Sunday, June 28, 2009

There's a new baby in the house...


Yeah, that's right...I kicked my Brother out and brought home a new Baby...Babylock, that is. I have the best husband in the world. He lives by the motto "Happy wife, happy life" and indulges me. Not that I am one of these women that is a shopaholic or buys expensive things (except sewing machines). Most of the time I am very frugal, well okay, to be honest I am downright cheap. But sewing is my passion and it pays to have a nice machine. And it helps that my philosophy towards him is "Honey if the bills are paid and we have food to eat, if you want it...buy it!" So with that being said, on to the details about the new Baby! We returned to the store with the Brother and samples of why I was unhappy and I was greeted by the same tech who had teased me the day before. I showed him my samples and his comment was, "This is unacceptable" He looked at the machine and asked if I was interested in trading it in on a new one. Thank you very much...that's what I wanted to do in the first place!!! He steered me towards another embroidery combo machine, but since I have the EMP6, I didn't really need that. Next he showed me the Babylock Espire, which is a quilting type machine...I wasn't totally convinced and didn't want to be hasty. That's how I ended up with the Brother. I looked at a Pfaff and it was a nice machine, but I did not like it as much as the Babylock. I sat down and sewed a few seams with the Babylock and was hooked. I got a fair trade for the Brother and they threw in the Gold Standard warranty package, which sells for $349.00, so we brought her home. When I unpacked her, I discovered I got the Eleanor Burns 3oth Anniversary model, that came with a huge extension table and other goodies. Guess I better get out those quilt UFO's and finish them up. I am sew happy and relieved that I didn't have to sell the Brother to someone outright. Hopefully they can refurbish it and it will be loved by someone else. Here is the project that was the final straw. It was one of Tom's Fathers Day presents. It's a well known fact that firemen love to play with fire! Embroidery was done on the EMP6.

5 comments:

Amy said...

Congratulations on your new "baby!" If it's anything like mine, you'll still be finding out new things about two years later. Have fun.

Julia said...

A new baby is always exciting for any family, but one that works like this one is especially welcome, huh?

gwensews said...

Congratulations on the new addition to your family. What a blessed event! And, the best part--you don't have to change it's diapers! Just feed it some fabric and it will thrive!

Summerset said...

Congrats! It's always fun to get a new machine.

Kat said...

Oh my gosh! Enjoy your new baby!!! A new machine is always so exciting and I'm so glad you went this route.