home with me. We made the most beautiful crib bedding together for little Thing 1. From there our love grew and grew. We made many a curtain and costume and project.
And the 205 never gave me any problems, never failed me. But you know… sometimes you need to move on. Sometimes you need someone who is going to give you that little extra something. The basics weren’t cutting it for me. I felt limited and stifled. I felt I deserved better. I needed to move on.
Husqvarna 955e was not a new model – used – in fact, loved by another. But they too had parted ways. 955e was willing to give me more than I’d ever had before. Willing and able to do all the little things my last relationship couldn’t. And 955e is fast, faster than I’d ever sewn before. I’ve had fantasies about this but didn’t think it could really happen.
You know, sometimes, in a new relationship, you’re willing to try things. Things you NEVER thought you’d do before. Sure, you heard people did that but you didn’t really expect to be doing that yourself! I’m a little embarrassed about it. But curious. I feel like it’s important to try this and make sure this new relationship is going to work.
So tonight, I’m going to learn how to machine embroidery. I’m keeping an open mind and taking it slow.