Thursday, July 23, 2009

All the Free Time in the World

And this is what happens to me...

A terribly broken sewing machine completely torn apart that I can't seem to fix. Everyone I know keeps telling me to just go out and buy another one but in the back of my head I can't help but think that it's a bad idea to make a big purchase when I'm not working. Of course I try to stay optimistic that a job will come soon, but you never know in this economy how long it will take. I was telling a fellow masters grad the other day how frustrating this process is and he sent me this text message, "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about dancing in the rain". I think that means buy a new machine right?? I'm considering the Singer 7470 and the Singer 7469q. The 7470 has good reviews in consumer reports and seems to have a lot of options that would be nice upgrades. I've never worked on a computerized machine before so I don't know much about it, but am excited to learn.

My lovely mother told me to purchase a machine and put it on her credit card. Amusingly enough, my first machine (the one I'm currently using, or was using until it broke) was a Christmas gift from my her the year after I graduated from college. When I told her I wanted a sewing machine as my "big gift" she laughed and said ok, but asked several times if I was sure. "You'll never use it" was what she meant but never really fessed up to until recently. Well after 4 years she's changed her tune quite a bit hasn't she?
I think this cute little charm quilt made from Heather Bailey's beautiful Freshcut line might have put her over the edge:)

Off to read more sewing machine reviews



Jean said...

Cute quilt! And "dancing in the rain" - that is awesome. And your mom is so generous. Keep on dancing!

SophiaAster said...

Hi! I like your blog. I found it via Fresh Modern Quilts on flickr. Your little gray dog is adorable, and I really like your style.

Kari said...

Thanks, I'm very lucky to have a pretty wonderful mom and a pretty wonderful dog...Well other than the biting and growling (dog not mom) But he's a rescue so we're working on that:)