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Thread: Sewing Machine Surprise!

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    a friend indeed!

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    Wow...you are definitely a good friend!

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    WOW - what a thoughtful gift! I'm sure no matter how you present it, she'll be thrilled!

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    She will be so excited. Give her a small kit to make and when she wonders how to sew it give her the big box. Please send pictures.

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    How wonderful of you.

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    What a great friend you are!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoyVoltenburg
    Quote Originally Posted by Tink's Mom
    How about " I have something that you just have to read..." and then hand her an envelope with the manual in it. ;-)
    Oh, yes. I like this idea a lot!
    Me too!!

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    Wrap the box with some pretty Quilting Fabric. In her card, include a gift certificate to a LWS or JoAnn.....then surprise her with the machine....What a great surprise and what fun. Have a family member take a photo of her being surprised....she will be telling everyone she knows about this wonderful gift.....that would be YOU!
    D in TX

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    Let her sit and sew and then present it to her.

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    What about having a small project for each of you and let her "borrow" the lily and then when you are done tell her the machine is hers. I love doing surprises like that for people.

    Marie M.

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    Follow up and let us know how the surprise goes.
    Wish you had a camera so we could see her reaction. Ann in TN

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    What a lovely surprise for your friend and what a special person you are.

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    Photos! Photos! We want to see a photo of her with her new present!!! ;-)

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    How nice of you. I know she'll love it.

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    I like the idea of setting up a sewing space and small project for her and letting her sew with Lily unaware. Surely, if she's been dealing with a problematic machine, she will gush about how easy and fun it is to sew with this one and how she'd love to get one of her own. ;) I wouldn't wrap the manual, she might want to refer to it while working on the little project, but I WOULD wrap the empty box and give it to her after she's had some fun with HER new machine!

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    suffice to say... however you present it, she's going to be thrilled.... your a good person... i totally understan... doesn't it feel WONDERFUL to do something nice for another good person... bless you...I would just make a HUGE BOW out of some quilting fabric and tie it to the top!!!!

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    I would say ask her to help you on a project and let her work on it and then after she got to work on it for a little bit I tell her, by the way that is for you....

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    Put it on her bed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tink's Mom
    How about " I have something that you just have to read..." and then hand her an envelope with the manual in it. ;-)
    Love this idea... Sew creative!!! :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsb38327
    Suspecting she is a friend that enjoys the same passion you do; one of the things she will be excited about is sewing with you. I might set up my work space, put a work in progress out on my machine and set up her work space (her new machine and a small project.) Have her work on the small project for awhile on the gift machine but don't tell her yet. After she has used the machine and is telling you how easy it is to use, she loves it, is looking forward to upgrading hers, etc. then gift her the users manual wrapped maybe in fat quarters or something with a pretty bow and card. She will be thrilled.
    I had better read all the posts, I like this idea too!!!!

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    I would show her and say look at my new machine. Have her sew a little something and then tell her. How do you like it? Well it's yours.. Have fun.

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    What ever you decide, Please let us know what you did and how she reacted... Have a great weekend. I am positive that it will be special!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsb38327
    Suspecting she is a friend that enjoys the same passion you do; one of the things she will be excited about is sewing with you. I might set up my work space, put a work in progress out on my machine and set up her work space (her new machine and a small project.) Have her work on the small project for awhile on the gift machine but don't tell her yet. After she has used the machine and is telling you how easy it is to use, she loves it, is looking forward to upgrading hers, etc. then gift her the users manual wrapped maybe in fat quarters or something with a pretty bow and card. She will be thrilled.
    This is my favorite idea. I think she might be overwhelmed with the gift at first and feel the need to reciprocate such a generous gift, but she probably won't be bringing anything like that for you and she might feel uncomfortable about it if you give it to her at first.

    I really like this idea. For sure she's going to like sewing on a nice new machine and if you give a her a project to sew on it first (maybe have the same project for you to do in a different color), this wonderful gift will be better received.

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    What a great friend. Will be excited to hear how it all went. A lot of great ideas here.

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    I can't suggest anything that hasn't already been covered. I am anxious to see how it goes. Please let us know. I will be watching with baited breath. You're a great friend and I'm sure she will love it one way or the other. I'd be careful letting her sew on it first and expect her to gush over how it works. What if she doesn't like it and says so before you have a chance to gift it to her. Just me being cautious. I'm sure she's going to love it one way or the other.

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