~BERNINA Ambassador – How to UnBox the BERNINA 790 Plus~
Have I got a super big announcement for you!! Today, I’m officially a BERNINA Ambassador and I’m unboxing my new BERNINA 790 Plus. Walk with me on this journey and meet my local BERNINA dealer who helped in my selection of the BERNINA 790 Plus. Watch the fun (and entertaining) unboxing video of my BERNINA 790 Plus and hear why me becoming a BERNINA Ambassador is a good thing for YOU! PLUS there’s a chance for you to win a copy of my coloring book!!
What is a BERNINA Ambassador?
To be a BERNINA Ambassador means I get the pleasure of sharing with the world these sophisticated and classic brand of Swiss engineered sewing and embroidery machines. I will be working on my BERNINA 790 Plus while answering questions on the brand, software and accessories. This will include blog post, videos, live broadcast on Facebook and YouTube answering questions, all the while using my BERNINA 790 Plus machine and accessories (including software). The best part of this – I get to share the new journey and what I most love about my new machine with you, my audience (heart eye emoji inserted here).
I’ve longed to work with a company with amazing employees, elite reputation and most importantly, a loyal fan base. Not only is the BERNINA 790 Plus a top of the line embroidery machine, it’s also a exquisite sewing machine. This machine is the most accurate, precise sewing machine I’ve ever had the pleasure of stitching on. Walk with me on this journey and ask any questions you may have along the way.
Watch the unboxing video and my big announcement of being a BERNINA Ambassador
Which machine should I choose?
Once I was officially invited into the BERNINA family of Brand Ambassadors, the first thing to do was choose a machine to stitch on. It made perfect sense to go to my local BERNINA dealer, Keep Me in Stitches of Largo Florida, and test drive of a few different models.
Allen Smith, the shop manager, showed me a few options. He let me stitch some of my designs on the various models using my thread of choice (Aurifil thread). After two hours, it was obvious there was a real love connection between myself and the BERNINA 790 Plus.
Melissa Helms, the shop owner, and Allen contacted BERNINA and made all the arrangements. It’s extremely impressive how closely BERNINA works with their local shops and supports all their needs, including the needs of their BERNINA Ambassadors. What a pleasure to be apart of this new family.
Check out all the presser feet Keep Me in Stitches has on their walls, all for my BERNINA 790 Plus! – I mean, for everyone’s BERNINA’s (warm smiles)!
Look at the other BERNINA sergers Keep Me in Stitches has! Oh, that is next on my list.
…and if you love fabric (and I am sure you do), then take a peak at the beautiful wall of fabric at Keep me in Stitches. BERNINA and fabric = Love!
Picking up my BERNINA 790 Plus
What an exciting adventure! Picking up my new BERNINA 790 Plus was the top thing on my mind the night before. I couldn’t sleep. Instead I just binge read about my new machine, looked at every detail on the BERNINA website and made a list of all the BERNINA presser feet I wanted. I finally drifted off to sleep at 3am and awoke at 6:30am.
Coffee was my friend that morning and the two of us drove over to Keep Me in Stitches Largo shop to be greeted by the most wonderful surprise. Allen, the shop manager, had my machine at the front of the store with RED balloons tied to it. What a super cool thing and it was totally unexpected. Thank you Allen 🙂
Allen showed me some basics on the machine, signed me up for the hands on workbook class and the team helped me get my new BERNINA 790 Plus into my car (BERNINA 790 Plus and Sue Selfie time)!
A special thank you to the folks at Keep Me in Stitches Largo shop (Mary Pickard, Kelley Salerno, Mike Mossey & MaryCatherine McCoy [not pictured])
Marti Cat must inspect everything, especially large boxes, before they are admitted into the home (see approved).
UnBoxing the BERNINA 790 Plus
Before the machine came into our home the first thing we needed to do was clean and organize the sewing room! Honestly, this took about two full days during the Christmas break. Heidi helped me remove old thread stands off the wall. Move all the furniture around and painted the shelves. We hung backdrop for future videos, decorated a bit and then finally we were done. Check out the before and after pictures! Impressive huh! I’m sure over time the sewing space/video set will evolve in order to showcase my new BERNINA sewing projects!
Fun things ahead for me and more importantly YOU, my audience. I will be a regular contributor on the We all Sew Blog, an exclusive BERNINA spot for amazing projects! Click on the logo below and subscribe to the We all Sew blog today so you don’t miss another great post.
Each and every time I post a picture or video for sewing and embroidery, I will be using my new BERNINA 790 Plus and accessories so we can both learn at the same time. Be sure you are following me on all my social media platforms, Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, YouTube –> OH, join my Fan Club on Facebook too! Click the links below and subscribe/follow/join.
For your chance to WIN!!
Win your very own signed copy of my coloring book (with machine embroidery designs), The Year of the Crafter:
- Leave a comment below here
- Go to this YouTube link and leave a comment there too!
- Winner will be announced on February 14th.
*Please note: Winner must live in the continental United States*
Thank you ALL for taking the time out to read the blog post!
Have a Creative day