So, last night, I wanted to work on yet another project. It had some detailed applique. I was finding it very frustrating, as I had my head about three inches from the machine needle so I could see what I was doing. I was getting frustrated because some of it was just hard to see (bifocals not helping).
So I suddenly had a thought. Last week, when I was cleaning out the drawers of my cabinet I came across a few small Bernina Boxes. I remembered where they came from. My late husband liked to say I am sorry with “stuff”. Since “stuff” was not what I wanted from him at the time, I tucked them away in a drawer.
Well, it turns out that one of these little boxes was magnifying glasses. WooHoo, jackpot. Maybe I can see what I am doing. So, I get out the instructions, which is odd for me. I usually shy away from instructions. I follow along with what to do. Open up the head and install this little bar so that you can hook the magnifying glasses to it. OK, seems simple enough. But, why does my machine not look like the one in the picture? Well, after about 20 minutes of staring blankly at it, insisting that I was going to find a way to make it work even though it did not look like it should, I suddenly realized that yes, I have 2 Bernina machines and Holy Cow I bet these were for that “other” machine. Darn it. I wanted to use this one. Then after another 20 minutes of being disappointed I looked at the front of the machine and it already had this bar for magnifying glasses installed. OMG, could I be any dumber? 40 minutes into this and I should just slap myself.