Friday, November 26, 2010
I started my home business and it is growing. It is slowly growing and getting stronger by the day. I have no doubt that it will eventually be able to replace my earlier income.
But, I have to admit horrendous frustration when my sewing machine died. I inherited a couple of older ones that died soon after also. Hubby is great at being able to do minor maintenance on them and he kept me going for months longer than I should have been able to go. But, he can only do so much!
I depend on my sewing machine to do some repairs, make things for around the home, make great gifts without spending loads of cash, quilting, and just general therapy for me. I love to make things. It makes me happy. It saves me money and I enjoy it!
When the shirting baby quilt fell apart because of faulty stitching, I knew that my machine sewing days were nearing a close. My mom and a friend allowed me to finish up a Christmas gift on their machines, but I had to re-think oodles of gifts because I couldn't do the sewing projects that I had planned.
But, Black Friday came and my hubby blessed me tremendously. I had an online coupon to a site and they put a sewing machine on deep markdown. It isn't fancy and it wasn't a pricey machine to begin with, but it will serve my needs well. We were able to pick it up for less than 50% of the original price with free shipping, the coupon, and the sale in progress. It's not my dream machine and I will continue to save a little here and there to eventually get that one, but it is a Consumer Reports Best Buy rated machine.
I am SO grateful for my hubby and this blessing in my life. I can't wait for it to arrive. I am going to take amazing care of this little baby! And yes, the photo above is of the machine that I am getting. Nothing to brag about, perhaps, but it means the world to my little, creative heart!