early bday gift from the DH!

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hi everyone--
happy thanksgiving!!!  i hope everyone enjoyed theirs..and for those not in the
us...well, next year, join us!!  its a great reason to eat, watch football and
have fun...

this morning my DH gave me my bday present, two weeks early(its really 12/8).
ihave an embroidery machine, and he gave me the maderia "treasure chest"-a very
nice thread chest with three drawers, and filled with every color rayon
embroidery thread that madeira makes!  its AWSOME!!  i feel guilty about the
thought of using the thread, it just looks so grand sitting there in the
drawers.........
betsey
betsey
"we do not inherit the earth, we caretake it for our children"

Re: early bday gift from the DH!
Congratulations, Betsey and a very "Happy Birthday" a bit early.
You can use the thread in the chest and refill or use the drawers for SO
many other small items.
Emily



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Congratulations!  Use the thread.  It can be replaced.
There are also other threads - glow in the dark, change
color in the sun, metallics, that are so much fun!
There's rayon and there's polyester, each have their uses.
  I know someone who uses any thread he can put his hands
on - even serger thread.  You will use some colors a lot
more than others, but it would be so lovely to start with
"one of each."  That was a wonderful gift!

Now, you want to subscribe to alt.sewing.mach-embroidery
and find annthegran's site and the hundreds of other sites
with free designs.  Don't overlook the embroidery machine
company's sites - they have good freebies, too.
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Re: early bday gift from the DH!
I'm drooling.  Everytime I see an add for the Treasure Chest I wish I
had it.  I'd be afraid to use the thread though, because it would look
so grand just sitting there.

Maureen

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maureen-
my hubby was quite pleased with himself.  he bought it at jenny's sewing studio
( a store in maryland wiht an online presence).  he ordered is this past
tuesday, and it was delivered the next day!  he also told me that they did have
a great "internet special" on it, which made is much more affordable.  

and yes, i will use those threads!  can't wait to get started!
betsey
"we do not inherit the earth, we caretake it for our children"

Re: early bday gift from the DH!
You lucky girl.  Despite all my hints, DBF would never think of getting
me something like this.

Maureen

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maureen...
i think i am fortunate in that the DH is very very supportive of my hobbies.
he knew i had been drooling over this since it first came out.  maybe putting
clippings in his wallet would work?
betsey
"we do not inherit the earth, we caretake it for our children"

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I think DBF would be afraid I'd never stop sewing if he got me this.  If
I'm doing something fairly repetitive though, I can get him to sit with
me and talk while I do all those seams.  I think that would work with
embroidery too, since I mainly just have to watch the machine.  Just
doesn't work for anything fiddly or on which I have to concentrate.

Maureen

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maureen...
my DH loved it when i did cross stitch...that way, we could be on the couch-him
watchign football, me stitching.

then the kids came.  who has time to watch tv?
betsey
betsey
"we do not inherit the earth, we caretake it for our children"

Re: early bday gift from the DH!
Yes, handwork makes it a lot easier.  I get fewer compliants when I'm
doing handwork and he's watching a ball game.

Maureen

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if only i could get into knitting!
betsey
"we do not inherit the earth, we caretake it for our children"

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Oh, you lucky lass!  But don't feel guilty - just replace each thread as
it gets used!  ONE reel at a time costs a little - it's all at once that
they feel expensive!  :)

Looks like you B'day is the day before mine!  I had an early prezzie on
Tuesday - my sister bought me the juice extractor for my Magimix!  NOT a
sewing item, but it will make drinks more fun!
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Kate  XXXXXX
Lady Catherine, Wardrobe Mistress of the Chocolate Buttons
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kate--
we need to toast each other this year!!!  what is a magimix?  is that a
super-de-duper mixer?  


betsey
"we do not inherit the earth, we caretake it for our children"

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Soooper delux food processor, as used by celebrity chef Anthony Worral
Thompson and others.  Here, take a look:
http://www.magimix.com/international/cuisine5100.php Yup!  I have that
big one!  Love it.

Mine is the chrome finish one.  I can't find a picture of the juice
extractor, but it is a steel drum with holes in that fits inside the
large bowl and grinds up fruit and veggies, then spins dries the pulp,
whizzing the juice out into the bowl - a bit like a washing machine!  It
works very well.  All parts are dishwasher proof, too, except the actual
motor base.
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Kate  XXXXXX
Lady Catherine, Wardrobe Mistress of the Chocolate Buttons
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Re: early bday gift from the DH!
What a great husband!!!  You will LOVE that machine!  I know I've had a
great time with mine.  :)  I too drool over the treasure chest.  lol (pet it
lovingly for me, would ya??)  Have a great time with it.  Just remember,
it's really best to stop yourself before you start monogramming socks and
underwear....  ;)

Happy early birthday!!

Sharon

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Re: early bday gift from the DH!
sharon...
you can come over anytime and drool over it...just not ON it!  
yes, i love the embroidery machine.  i started 5 years ago with a bernina deco,
and just bought a babylock ellure this year.  since i had all the softwear, i
just really wanted the larger field.  for the money, it stitches out
beautifully!
betsey
"we do not inherit the earth, we caretake it for our children"

Re: early bday gift from the DH!
Congratulations, Betsey!

The Madeira treasure chest was a Christmas present last year, from me to me
: )  The threads are lovely, and have worked well with my Brother 8500.
It's not "every color rayon thread that Madeira makes" (check the thread
chart in the third drawer, there are lots more colors), but it's a great
assortment and certainly makes it easier to find just the right shade for a
project.  I especially liked the "potpourri" threads, as I had digitized a
favorite woodland bird for a friend and was trying to find a suitable thread
for the breast.  The very slight color variegation in that assortment proved
perfect.

Did you receive the teal or the white chest?

Go ahead and use the thread, that's what it's for, and you'll love the
flexibility it gives you to get just the right look without another mail
order or trip to the store.  There are no dealers in my area with a good
range of embroidery thread makes or colors.  It will be so much easier to
use the thread, then simply replenish with a color and thread quality you
trust.  The treasure chest is still a significant investment, even on sale,
but it's one I haven't regretted.  Have fun!



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early bday gift from the DH!  
 
(Two=A0x=A0over)
<>this morning my DH gave me my bday present, two weeks early(its really
12/8). ihave an embroidery machine, and he gave me the maderia "treasure
chest"-a very nice thread chest with three drawers, and filled with
every color rayon embroidery thread that madeira makes! its AWSOME!! <>
betsey
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   OOOOOOOOOOOOOO...
  I'm jealous!
                          Cea


Re: early bday gift from the DH!
im enjoying!  DH bought the teak box....no, its not real teak, but it is very
sturdy.

and i did "christen" the box today....embroidered some snowflakes......
betsey
"we do not inherit the earth, we caretake it for our children"

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