Tuesday, July 12, 2011

I have been very bad today

And I don't even know how or why, it just happened.  I went to breakfast with my quilt partner in crime, then we went to UFO day, to work on our oldie moldie projects. I was sewing my little heart out until it was time to leave. I go up to the register to pay for class, and that's when IT happened. I walk past the "near new" machines the shop has taken on trades, and WHAM this machine hits me, puts itself on my credit card and jumps into the back seat of my car!!!!!!!   HOW???? Why???



?Oh yeah, I remember why, I am a Disney freak, and my old Disney machine is so outdated, that they don't make software for it anymore. Of course I did just find that out last Friday. I don't need to tell you that I haven't slept since, with the anxiety over it all!!   So... when I saw this baby, it was mine, all mine!!  And it is after all, my birthday in a couple of week. I just pre-purchased my gift right?

Now, I'm on the other side of town, and it's 4:45pm. Mr Moosestash gets home about 6pm. Please don't let there be any traffic tonight. I need to get this home and set up in it's place, so I can say... What are you talking about it's been there for years!  You know they are never really sure if your right or not, and they don't want to look too stupid, so they nod and grin. Works every time!

Traffic was great, I pull in the drive at 5:15. Actually that's amazing time for this city. All is well, his shop doors are closed. I beat him home. I open the garage door, and YIKES, he is home early and working on a car in the garage!! Oh great. But I saved myself, because he wanted me to buy him a mosquito repellent thing that clips to your belt, and I found it today. He was so captivated with his little plastic bug tormentor, that he never paid any attention to my hauling the machine, or it's big ole box with the embroidery attachments in the house. :-)  Oh yeah, I win again!!

I was scrolling thru the screens and found this great "7 Dwarfs" design. It's going to have to be the first that I stitch out. I love the dwarfs. Dopey is my favorite.
It was a stellar shopping day. I was finally able to get my hands of a copy of Handmade. It's an Australian magazine, and it finally made it's way across the Pacific. The great pink and white snowball quilt is my blogging buddy Karens, over at SunburntQuilts. She blogged about it months ago, and I have looked for the magazine ever since. It has Mothers day projects on the front, if that give you an idea of how long it took to get to the states!  :-)  Anyway, Karen I got my very own copy now, and I am enjoying it. I also have bragging rights and can tell everyone, I blog with the gal who...   :-)
                                                                          JoAnn's fabrics has their 50% coupons this week, and I found this fun book. It's all mini quilts. I can't wait to get some time to make up some of these.
Last buy not least, Art to Heart. Nancy Halvorsen always does a fantastic job with her projects. I just have to have a fire place screen this Christmas. It is July and what better time to start that project.
Now, what to do first. Decisions, decisions!

6 comments:

  1. I can't see a single thing that you have done that is bad!! It all makes sense to me!
    Obviously the machine needed a good home and knew one when it saw it. Isn't that the same as a puppy following you home?
    Hope you have loads of fun with it. And won't it look great in that lovely new sewing room!
    I can't believe the Handmade magazine made it to your part of the world. I know our patchwork and quilting mags come your way but this is a real surprise! I am tickled pink!
    Thank you for considering it worth buying.
    Cheers!

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  2. We all deserve a spree now and then...I have one at least once a month!

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  3. Oh dear, I thought I had all the Art to Heart books - now I can see that I need another one. :) Congrats on the new machine and on getting it past the DH - a great save! blessings, marlene

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  4. Congratulations! There's nothing like a new toy to stimulate the imagination! Have a ball exploring!

    Diane

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  5. Congrats on the new machine! I am going to splurge for a new one this Friday, can't wait! It is so exciting :) I will also be slipping mine in the studio when the hubby isn't home :)

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  6. Since I met you through Madam Samm, I have been reading your past posts and have laughed out loud with your amazing sense of humor. I love reading your blog! thanks
    ~a

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