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Thread: What might this be?????

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    Senior Member fryguymoore's Avatar
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    Below is the email I just got. Mom is in California and my birthday is June 29th. What else might she send other than a sewing machine from this store???? I think I have no choice now but to plan my next quilt, right? You don't know how tempted I am to call the store since Mom won't fess up.


    SHIPMENT INFORMATION
    >> ===========================================
    >> SENDER
    >> Al's Vacuum & Sewing
    >> Leone
    >> US, CA
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    >> RECIPIENT
    >> Dawn #####
    >> --
    >> READING, PA 19606 US
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    >> SHIPPED THROUGH
    >> UPS Customer Center
    >> (800) 742-5877
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    >> MESSAGE FROM SENDER
    >> --
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    >> PACKAGE DETAILS
    >> Other Packaging 25.00" x 18.00" x 21.00"
    >> 57.00 lbs. (billed weight)
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    >> CARRIER & SERVICE
    >> UPS Ground
    >>
    >> TRACKING & REFERENCE
    >> Carrier Trk: 1Z970X4103681#####
    >> iShip Trk: MAJMCCX#####
    >> Reference 1:--
    >> Reference 2:--
    >>
    >> SHIP DATE
    >> Tuesday, June 7, 2011
    >>
    >> EXPECTED DELIVERY DATE
    >> Monday, June 13, 2011 End of Day

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    LOL start planning that quilt!

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    Hope it is not a vacuum as that would be really hard to sew with :) Seriously, though the package size certainly looks about right for a sewing machine. Post pics when it arrives. And Happy Birthday early.

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    Guess we'll all just have to wait and see!

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    Whatever it is, it should be fun finding out. Hope it is the sewing machine though.

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    how exciting

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    Happy Birthday, early! I can't wait to find out. Thanks for sharing your birthday suspense with us!

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    wow, those dimensions certainly sound like a sewing machine ~ actually, those are pretty much the dimensions of my embroidery machine when I got it (I always keep boxes) ~ also the size of my serger box... hmmmm, have you hinted around anything?

    BTW happy birthday early, my bday is the day before yours, and my name is Dawn, too :)

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    The store is a Janome and Babylock dealer.

    Just saying. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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    maybe it's an embroidery machine?

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    this was on a quick google about the company:
    "We sell Babylock & Janome Sewing Machines We also teach sewing classes, quilting classes, serger classes and software classes" ...

    sounds promising :) Oh, and just sew you know, its not necessarily 57#, when they list billable weight like that, its a preformulated calculation based on the size of that box... so it may only be 35#, but UPS sets standardization when the boxes exceed 18x12x18 :)

    Please share when you open that package :)

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    OMG...your mom is a tease, LOL! Now, I just got my DD a sewing machine for graduation and those demensions don't match what hers were BUT her's is just and entry level machine. The demensions of this package sound more like one of those new giant Bernina's! What fun! I hope you love what you get. Happy Birthday!

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    Happy Birthday on the 29th.

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    please be sure to tell us what you get!
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    While trying to figure this out, don't forget to leave room inside that box for a lot of styrofoam packing - you know - those big pieces that are formed to fit around the item the box.

    I don't think it can be a vacuum (unless it's one of those where all the pieces fit into a small box but when all put together it "builds" a regular vacuum), but I was thinking the same as fabric whisperer - embroidery machine or serger. But you can probably figure it out. Is your sewing machine old? Have you mentioned you'd like a new one? Have you complained that it doesn't do this function or that function? Stop and think about your conversations with mom. We moms can be really devious sometimes and pick up on every little thing we hear!

    But you know - sometimes a real surprise is so much better!
    Happy Birthday, and let us know what you get!

    I know - this has been a real help, right?

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    do u have to wait till your bday to open it?

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    Just as long as she lets you open it when it arrives and doesn't make you wait for the 29th.....

    Yep, that sew & vac is a good company to do business with! I, also would start planning that next quilt....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carol's Quilts
    ...We moms can be really devious sometimes and pick up on every little thing we hear!
    ROFL Carol!!! Yes, we can be, we hear the smallest little references and file them away for just this type of occassion ... LOL ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Short an Sweet
    do u have to wait till your bday to open it?
    Oh, NOOOOO!!! I hadn't thought that far ahead yet! :shock:

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    don't know what is in the box but i am sure it is wonderful. after all it is from mom. congrats and enjoy.

    the 29th is my granddaughter's 13th birthday. wish she would want a sewing machine. it would make my life easier. haven't a clue what she wants this year.

    happy pre-birthday.

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    I'm excited for you !!!!! Please let us know .....give details..you know how us "sewer/quilter" lovers are !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pdcakm
    don't know what is in the box but i am sure it is wonderful. after all it is from mom. congrats and enjoy.

    the 29th is my granddaughter's 13th birthday. wish she would want a sewing machine. it would make my life easier. haven't a clue what she wants this year.

    happy pre-birthday.
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    Don't you dare call the store or I will tell on you! LOL :D:D
    Can't wait to see your prezzie!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnative
    Hope it is not a vacuum as that would be really hard to sew with :) Seriously, though the package size certainly looks about right for a sewing machine. Post pics when it arrives. And Happy Birthday early.
    Thanks for the smile
    I hope it is the sewing machine of your dreams.

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    Hope it's a sewing machine.

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    I'm betting on a sewing machine. I think that a box for a serger would be smaller and not weigh as much. Please let us know.

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