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From: Pepsigal
Date: 04-05-2005, 11:37 PM (1 of 28)
Hubby and I were walking around Sears and he was looking at the big-screen TV's and I walked over to the sewing machines. I was looking at the one on the sale table.

He came over and asked me if I liked it to which I replied 'of course...who wouldn't!. LOL But I told him that he'd better not as we had better things to get before a 'toy' for me.

Well, lo and behold he came home with it for me the next day. It was regular $349(cdn) and he got it for $179. It is an Euro Pro. It has about a million different stitches that I'm sure will take me a month of Sunday's to figure out. AND.... it doesn't sound like a machine gun when I use it!!

Maggi...who is very happy that the pile of fabric all cut out and ready to sew may finally get done!!

:Canada:
Have a great day! :)
User: Pepsigal
Member since: 02-28-2004
Total posts: 29
From: mamadus
Date: 04-06-2005, 12:48 AM (2 of 28)
congrats maggi... enjoy your new machine!! keep us posted as to your projects...

MO
life is too short, not to explore
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From: DorothyL
Date: 04-06-2005, 07:24 AM (3 of 28)
What a nice man. Now you will have to make him lots of stuff.
Dorothy
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From: paroper
Date: 04-06-2005, 08:22 AM (4 of 28)
Any husband that will purchase a suprise sewing machine for his wife is a KEEPER! Congrats on the machine AND the husband!
pam

Bernina 200e, Artista V5 Designer Plus, Explorations, Magic Box, Bernina 2000DE & 335 Bernette Serger, Bernina 1530 Sewing Machine, Bernina 1300 DC Overlock (with coverstitch)
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From: MaryW
Date: 04-06-2005, 08:50 AM (5 of 28)
What a guy, he deserves :love:
MaryW
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From: Magot
Date: 04-06-2005, 10:16 AM (6 of 28)
What a star! Give that man a hug!
It is hard - there is a tendancy to put "other things before a toy for me"in a lot of us. Not something my hubby suffers with!
Hope you have many happy hours of fun!
love and kisses, Jan
Guts-R-Us
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User: Magot
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Total posts: 3626
From: Hogmami
Date: 04-06-2005, 11:41 AM (7 of 28)
Aren't husbands wonderful. 5 years ago my husband got me a new sewing machine for Christmas. 1 year ago he got me a serger.
Carolyn
Michigan
User: Hogmami
Member since: 09-30-2004
Total posts: 800
From: SummersEchos
Date: 04-06-2005, 11:50 AM (8 of 28)
What a great husband and a wonderful surprise. Have fun with your new machine.
Summer
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From: Sailorliz
Date: 04-06-2005, 12:46 PM (9 of 28)
What a great surprise! Please keep us posted on how you like the machine. I have a Euro-Pro serger and so far I have had no complaints. I've been comparing the Euro-Pro 1000 stitches (computerized sewing machine) to other "name brand computerized sewing machines" with their features and price. So far the Euro-Pro is by far the better value for the money. Have fun with your new toy. :dave:
Happy sewing/quilting/crafting
Liz

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Member since: 07-20-2004
Total posts: 386
From: blessedmommyuv3
Date: 04-06-2005, 02:08 PM (10 of 28)
Congratulations!!!!
Nothing says I love you like a new sewing machine. :dave:
Roses wilt, candy goes to the hips, but a sewing machine (or serger, or embroidery machine-lol) is a gift that keeps on giving.

Enjoy! and share pics of your new projects with us! :bg:
User: blessedmommyuv3
Member since: 05-18-2004
Total posts: 263
From: Susy
Date: 04-06-2005, 03:58 PM (11 of 28)
Hey, my hubby just got me a dream machine 3 days ago too! I'm turning 50 next month but he couldn't wait to give it to me!! I have been playing, its an amazing machine (I had a really plain jane one before), I just feel like a queen and it has this 1/4 foot that really works, I can actually make a 1/4 inch seam so maybe now I can work on a certain size block and it will actually be the right size. What a wonderful guy! (I keep teasing him that he is just trying to keep me in the basement and out of his hair, he says that's not it but really, who cares if it is!!?)
User: Susy
Member since: 02-05-2005
Total posts: 39
From: Mother in Law
Date: 04-06-2005, 04:17 PM (12 of 28)
My first machine was a simple 35 stitch Euro Pro and they are good machines. You are going to be well satisfied with that machine.

