(1) a good decision
(2) listening to The Carol of the Bells
(3) a new calendar
Last week I was determined to make friends with my Brother. What!?? No no no - not the little doodie-head I grew up with - nuh-uh!
I saw this machine at Costco and talked myself out of getting it, then over the next two days I talked myself into getting it, so back I went to Costco. BUT... just that quick they were all gone, eeek! Checked Costco online and boy o boy, they had it! I couldn't wait to get this machine - the price was good, it did embroidery, it had a gazillion stitches - just HAD to have it!
It came within a couple days, I opened er up, looked at all the shiny new stuff, put er back in the box, and there she sat - since January 2010!
But my go-to machines til now have been my Singer Touch n Sew purchased in 1970, or the Janome Sewist 521 that I use for bee or guild meetings - hardly computerized!
I like being able to set the stitch length on the screen; it took a bit of trial and error but now it's set! The upper and lower tension is so much easier to fix than on my Singer.
I always had an issue with the quarter-inch seam on the Janome, so I only used it for things where the seam wasn't crucial.
I haven't tried out any of the other 66 stitches yet, for now good ole straight stitch is all I need!
Embroidery isn't something I've ever done before, but that treat will wait til I'm ready. The main thing is - I made friends with my Brother and I like him a lot! Why didn't I do this sooner???
And last but not least, here's a timely tip:
If you haven't picked up your calendars for 2015 yet, and if you can wait til New Year's day, you can get nice calendars at half price from Jo-Ann fabrics.
When I got mine this year they had a pretty good selection left and I was seeing them at this particular store for about a month, so you should be able to find something you like!
That's it for now, have a great Monday, get those Christmas projects finished - sew forth and sew on til later!