So what in the world am I posting about today with a title like that?
Well, about a year ago, I purchased a Janome 1600P. This sewing machine is not fancy, it isn’t computerized, and it only stitches a straight stitch. That’s right, no zig-zags, no pretty border or quilting stitches, just a plain old boring straight stitch with 3 buttons, a speed lever and a reverse bar. And since it is a mechanical machine, it requires lots of attention…..oiling almost every time I change the bobbin, constant cleaning and it weighs a whole lot too. The machine is boring, bulky and heavy….but let me tell you – I LOVE this machine like no other.
Let me tell you….
Fast, no? I have to tell you, it took a bit of time to get used to that speed. It actually scared me a bit the first time I used it!
Another great feature of this machine is the pure power. By power, I mean this baby sews through layer upon layer like butter. My regular machine struggles a bit when sewing through something like this:
Oh, and did I mention the stitch quality? Since her only purpose is to stitch straight, she does it very, very well.
And that is why I love “The Beast”. She has gotten me through some tight spots. And today I wanted to celebrate her in all her simple glory. Thank you Beast, for being the best at what you do!