Your hubby is a keeper. Hang on to him. Make him a nice robe :up:
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From: Pepsigal
Date: 04-06-2005, 11:06 PM (13 of 28)
He really is a keeper, and as soon as he gets home (when-ever that is - he's a long-haul trucker) I will have some new things to show him. Yes Mary, even :love:

Maggi
Have a great day! :)
User: Pepsigal
Member since: 02-28-2004
Total posts: 29
From: mamagoose
Date: 04-07-2005, 07:48 AM (14 of 28)
Congrats! But...have you found out what he bought himself yet? lol
User: mamagoose
Member since: 01-26-2002
Total posts: 168
From: paroper
Date: 04-07-2005, 10:22 AM (15 of 28)
Mamagoose! You weren't supposed to tell her that is how it works...at least in MY house!
pam

Bernina 200e, Artista V5 Designer Plus, Explorations, Magic Box, Bernina 2000DE & 335 Bernette Serger, Bernina 1530 Sewing Machine, Bernina 1300 DC Overlock (with coverstitch)
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From: Magot
Date: 04-07-2005, 12:13 PM (16 of 28)
funnily enough...that happens here too......
love and kisses, Jan
Guts-R-Us
Cells a Speciality
DNA to order.
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From: blessedmommyuv3
Date: 04-07-2005, 01:48 PM (17 of 28)
I thought we were the only ones-lol! :dave:
Dh bought a $3,000.00 Dell computer last year; I got my beloved Kenmore 19365 ($599.00)---I don't know, I think I an embroidery machine might even things up a little more, but dh says no more machines until I get a job. :shock: Then when will I have time to sew??? lol!
Don'tcha just love it when our dhs spoil us.
User: blessedmommyuv3
Member since: 05-18-2004
Total posts: 263
From: Magot
Date: 04-07-2005, 02:31 PM (18 of 28)
I got my 400 serger for my birthday - he got his 1000 camera for being the major breadwinner.....
love and kisses, Jan
Guts-R-Us
Cells a Speciality
DNA to order.
User: Magot
Member since: 12-22-2002
Total posts: 3626
From: mommydionne
Date: 04-07-2005, 06:00 PM (19 of 28)
Sounds familiar, he bought a 1984 mercedes with his overseas bonus from ebay no less! :nah: and then told me he had enough left for me to get my my new serger (this was last fall), toys for everyone (the mercedes was a little pricier hmmmmm) :bluewink:
Jeanette
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From: mamagoose
Date: 04-07-2005, 06:40 PM (20 of 28)
Hee, hee, I'm not alone! DH's toys are always more expensive than mine and I know he's up to something when he thinks I should have a new one! Of course, during our 24 years of marriage I have "trained" him to at least do this. (It keeps me quiet.) Gotta' love 'em!
User: mamagoose
Member since: 01-26-2002
Total posts: 168
From: Pepsigal
Date: 04-07-2005, 11:04 PM (21 of 28)
Thanks for the chuckles. :bg:

I made a little bag for my niece and I'm going to fill it with 'girly' things like lip-chap, pen and paper, and maybe a stuffed animal. She will be 4.

The machine worked great, now I just have to get ambitious and try all they fancy stuff.

Maggi
Have a great day! :)
User: Pepsigal
Member since: 02-28-2004
Total posts: 29
From: soverysewey
Date: 04-08-2005, 01:07 AM (22 of 28)
Oh what fun! New sewing machines are the best!

What kind did you get Susy?? :bday:
User: soverysewey
Member since: 12-19-2003
Total posts: 56
From: Mother in Law
Date: 04-08-2005, 02:29 AM (23 of 28)
Jan aka Magot saw my hubby's toy. IT's a 1930 A Model but it's now a street rod which is worth around 30,000.00. I don't want to think about what he has sunk into that georgous thing. But I do know he paid 10,000 in the body and paint on that thing. Now that's what I call a toy don't you. Of course you never hear me gripe I get to drive it when I'm named the designated driver. :cool: :dave: :bg:
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From: Magot
Date: 04-08-2005, 03:26 AM (24 of 28)
....and encourage him by sewing the seat covers.....What does Ray think of you as a hood ornament, Susie? :wink:
love and kisses, Jan
Guts-R-Us
Cells a Speciality
DNA to order.
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From: Serenity
Date: 04-09-2005, 07:52 PM (25 of 28)
Congratulations Pepsigal! :up:

He is a Keeper!

What did he buy himself?...Sounds like all men may be related after all. At least it is that way in mine too!

Arub
"The struggle is not greater than the goal". Be blessed. Stay encouraged.
User: Serenity
Member since: 01-12-2005
Total posts: 85
From: paroper
Date: 04-09-2005, 11:15 PM (26 of 28)
That's because it is g(j)enetic. (In the jeans.)

By the way, the posts have changed color? Mine are showing up green. They are pretty but is this OK or is the board sick?
pam

Bernina 200e, Artista V5 Designer Plus, Explorations, Magic Box, Bernina 2000DE & 335 Bernette Serger, Bernina 1530 Sewing Machine, Bernina 1300 DC Overlock (with coverstitch)
User: paroper
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Total posts: 3775
From: DorothyL
Date: 04-10-2005, 08:27 AM (27 of 28)
It's a nice kind of spring color.
Dorothy
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From: MyGirlFriday
Date: 04-10-2005, 09:15 AM (28 of 28)
What a great man!! I have to agree, any man that brings home something like that for his wife is a keeper!!
:love:

mgf~:wink:
Blessings & Smiles


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