Thursday, March 1, 2007

Sewing Machines and Pin Cushions

I just looked through all the sales information the lady gave about that sewing machine. Making the document folder made me realize all the faults in my current (but free) machine. Gah. I still have to figure out exactly what features I want but the one that seemed to fit best was $1600 on sale. Eeek!

I told Jeff all about it. His eyes glazed over. Then he asked how much it was. I told him. His eyes bugged out. He told me he could get a sewing machine just as good for half the price. I looked at him with a puzzled look. He responded: It's called China.

I retorted that he bought his HUGE TV. His arcade computer. His expensive mountain bike. His surround sound speakers. You know what he said.... "That was pre-marriage sweetie. The slate is wiped clean now!" Grrr!

You know what I did with all my pre-marriage money? I paid my student loans. Such a grown up thing to do wasn't it!

I'll just tape this brochure on the wall above the desk so if he ever wants to surprise me with a really great gift he knows which one I want. A girl can wish can't she?

I'll leave you with a picture of my pin cushion since it seems to be the "thing of the moment" here on the crafting blogs. It took me five minutes to make, but I had to sacrifice one of my new condiment canning jars. But I love the storage ability.


  1. I love this style of pin cushion! I keep meaning to make some!

  2. is it a bernina??

    you know you could always look for a used machine that won't cost that much! :)

    and i think you should definitely get it. look at all the stuff you are making!

  3. does he know that if a really great sewing machine is for life? not like a tv or speakers or a mountain bike...

    We had the same conversation a couple of years ago and when I reminded him of the years of season tickets for his rugby team he bought... he had to admit defeat.

    And I love my Bernina!!!

    And your pincushion is great!!!

  4. Tell him you want to have 10 babies but you wouldn't have time for that many if you had a sewing machine (the one with all the gadgets) to keep you busy!


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