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Thread: My DH must have thought I was a good girl (or he wanted this too)

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    We had been talking about getting a small embroidery machine just so I could make "pretty letters" on the purses I was doing or just for play. We looked at several of the Brother machines the past couple weeks and couldn't decide which one to get.

    Brother had a great sale going on in February so I didn't want to let it pass if possible....so on Saturday morning we went into the store (again) and talked with a really super lady...my DH said to show us the machine she'd like to have and she did.

    While talking, I told her the problem I had been having with my older Pfaff and she quickly told me how to take care of that problem...so actually I was ready to leave ... even without the machine but my DH was interested.

    After about 20 minutes of looking at different models, he pointed to the 2800 and said we'll take that one...even before she had finished showing us what they would do. He had pretty much made up his mind I think before we got there.

    Then he said, you best get some threads...so I was like a kid in the candy store and got some of this and some of that. The sales lady was surprised we got so much at first because she said most people only get a few and then don't have what they need to do a project....not us, lol.

    He told her to load us up with what we needed and she was pretty conservative actually. She told us several things that we wouldn't need most likely so there was no since spending money on them...really appreciated the honesty there.

    Got home and had to leave for a while but when we returned he got it all set up and couldn't wait to start a project. Without reading anything, he quickly figured out how to do a Disney Tigger on his work shirt and off he went. (He did do a practice one first).

    I finally got to try it out after a couple hours but I really think he wanted it and just won't admit it. Heck, he might actually want to sew something now too.

    He's a keeper for sure.

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    Awesome!!!
    I hope your DH lets you use it once in awhile hahahaha
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    So happy for you!!

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    nice!...great hubby too..!

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    He is a keeper! What a great haul. I wish my DH would get more involved with this type of stuff. He just doesn't touch my 'babies'!

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    You have been the good girl. Nice machine.

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    Wow, that's great! Yup, a keeper!

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    WOW!!! This is awesome story. I have a Brother that sews and does embroidery and love it. Hope you enjoy yours as much as I do mine. Very dependable machine!

    So happy for you...and your wonderful hubby!

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    That looks like loads of fun! I hope you two enjoy it! :thumbup:

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    He definitely is a keeper!

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    You will love the Brother machine.They are so user friendly. I love my 4000D.

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    Wow! What a joyful read! Do have fun...if he lets you at it!Maureen

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    Looks like a great machine! Lucky you!

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    You did good there girlfriend! Hope hubby lets you use it once in a while! :)

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    Congrats! Hope your hubby shares your new toy with you!

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    What a great machine and an awesome hubby. Congrats on your new baby and I hope both of you have fun with it.

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    wow, you have been good! enjoy

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    How cool! Have fun with the DH and the machine!

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    Congratulations!!! Isn't it great when husbands enable?

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    I printed out a color chart of the Poly x40 threads and marked off the ones we had. Then I proceeded to circle about 35 ones that I'd like to get too.

    When he saw what I was doing and I sighed heavily he asked what the problem was...said I might as well get them so we have what we need. (Fainting now...who is this guy???)

    Now I have to decide whether to order them online or go back to the shop. I can actually get them cheaper online, but kinda feel obligated to get them at the shop.

    I did order some online designs of some eagles that I think he'll really like.

    I am so lucky!

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    Congrats! Sounds like something you two can enjoy together! :thumbup:

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    Nice!!!!!

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    So great you two can share the fun! Enjoy!

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    NICE.... yeah he's a keeper :D
    I'd love an embroidery machine... maybe I can find one on free cycle or that someone put out for the trash (found two perfect machines that way)

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    Lucky you!

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    What fun!! I'm so happy for you!! I remember when I got my 4500 D, I was like a kid (even though I had the Ellegante) first thing I embroidered was the big Pooh on my jacket back..the front said Pooh already so putting the big Pooh on the back was perfect.
    Of course then there are those smarty's that say "HEY, did you know you've got poo on your back?" :lol:

    Enjoy your new machine and make many pretties!! :)

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