Monday, 28 January 2013

A sewing machine shop

Today the Great Golfer assumed his role as an Assistant Curate and went to a clergy meeting in Bridlington. He persuaded me to go with him and have a day out in the seaside town. The sun was shining, although it was about 3 C, so I set out to enjoy a walk and fresh sea air. A good walk and coffee and a toasted teacake later, the weather changed to very windy and cloudy. I decided to wander around a bit more and discovered the Bridlington Sewing Centre. I took shelter in the shop and browsed for a bit then got into conversation with the very nice proprietor, Mr Hall.

What a joy to talk to someone who really knows about sewing machines! He has been in the business of selling them and repairing them for 40 years. He was impressed that I still have my Bernina 740, bought 46 years ago, and that my new machine is a Janome. I resisted temptation and didn't spend too much money - just bought some new bobbins for the Janome. At least I now know where I can go if one of my machines needs fixing or if I want to buy a new foot for the Janome. The shop also has a rather nice range of fabrics but I kept my eyes averted!


  1. What a great find, I thought I'd had my sewing machine a long time, its a Frister and Rossman which my mum gave me when I was expecting my second son, who is now nearly 38.
    Joy xx

  2. Wow, the Bernina really lasts a long time. I'm glad you discovered that sewing machine shop.

    Have a great weekend Margaret!