I have learned to appreciate good equipment. Here on the farm cheap tools don’t cut it. They break or wear out fast. The Salatins have certainly been in the farming business long enough and used enough different brands to figure out what is high quality and what isn’t even worth considering.
Over the years I have started my own collection of tools. Mostly gardening tools and kitchen gadgets. On the top of my list for a sewing machine has always been a Bernina. I grew up sewing on a Bernina Record 930 and loved it. I am not big on electronic sewing machines because they tend to be really expensive to repair. So when I started looking for a machine I looked at the Bernina Record 930. It could do anything that I needed and I knew that I already loved how it sewed. I started looking around and was amazed at how expensive they were for a sewing machine made in the 1980’s. After a little reading I found out why. It is the most sought after used Bernina sewing machine for regular home work and for professionals. It is Switzerland made and all moving parts are metal. It also weighs about 40 pounds. 🙂 Very solid.
I knew that I would get what I paid for though. A top quality sewing machine that would probably last me a life time. So I took my time and waited. The moment finally arrived when I found one that I could afford last week. I was so excited when it came on Tuesday! Now I just need to start a sewing project!
What tool or piece of equipment have you found worth the wait to buy?