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Friday, January 4, 2008

Will she do it? Will she SEW?!?

Ok so one day back in November (November 15th to be exact!) I got it in my head that I needed one of these Janome Sew Mini machines. I had heard Cambria (who's blog I *adore*) RAVE about hers, and then kept seeing references to them on other blogs. Stuff like that gets stuck in my head, under my skin, whatever... and I can't stop thinking about it and I just WANT IT SO BAD!! (I am currently in that mode with Copics...) So, trying to be the "more practical" person that I am now compared to the former me (funny what a year+ as a SAHM with no engineering salary will do for your budget planning skills...!) I tried to be good - I looked it up online and saw that it was, at the time, $59.99 at Hancock Fabrics. I had heard people talk excitedly about finding it for $40 online. So that was my goal, to get it down to $40. I decided to pop in the actual Hancock store that day and see how it compared to the online price, and to see if they had a mailer I could get on the list for to start getting coupons. WELL! I walked in there and found it for only $24.99!!! How could I possibly resist that?? I've spent more than that on many Stampin' Up sets! It seemed like a very justifiable price for a cool tool I would certainly use ALL THE TIME! Right? Well. What I'm failing to mention is that I have a fear of sewing machines. So I bought it (and btw, the saleswoman at Hancock STRONGLY advised me not to - she said they are "junk" - she wanted me to buy some other $80 machine. I had to explain to her that this is strictly for sewing on PAPER and that I was willing to risk it because I trust Cambria. :-)). And I brought it home. And I placed it under my desk. And there it has sat, in its box. Until today. Today I took it out of the box and put it on my desk. Where it is sitting right now. And instead of figuring out how it works and USING IT, I am blogging about it instead. Baby steps. But will I have a card to show you later, with super cool stitching on it? We shall see. But I did realize, Hancock's return policy is 60 days with a receipt. I am running out of days just to make sure the thing WORKS! So I do need to at least do that... And now I hear Carter waking up so I have wasted naptime blogging about my scary sewing machine rather than using it. Bye bye.


  1. Junk? IS SHE CRAZY? She must not stamp... snort! Well... we are WAITING... SEW FOR IT GIRL!!!

    PS use cheap thread. :)

  2. Oh, Libby! You gave me a good laugh and that's got to be worth something! I'll be looking forward to your beautifully stitched creations!

  3. Woo hoo!! What a great price too! You have such a way with words...and I am sitting here with a big smile on my face! ;)

  4. What a great post! I share the same fear of sewing machines, but I LOVE my Janome Mini! So easy to use, and I can now thread the machine and bobbin without even looking at the book! Woohoo! Go test it out, the zigzag stitch makes it look like you're a master seamstress even if you've been unable to sew a straight line your entire life! LOL! ;)


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