Wednesday, March 06, 2013

A New Machine!!!

I got my income tax return a month or so ago. I splurged and bought myself some new glasses and am having new lenses put in the old frames.

I bet you thought I was going to say I bought something fun...didn't you? Don't really thought I splurged.

Well, I DID buy something fun! I bought a Brother 450Q. Q standing for QUILT! A machine that will make it easier for me to quilt with! I'm not rich so I went with a model that was affordable, but has some good amenities.

I picked the machine up yesterday. I had given the guy a check for $500 to hold the machine. Then went back to pay him the balance. He mistakenly charged me the full amount, then immediately reversed the transaction. Too late, damage done. I have no money for a while, until this debacle gets straightened out. I went and talked to my banker today, she assured me that they would be waving all overdraft fees if any come up, because of the mistake. Way to ruin a perfectly good prize!

Oh well. Now, if I can find a good place to set up my machine here at Dad's, I will be happily making quilted squares until I get the hang of it. Then I can put them all together until I have a nice sized quilted as I went quilt. What fun! I can't wait!

Isn't she cute? Of course, it's sitting on my bed, in my messy bedroom. But it's mine, and I am happy!


Sue Daurio said...

Yep she's adorable! Congrats on the new addition.

Dee said...

Congratulations on the new machine! I hope it is everything you dream it will be for quilting! Sorry. To hear about the money mix-up...hope it's all taken care of soon!

SkiWheel said...

Hi Claudia,

Nice to see your new "BRO". Sounds like we're starting similar journeys between blogging, quilting and the free motion project with Leah Day.. I haven't got my new machine out of the box yet! Still need to clear a space. Hubby thinks the dining room table should be for "dining".
Sounds like you have a great "Dad".. I'm going to try and "Do Something For ME" each day too.

Good luck and I look forward to sharing.

aka SkiWheel