Inside, here she is. My new Nina. Some women call their machines Bernie, but I have always thought of sewing machines as female…like all cats are female and all dogs are male.
The big test for me, was not whether it worked (I knew Margaret had already tested it in Edmonton before she called me) but whether the feet for my old industrial Bernina fit this newer version. This 930 was only in production for a few years, but it was the portable version of the industrial 950, of which I have owned 6 in my lifetime. I had brought along a foot from my old machines with me. This is the free motion foot, also called a darning foot.
The best part, along with the best part of actually getting such a treasure, was the price. I almost felt like screaming…start the car, start the car…..when Margaret told me the price back in the fall. It was the deal of the century, so yes, I thought I was getting a steal. Since it was purchased in Alberta, I was charged only 5% sales tax. In Ontario, it would have been 13%!