Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > Main
Sewing Machine Surprise! >

Sewing Machine Surprise!

Sewing Machine Surprise!

Old 03-08-2011, 04:53 AM
  #1  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
so-sew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 635
Default

Hi. My dearest friend is coming to stay with me next weekend. We only do this about once a year because of the distance between us, so that alone makes the visit special. This visit is especially exciting because I bought her a new very gently used Viking Husquvarna (sp?) Lily sewing machine and I'm going to surprise her! (She has been using a cheap problematic machine for years.) For months I've been trying to decide how to present it to her. I'm SOOOOO looking forward to seeing her face when she sees it. Any good ideas on how to give it to her? I truely agree that giving is more fun than receiving! :-D :idea: :?:
so-sew is offline  
Old 03-08-2011, 04:58 AM
  #2  
Power Poster
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Whitewater, WI
Posts: 24,528
Default

Aw, what a great friend you are!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I would love to see her face too, she is going to be SO happy!
CarrieAnne is offline  
Old 03-08-2011, 05:04 AM
  #3  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Arizona
Posts: 1,134
Default

I would be tempted to find a small wall hanging kit and put it in the box(?) so your friend has a project she can start work on immediately. The machine itself deserves a big ribbon.

Maybe you could even give her the kit first and then surprise her with the be-ribboned machine when she says she didn't bring her old machine with her.

What a great and thoughtful friend you are :-)
akrogirl is offline  
Old 03-08-2011, 05:10 AM
  #4  
Banned
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 2,893
Default

If she will be staying in a spare room I would put in on the end table or even on the bed (light a piece of chocolate you find in some hotels).
Put a sign on it something to the effect of
"Sew glad you are here - Happy Quilting on your new machine!"

Add a small kit/project for her and you to work on together while she is there, or coupons for a shopping trip.

However you present it to her - enjoy your weekend!
QuiltingGrannie is offline  
Old 03-08-2011, 05:21 AM
  #5  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
so-sew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 635
Default

I thought about making her a pincushion that looks something like a water lily and then giving it to her as a gift. After opening it, I could say "Oh, wait a minute. There is a second part to this lily present." Then I could bring it out.

Otherwise, I thought about setting it on my sewing table with a big wrapped box over it and then lifting off the box saying "Surprise!" I have the original packaging so I could just wrap it too.

Keep the ideas coming. I love them! You are all so creative.
so-sew is offline  
Old 03-08-2011, 05:32 AM
  #6  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Ohio
Posts: 2,569
Default

What a lovely surprise for your friend. Add a small kit so she has something to work on to try out her new machine. Or you can make up some samples of pretty fabric for just testing out the stitches. Have fun.
Rumbols is offline  
Old 03-08-2011, 05:33 AM
  #7  
Senior Member
 
CompulsiveQuilter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 733
Default

You could wrap up a chain saw and say "wait - I think that's the wrong Husqvarna product" lol
CompulsiveQuilter is offline  
Old 03-08-2011, 05:50 AM
  #8  
Super Member
 
Scrap Happy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 6,385
Default

What a giving friend you are! Keep a camera close by :)
Scrap Happy is offline  
Old 03-08-2011, 05:56 AM
  #9  
Senior Member
 
bunniequilter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Buried Under My Stash up in Canada!
Posts: 545
Default

Would love to be your friend, wow you're awesome!
bunniequilter is offline  
Old 03-08-2011, 05:57 AM
  #10  
Senior Member
 
JoyVoltenburg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Sullivan, IL
Posts: 361
Default

You want to make sure you don't offend her (some people are sensitive to receiving large gifts). I'd let her know how much it means to YOU to have a friend like her and it would please YOU greatly if she accepted this gift as a token of that affection.
JoyVoltenburg is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Central Ohio Quilter
For Vintage & Antique Machine Enthusiasts
37
08-06-2017 06:38 PM
Cutting84
Main
30
03-31-2015 05:32 PM
Sarabela
For Vintage & Antique Machine Enthusiasts
10
02-18-2015 08:17 AM
lallyann
Pictures
14
12-14-2011 02:28 AM
Bill'sBonBon
Main
39
12-29-2009 05:54 PM

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


FREE Quilting Newsletter


SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.