Thursday, January 31, 2008

Welcome back to the land of the living!

Whew, finally I'm feeling better! I quite a bit better yesterday so I ventured out to the grocery store, got home and put it all away, started a chicken and rice soup, cleaned the kitchen, finished my W2s and payroll tax reports and picked up a little. Not one nap all day long rofl! And boy am I paying for it today. I feel wiped out again. So didn't do much today and feel much better tonight. But.............

now Mike is starting to feel yucky. I would feel bad for him, but I don't. yeah I know, that's being just a little bitchy. But not one time did he ask how I was doing or if I needed anything. Granted he did leave me alone, but geez he coulda asked.................

I saved my Tamiflu for him, figured I was on the downhill side and I figured it was only a matter of time till he got sick so I kept them for him. Saintly aren't I?????

For as obnoxious as he sounds he can be quite the wonderful man. Here's a way cool story to prove it :)

Last February Jennifer came home for a long weekend and our LQS (lol I had NO idea what that meant at the time) was having a "Just try it" afternoon. This was a very basic beginner class, she talked about what stages fabric design went thru and explained the difference in cheap and LQS fabric, thread, how to use a rotary cutter (hopefully without cutting off a finger) and we made a little wallhanging sample. I didn't want to go but I was more than willing to pay her way to the class since she's the creative one (it skipped my generation, went from my Mother to my daughter lol) and was wanting to learn to quilt and sew. But she begged. and begged. All I needed was one more thing I didn't have time for. and one more thing to spend money on. Altho at the time I had NO idea how much money :)

So I caved, and went with her. We had a blast! It was so fun and sooooo informative. I have several very old quilts from my Granny and felt her presence the entire time. So needless to say I was hooked, big time. I know, I know, most of you find that hard to believe. Obsessively hooked on quilting???? noooooo


So I come home and drag my 28 year old Kenmore out of the back of the closet and take it to have it cleaned. After 10 days I got it back and went back to that LQS and dropped a couple hundred on some great Moda flannel for a rag quilt. (which btw STILL isn't finished!!!) Oh and I had spent the last 2 weeks reading everything I could find on the internet about quilting. I found HGTVs board (great btw), GardenWebs and several other along with thousands of pictures. yesssss I have a "little" problem with OCD :)

It's now Saturday, March 31, and I'm sewing away on my rag quilt squares with my poor old Kenmore and the universal walking foot I bought. It was working very well, altho between the old machine and that walking foot it was making alot of noise. But it was working just fine. Nothing fancy, but good even stitches. At class the Janome rep had brought several machines in for us to use and man were they nice. So after sewing a week with mine I called her and we talked about the different machines. I also went to our Bernina dealer and looked around. But yikes they are a fortune! So I had decided on a Janome, don't remember which one but it was around $750.

Around 2 that afternoon I had to run get more thread and as soon as I get home Mike tells me he has to run to Lowe's for something. ok no problem, I'm sewing, see ya! At 4:20 the phone rings and Mike asks me if I want a machine to quilt with. My answer was, and I quote, "where the hell are you?????" He was at the Bernina dealer.

OMG now I'm worried big time. I KNOW how this man loves to spend money. Only the best and most expensive will do. Me? I wait for a sale and get the reasonable model. Him? Not gonna wait on any damn sale and not going to be reasonable. So when he asked if I wanted a machine to quilt on I was afraid he was looking at their long arms!!! We have no room for that lol. I did get him to tell me that he wasn't looking at that, but he wouldn't tell me anything else. Just want to know if I was serious about learning to quilt and hung up.

An hour later he shows up rolling in these 2 big red suitcases. They were huge! and heavy!!! By this time my head is spinning and I'm starting to hyperventilate and break out in a cold sweat. As I start unpacking I also start shaking. I just keep pulling stuff out. He had come home with a Bernina 730E, which includes the embroidery module and BSR, Designer +5.0 software, suitcases on wheels, megahoop and walking foot.

Took me 2 hours to figure out how to thread the darn thing! And man is it devine!

I'm still blown away by both the great machine and the fact that he snuck out and surprised me with it. So for as big an ass as he has been this past week he does have his moments.

So I guess I will let him have my Tamiflu..................................

1 comment:

Red Geranium Cottage said...

OMG you lucky girl you. Are you sure your not still sick and imagining all of this?? Hope the machines are still there when you wake up from your coma. ROFLOL
What a guy you have there.