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Thread: Totally freaking out

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    Totally freaking out

    I bought my husband a new grill yesterday. It's gas and charcoal and has a smoker. Today, he decided I should get a new sewing machine. I currently have the Singer Confidence Stylist. I don't have any complaints, but I have been saying a wider throat and embroidery features would be great. So we went to our local dealer. He has Janome and Husqvarna. I didn't have a budget, other than I myself didn't really want to go over $1000. I get buyers remorse before I even buy, so spending money is hard for me. I ended up with a Viking Topaz 30. Obviously went over the $1000 budget, by another $1100! He added in 4 other feet and I get 25% off any accessories. I also get lifetime unlimited classes. It was a good deal, but I have a hard time spending money on myself so I'm freaking out. I hope I love it. Right now though, I still have sweaty palms from the check I wrote!

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    Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!! Your DH must have loved the grill you bought for him to buy you a new sewing machine.
    Love to quilt and play with the great grandkids

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    Listen girl you only live once ..... enjoy and don't look back. You've got a nice machine, enjoy and sew up a storm.

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    Enjoy your machine and your DH is a keeper!

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    The topaz was rated by consumers digest last year as the best buy in embroidery machines....can I suggest that you get the viking three year extended warranty? It covers EVERYTHING for the three year period - including cleanings! and given the cost of cleaning, and assuming you'll get it cleaned annually as recommended (tho you can do it more often), you'll save lots...since the cost of the warranty is about the cost of one cleaning!
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    Congratulations and enjoy!
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    You have a very nice husband to do that for you. Accept it, give him lots of hugs and kisses in payment and get to sewing.

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    Congrats! Hopefully the nerves will calm and you'll enjoy your machine.
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    Congratulations and you're worth it!

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    Awesome! Congratulations! Have fun with your new machine.

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    Sounds like you both will be "cookin"!
    congratulations, have fun

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    I do understand buyer's remorse. I go through that every time I buy something on the expensive side. But I get over it in time. Enjoy your new machine! Have lots of fun!

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    Congrats! A sewing machine is WELL worth every penny for someone who uses it as much as we do! It will serve you for many years and pay for itself a few times over!

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    I also have the topaz 30 love it

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    I feel great when I buy something I want, it's fun. Enjoy your machine as much as your DH will enjoy his new grill.
    Got fabric?

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    You remind me of a friend of mine, she gets so anxious when she buys something for herself she really doesn't enjoy it. Enjoy your new sewing machine. As long as you can afford it, why worry so much? Have some fun with your new sewing machine. Not to be morbid, but, no one knows what the future holds. Live life to the fullest. I am now disabled and sewing is very painful for me, but, I have to keep going even though it hurts me physically. Relax and enjoy that you can use your sewing machine now, at some point that may not be the case. When that time comes, it is better to look back and truly enjoyed yourself. Sorry, don't mean to be a spout off, but when you are in my position, you learn to not sweat the small stuff!

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    Congratulations! Love my Husqvarna! It is 20+ years old!
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    Congratulations!!!!! Enjoy your new machine!!!!!!

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    Enjoy your new machine!

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    Must be the weekend of sweet hubbys. I just posted that mine has said I can get a new machine also. Congratulations and enjoy your new machine
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    I know what you mean! My first sewing machine was a $400 Babylock. When I got to the car with it, I just started crying. LOL We are not used to spending $$ on ourselves I guess.

    Enjoy your new toy!
    Carol in Michigan

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    First congratulations on your machine. My friend has it and she loves it and I have all Viking machines and they are all great and I love them. I felt the same way when I got my first Viking machine which was $2200 plus tax, but trust me after the fourth one no remorse at all...I welcome the fact that my husband love me and I can buy these machines :-)
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    Congrats on your new machine!!!! I have a Viking Topaz 30 and I love it.
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    Have fun!! I'm sure you don't question purchasing a reliable car. You should get quite a bit of "milage" from this machine. My Viking was still in great shape after 20 years when I gave it to my son.

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    you only live once and you will use it-it is a tool for us quilters.don't worry be happy-and enjoy your new tool.I have 2 Vikings and love them
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