Wednesday, May 13, 2009

I Got A New Toy

This is my new toy. A Janome Memory Craft 6600. My dear husband let me buy it when I was in Paducah because I could get it for such a good deal. Today is my day to play with it and see where it can go.
There is a funny story about this. When I was in Houston in November last year I decided to stay through Saturday although my friends went home that morning. It was my goal to try out every brand of machine and look at all the features, etc. Quilt shows like this are a great place to shop because all the brands are there and you can test drive them all if you desire. My DH did not know that I wanted a new machine. Mine was a good machine, a Sears Kenmore that was made by Janome. It has served me well for 10 years and my daughter-in-law Megan now has it at her home.
After a day of searching (well some shopping on the side as I went up and down the aisles) I decided that the Janome was the machine for me. They had a good deal,not near as good a deal as I ended up getting in Paducah, but of course I didn't know that then. So I called my DH and after our hello's and I miss you, I asked "Were you planning on buying me a new sewing machine"? His reply "No, have I bought you a new sewing machine"? Well if I had known he was going to answer that way, of course I would have already bought it and ask for forgiveness when I got home. My plot was foiled!!! So I came home a little unhappy, but with a mission.
He knew I was not happy and that I was determined to sometime soon try to get that machine. Unbeknownst to me, bless his heart, he started putting back money to surprise me with getting the machine before this year was out. Sweetheart that he is. Anyway, when I called him from Paducah Quilt Show with the same deal, he was prepared and told me to get the machine.
So friends I am going to play with my new toy today.
The weather here is suppose to NOT be rainy today. Sorry, it isn't raining - it is DRIZZLING!!
What can I say? Play anyway.

5 comments:

Carol said...

Have fun. I am so glad that the machine doesn't intimidate you!!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Brenda I've had several Janome machines and loved every one of them. I have the 11000 now and even though I don't use the embroidery feature very often I'm still glad I got it. Enjoy! blessings, marlene

fiberdoodles said...

Brenda I bought the very same machine at Houston in November and have loved every minute with it.

Enjoy,
Sharon

Sharon said...

Oh lucky you. So what did you make already? Is there a learning curve with your new maching? Makes me want to sew.

Pat said...

Brenda, So glad you finally got your new machine. I expect to hear next that you and Gianni have had one of your "moments" with it. Enjoy it, girlfriend...you deserve it!!! pat