Doris is a Bernette 15 of the great Bernina family. It's advertised as "young design at an affordable price". I think the word "young" appealed to me:) Just kiddin'. I went to a Bernina retailer here in Rome and that was what they recommended after having failed to lure me to buy one of those fancy AND expensive models with a touch screen. Not for me. I'm a "mechanical-press-the-pedal" kind of girl.
So here is Doris in all its splendor:
Why all this blabbing about my sewing machine?
Because I'm taking Julie Fei-Fan Balzer's It's Sew Easy online workshop which starts on this coming Monday. I met Julie at Pacs Paris (where I met also Nathalie and other talented teachers and old and new friends but more of that in another post) and got more and more into mixed media after taking her classes and after starting to follow her blog.
So I'm ready for this new adventure with Doris.
I actually do have a perfectly functioning sewing machine: it's a Singer Melody 50 from 20 years back for which I couldn't even find the manual on the internet (I've lost mine. I mean I know I have not LOST it, it's just buried somewhere here in the house and for the life of me I can't think where). I will need the manual and a couple of extra feet for it to be able to follow Julie's workshop so I thought "what the heck. After 20 years I really can buy a new sewing machine." The thing is that even though Doris came with 6 extra feet, the other two I will need I still had to order. So I guess I could have found those for my Melodie 50, but then again, I like Doris better:))))
I hope that I will gain confidence during the class to actually USE Doris to sew on paper and fabric and on my layouts! For now I'm still using my old sewing machine... which strangely enough does NOT have a name.