Friday, September 26, 2008

Eye catching machine and a unsettling realization

Last night I had to pop in to Walmart to buy a paint brush. I was asked by one of my friends to make a banner for her father-in-laws birthday/retirement party. As I walked into the arts and crafts section my attention was jerked by a beautiful endcap. Meet the Brother XL-3510T.

For a very resonable price of $180 this little guy could be mine. I know what you're thinking husband, "you already have a machine", but you see I didn't choose it. My current machine was a gift from my parents on my 22 birthday. I'm not sure where they got the idea that I wanted a sewing machine, as I had never expressed interest in sewing before. However I have made a few things with my machine and been very happy with them. I made my sister an adult size sheep costume for Halloween 3 years ago, and I made 2 quilts for my niece's doll bed this past year. My mom said she bought it for my so that I could hem my own pants. Never done that yet - lol.

Here's the unsettling realization, the quilt that I need to have done for next Saturday will need to be quilted. I originally thought I could use my machine, but after seeing how large the quilt actually is and remembering how I almost broke the machine when I quilted the doll quilts, I think I will have to come up with another solution. If I had the patience and time I would hand quilt it, but we all know that's not going to happen. So last night when I saw the new machine, that said right on the box "great for beginner quilters" I thought my problems were solved. Now if I could only get the rest of the quilt done.

Side Note: Did anyone else have that silly Cinderella song in their head after reading my last blog? I sung it all the way home. Oh brother, no connection to the above post, or maybe....


Liz said...

Oh wow. That's an impressive machine! Cant wait to see the quilt done.

Anonymous said...

We all need to spoil ourselves every now and again!!!! Good on you and I hope it really helps you to finish of your gorgeous quilt!

Katie said...

I'm enjoying the quilt progress -- and now that you have this new 'assistant', I think you'll finish in time and happy happy.

Enjoying your blog today.