I can finally tell you the secret I've been keeping to myself for the past six weeks: I was chosen to be a "Master Craftster" on my favorite craft site, Craftster! Along with four other talented women, I was given the loan of a brand new Bernina sewing machine! We got to sew whatever projects we wanted, and then we wrote about them (and wrote tutorials for most of them). During the next couple of weeks I will re-post my projects here. I hope you will visit the Bernina 3-Series Master Craftsters page on Craftster; each one of us posted five or more projects, so there are a lot of great posts to read. You might just find a project you want to try yourself!
To be considered to be a Master Craftster, I had to submit links to the four best projects I've posted on Craftster. I sent in OctoBear, Embellished Fabric Baskets, Patchwork Heart Christmas Ornaments, and Cutest Critters Ever. Within a week I heard back that I had been chosen to participate! That was so exciting! I was given access to a "secret" board on Craftster, where all of us "Bernina Ladies" could talk about the machines, and our plans for what we wanted to sew.
About 10 days later the Bernina 380 showed up at my front door, and I could hardly wait to get started. I quickly shoved my old sewing machine in the closet and gave the Bernina the place of honor on my sewing table!! (Sadly, I am expected to return the Bernina when the 6-month loan is up--we'll see about that...) I already knew some of the things I would sew, and others occurred to me once I saw what this sewing machine was capable of. It was easy to learn, and after quickly reading through the instruction manual, I was sewing!
I will leave you now with the introduction I wrote about myself for the Master Craftsters series:
I Love the Bernina 380!
Hi, I'm Leslie, and I am so excited to have been given the opportunity to test out the BERNINA 380!