So after a week in Israel, that included endless errands of all sorts, I also settled in my sewing room. I chose the best room in the apartment, with 2 windows and a big closet. I had a big plate for the cutting table, and smaller for the sewing machine. I still need to find a higher trestle (maybe Ikea’s finnvard).
The best part was getting the sewing machine. I got a used Bernina Activa 145, from Markovich in Hadar, Haifa. It is exactly what I looked for, electronic, not too fancy and a good brand. I hope it is in as good condition as the dealer claims. I was also pleased with the service: I took the bus to get to Hadar (to avoid having to find parking there), and planned for my husband to pick me up later. The dealer kindly suggested he will take the machine to his place, 10 minutes away from my place, and I can pick it up later – it was perfect! A special thanks go to my parents, that got me the machine as a “Welcome Back” present! TODA IMABA!
I got all the other essentials to start sewing at the same store, including a 36”X24” self-healing mat. I really needed/wanted/dreamed of a bigger mat and I am very happy I got it!
Finally, I wanted to get some fabric at Rothbaum Fabrics. I got some mustard knit for a Renfrew and some gray cotton for the Thurlow trousers. I started working on the Renfrew even before I got the room settled, in the dining room, since I just couldn’t wait!