I feel a lot about sewing or quilting is based on knowing your machine. If you don't know how to thread it properly, use the right needle, stitch, or tension, you're not going to have a finished project. Well, you'll have something, but I'm not sure anyone will know what exactly it's supposed to be.
With that said, I have decided that my Bernina needs a name. I know her inside and out, but still don't know her name and that just feels... wrong, almost as if we've been having one-night stands for the last last 5 years. She puts up with my crazy ideas, lets me use her as I wish, and I thank her after a job well done. But she's more than a one-nighter... she listens to my frustrations, lets me toss around ideas with her, and has remained faithful to me even though I wander off and use her sister, the Bernina 180 every once in a while. So, she deserves a name so we can establish a more fulfilling relationship and not seem so touch and go.
Does anyone else have a name for their machine or talk to it? Any good name ideas out there?