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Thread: I did it...now what??!!

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    Esqmommy's Avatar
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    Guess what folks...I was out today picking up my daughter's hand-me-down Singer so she can take her first quilting class/camp next week. I pulled out my old machine and got it refurbished for her. While I was there, I sat down in front of a Bernina QEE440...and to make a long story short, it's coming home with me tomorrow or Saturday. It's "used" but comes with the store warranty, and I believe it only has about 40 hours on it.

    I have no idea how to embroider...I'm sure I'll get a tip here or there, right?? :lol:

    I'm so excited...now, any ideas how to tell hubby what I did??

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    congrats!!!! what a wonderful new baby.

    you can learn to embroider in no time. you can start with the justice scales and use it in your RRII center.

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    Oh my, you're right!!!! Wow, this is gonna be fuuuuuuuuuuuuuun!! Woooohooo :lol: :lol:

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    just keep it in the trunk of your car for awhile, then take it out, when he says when did you get that just say "Oh that, I have had that awhile" :lol: :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunQuilter2
    just keep it in the trunk of your car for awhile, then take it out, when he says when did you get that just say "Oh that, I have had that awhile" :lol: :lol:
    lol!!!!!!!!! :D :D

    I hope you have a blast with it, Esqmommy !!! Congratulations!!!!!! :D

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    Congrats! You are goiing to have sew much fun with your new machine!

    I love the idea of keeping it in the trunk and ..... :lol:

    My advice is to not say anything! :?

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    Oh how fun for you!!!!
    I was able to pick up a Pfaff about a monthe ago...the Creative Vision...for really low price...
    I love that machine...
    I love new machines....they just make your sewing easier and the creativity flow!!!
    Kirsten

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    First...congrats!! How fun for you!!


    Second...may I suggest candle light, soft music, favorite dinner, followed by a nice relaxing massage. He won't really hear you when you tell him...but he'll say mmmhhhhm ok honey. Then my dear, you're in the clear!! :twisted:

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    I have had so much fun with mine. Machine embroidery is wonderful. Can't wait to start a new project. Be sure to get some lessons cause it is not that easy if you don't know what your doing. Didn't know stablization was so important but it will make or break a design. Have fun because I sure do.

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    How fun!!! I have the 630E but havn't figured out all the embroidery stuff yet. I know how to use it enough to make labels for my quilts though!
    Hope it goes well telling DH!!!

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    congrats on the new machine, ask away on any ME questions that you have, I don't have that machine but I have been doing ME for over 15 years. I am in the proccess of talking someone else though some of the basics that she missed while at the store. There is a bit to learn and sometimes it is hard to remember even after a class or two what to do and sometimes reading the manual is easier said than done. A lot of it is, (yes just like quilting), practice practice practice and find out what works for you the best.

    There are a lot of others that do EM on the board as well so someone should have the answer that you are looking for no matter what you ask.

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    How exciting for you!!! Woo Hoo :D :D :D

    As for telling the hubby....wait until he is watching a game, favorite tv show or movie....tell him during a "good" part and if he pretends to hear you or ignores what you are saying......................you are still in the clear :lol: :twisted: :lol:

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    Woohoo! Congrats esq! Hope you have lots of fun with your new toy. I like the suggestions to get it past hubby 'what honey, this ol' thing?' :lol:

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    message for hubby: i saw it. i wanted it. we can afford it. i'm grown. i make an equal contribution to the success of this here household, buddy, so if you don't like it don't look at it and don't ask me to embroider a hat for you.

    then give him a big ol' kiss on the lips and offer to cook his favorite dinner. ;-)

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    I hope you love it! CONGRATS!

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    I bought myself an embroidery machine in April and Love Love Love it! I was embroidering withing half an hour of setting it up and haven't stopped since! Nothing in my house was safe from having something added to it in the beginning. I am surprised I didn't sew things on my husbands underware! LOL (I was tempted)

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    Congrates, and if he says anything remind him (if he golfs) about how he spends on that. 8)

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    WOOHOO!!!
    I say just bring it in the house and put it where your machine normally is. Take the one you use now and just put somewhere else for a bit. He'll NEVER notice the difference and if he does, just tell him....no, I've ALWAYS had this one. :)

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    This reminds me of when I bought my new Brother. He was already in the car when I came out of Walmart with my cart and the look on his face when he saw the box was priceless. When I explained I was keeping my old machine too for quilting he said "Oh".

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    way cool. tell hubby it just followed you home. :D

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    When I bought mine I just told hubby it was time I bought something for ME!

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    congratulations!!

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    WooHoo!! Congrats! Totally exciting, enjoy it!

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    Congratulations! You got a great machine.
    Enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunQuilter2
    just keep it in the trunk of your car for awhile, then take it out, when he says when did you get that just say "Oh that, I have had that awhile" :lol: :lol:
    LOL! That's so funny - it really works!!

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