Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > General Chit-Chat (non-quilting talk)
What are buying yourself for Christmas? >

What are buying yourself for Christmas?

What are buying yourself for Christmas?

Old 12-12-2014, 08:25 PM
  #61  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 673
Default

new winter boots! my old ones were about 5-6 years old, and getting tired. i'll use them for snowplowing, etc. now i have nice new ones for "good". (my only "cybermonday" purchase, from my favorite shoe lady, who owns and runs Sven's clogs: clearance, plus an extra 20% off. the best things in life are half off...) books, too--i love finding the ones i want on amazon for 1 cent, plus shipping. ditto with music--CDs, used, for a little change, plus shipping. hubby and i are old enough that the only things we "need" are essentials. we are blessed beyond belief. our wedding anniversary is christmas eve, so our celebration is "ours", no matter how many others are there. we have reached 46 years, this year. we are both amazed--it doesn't seem that long. because of his health issues, every day is a gift to each other.
svenskaflicka1 is offline  
Old 12-12-2014, 08:38 PM
  #62  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Central Iowa
Posts: 2,069
Default

I got a needle advance for my longarm, a spare bobbin case also for the longarm. Got a new hat for me and gloves
newbee3 is offline  
Old 12-12-2014, 11:03 PM
  #63  
Super Member
 
Teddybear Lady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: AR
Posts: 3,600
Default

I told my husband I would like to have a rotating cutting mat for Christmas. I showed him the one at Hancock's here in town and it was $52.00. He said okay. I told him to let me check at Walmart. I got it yesterday for $25.00. I was singing "Merry Christmas to me" through the store with him. haha It's a Fiskars 14" X 14" self-healing. I'm happy. I like practical gifts. A couple of years ago I asked for a manual can opener. He bought me an Oneida stainless steel one and I was so happy. I'm very low maintenance. haha
Teddybear Lady is offline  
Old 12-13-2014, 02:44 AM
  #64  
Super Member
 
Airwick156's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Grants Pass, Oregon
Posts: 3,360
Default

Originally Posted by Billi View Post
Try overstock.com they don't have a huge selection but they do have good prices. Also try amazon the prices are not as good as overstock but that have a very large selection.
I was very fortunate this past week. A dear friend of mine had a double masectomy almost 2 years ago and her husband bought her an accuquilt go die cutter so that she could maybe do some quilting while she recovered. And they bought a bundle of different dies. Well she never used it and so it just sat in her closet. I had mentioned to her a couple of weeks ago that I was going to dig out all of my scrap fabrics and cut them into useable sizes and toss what couldnt be salvaged in the trash. She then told me that she has one with dies and is going to send it to me for Christmas!!! It came this week and I have had so much fun playing with it and using up tons of scraps. ) My daughter is making a clam shell quilt and started cutting out clam shell peices of fabric and I bought a die for the 4 inch clam shell die for $15.99 and Ill cut them out for her unless she wants to do it.
Airwick156 is offline  
Old 12-14-2014, 05:14 AM
  #65  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: new york state
Posts: 5,710
Default

I bought myself a years worth of lessons/clubs at my favorite quilt shop. I am taking wool applique. redwork and bom. This should keep me busy.
zennia is offline  
Old 12-16-2014, 12:39 AM
  #66  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Twin Cities, MN
Posts: 1,863
Red face

I've enjoyed reading everyone's posts. I've already enjoyed one of my presents...My friend and I flew to Phoenix last Wednesday for the Fleetwood Mac concert, and flew back on Thursday. My second present will be January 16th....Fleetwood Mac in St Paul!! Can't wait!!

Last edited by Anniedeb; 12-16-2014 at 12:40 AM. Reason: spelling
Anniedeb is offline  
Old 12-16-2014, 07:18 PM
  #67  
Super Member
 
quiltjoey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: SC
Posts: 2,027
Default

My halogen lamp died so went to Joann's and they had Ott lights on sale. The standing one was regular $249.99 but got it for $89. and the table one was $99 and got it for 43.99 plus discounts! Giving DH money. We really don't need anything as we are truly blessed.
quiltjoey is offline  
Old 12-16-2014, 09:35 PM
  #68  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: United States
Posts: 2,222
Default

Originally Posted by lynnie View Post
I somehow crushed my mounting on my engagement ring, so my new mounting is kinda my gift. Also needed 4 new tires so I guess that is too. Don't have money to spend on each other this year. This may sound dumb to some of you but all I ever wanted was a loving husband and my son. I have that now. I also live in my dream home, a condo I wanted since I was about 13-14. I also have a great cat. I've got it all.
Doesn't sound dumb at all, quite wonderful actually.
slbram17 is offline  
Old 12-17-2014, 05:31 AM
  #69  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Illinois
Posts: 9,019
Default

Originally Posted by Marysewfun View Post
We usually agree on one big item we would like - but this year I did step out and get a 10" Tablet that I can also take up to my sewing room and watch sewing videos on or to the kitchen for cooking videos and recipes - and don't need to take the lap top everywhere unless there is something else I need.

Marysewfun
That was my me gift 2 yea ago for that reason....recipes and quilting......a traveling encyclopedia........

This year my me gift....I went to an estate sale about two weeks ago and saw what I have wanted for a long time.......and the price was unbelievable low!--- less than $100.... A grandfather clock.......now I can hear those Westminster chimes each hour all day long...and he goes to "sleep" at the 9pm hour and wakes at 6am.......when GKs visit, they count the hour by the "bongs".......

Last edited by Geri B; 12-17-2014 at 05:36 AM.
Geri B is offline  
Old 12-17-2014, 03:58 PM
  #70  
Super Member
 
ILoveToQuilt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: New Hampshire & Maine
Posts: 2,980
Default

A tank of kerosene to replace the 250 gallons that was stolen (siphoned) out of my tank by some jerk! I am out almost $800 because of this theft! Nope, no other gifts this year...no money for them. Oh well...at least we'll be warm in the new year. (Yes, police report filed - home owner deductible too high to file claim - looking for security solutions to make sure it doesn't happen again...I think we have all bases covered at this point).
ILoveToQuilt is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
tessagin
Main
102
01-04-2016 03:39 PM
craftybear
General Chit-Chat (non-quilting talk)
0
08-10-2011 11:38 AM
dotcomdtcm
Pictures
61
12-05-2010 06:50 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.