Well today has been such a treat I felt like a little girl with the worlds biggest bag of sweets tucked in her little pocket, with no one knowing its there!!
Once a month my doh (darling other half) drives me for my treatment in Prestwich with Raymond Perrin, and today we arranged for the little Es to go to a friends after preschool so we can do a little detour via this rather fab building in Eccles...
Oh yes ladies, today I visited sewing machine heaven, Bamber!! A rather big shop filled with a huge selection of sewing machine from £89 to £7000 and more (I didn't dare venture to far in that direction for the fear that I would never make it back again). I could just see a small amount of twitching develop on the doh's face as the lady started talking about the different prices....you've got to love them, they haven't got a clue!!
I was constantly drawn to the Bernina section, ooooh, but had to keep pulling myself away, boy they are pricey, but then I suppose you are talking about the Mercs of sewing machines. The very kind lady that worked there demonstrated the ones I was interested and then I had a very enjoyable 'test drive' on them all. Yes, they provide fabric for you to try out the machines, super cool!!! I tried a few including two computerised machines, which I wasn't in favour of before entering the shop, but it is fair to say that my opinion has been swayed. I just can't quite believe what these machines are capable of. The options of stitches and even letter writing, oh my (wish I took a pic of this machine)!!!! You don't even need to use your foot and I think once you have programmed it, you can go and pop the kettle on and by the time you get back it will all be done!, now that's what I call weird, or style maybe?! Something I think I could get use to!
To top it, the floor above was decked with fabric, wool, ribbon, buttons, patterns, you name it, everything a little bee would love, my idea of heaven, yip it surely was Bamber Tastic!!!! The doh kept checking to see if I was ok. It must have been the rapid breathing that gave it away, or possibly just that very attractive gawping look and the odd spot of dribble. It doesn't take much to figure out that I don't get out often, ha ha!!
So what did I walk away with, some new needles for my sewing machine, some wool and dressmakers chalk, no machine just yet, but there is most definitely a plan for a new one in the near future, so for now it is just figuring out which I prefer?! What are your experiences with computerised machines and/or what are your preferences?? What make is your little sewing companion??
I could happily have spent the entire day there and I think my doh has picked up on that and has kindly offered another trip there soon, he is such a gem!! I love the fact that he just support what I love and what I do and I love him so much more just for this!! To finish off a wonderful morning we enjoyed a lovely lunch at Nando's, I don't think I will ever tire of their food.
Wishing you all a lovely Thursday xoxo