embroidery machine is a dud


I was so in hopes that Mr. Esther would be delighted with the Brother
embroidery machine Santa brought him.
Nope.
He's ignored it.
The children gave him a wii for Christmas. Every lady in the
neighborhood that doesn't quilt is in the den with him bowling. Well,
that's what they tell me. They're having a whale of a good time and the
gators don't seem to mind the hollering and cheering.
Poor me. So disappointed that he didn't really want to embroider. Maybe
next year I should surprise him with a longarm. Polly
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Polly Esther
Mr. Esther just sounds like one of those people who needs a little encouragement. Perhaps if you take over the embroidery machine, he will see how much fun you are having, and become so envious it will spark some interest. The wii does sound like a whale of a good time. Haven't had that much fun since DS brought his "rock star" game over last Christmas. And this is a family who collectively couldn't carry a tune in a bucket wailing out "Eye of the Tiger."
Sherry
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Sherry
Sherry, I didn't see that you'd reported back. Did you manage to adapt the party dress so that you wouldn't catch pneumonia or get arrested for indecent exposure? Polly
"Sherry"
Mr. Esther just sounds like one of those people who needs a little encouragement. Perhaps if you take over the embroidery machine, he will see how much fun you are having, and become so envious it will spark some interest. The wii does sound like a whale of a good time. Haven't had that much fun since DS brought his "rock star" game over last Christmas. And this is a family who collectively couldn't carry a tune in a bucket wailing out "Eye of the Tiger."
Sherry
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Polly Esther
LOL. Yesss. I'll do bowling shirts for all of them. Polly
You could just give in and embroider his bowling shirts for him instead? jennellh
Reply to
Polly Esther
I have tried to interest my wife in any number of elements of sewing over the years but it has resulted in one apron, and that is it. Sewing is not for everybody, it seems. Just like cooking is not for everybody, or gardening is not for everybody, or any number of other things is not for everybody. It is just the way things are, and that's that.
John
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John
Ray got a Brother embroidery machine as a gift (from me) several years ago. He had been fascinated with it at a quilt show we attended. When coerced he makes lovely labels for my quilts because "I just can't figure out how to use this, Honey. It is your machine and you are the expert."
Works every time. Now I just have to collect and label all the quilts in all the world to get my money's worth out of it :-)
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Rita L in MA
I'm just kidding, John. Mr. Esther and I exchange gifts that we really, really want for ourselves. It all started the year he bought me a velvet-lined tool box that perfectly fit his first pick-up truck. Polly
"John"
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Polly Esther
And thank goodness thats the way it is. If my wife liked to sew as much as I did we would have to set up another room with machines, tables.... and what if whe liked different colorways than me....the stash would take over our house LOL.
Hope Santa was good to you.
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Kiteflyer
On Sun, 27 Dec 2009 22:54:59 -0600, Polly Esther wrote (in article ):
ROTFLOL! Poor Mr. Esther. I'm sure the longarm will be hit.
Maureen
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Maureen Wozniak
Every now and then DH takes a perk-up-ears interest in some aspect of quilting. He's charmed by all those amazing projects in the magazines and likes the myriad of little hand tools I get to use and put off- limits to the rest of the household. My secret horror is that someday he will actually want to take up quilting. He is the kind of person who starts and finishes a project, straight through, just like it's supposed to be done with no little 'what-ifs' or 'let's try this' and I suspect he would be an incredible quilter. No woman wants to be shown up by her own husband at one of the 'gentle arts.'
I really do think it's sweet of you, Polly, to be so thoughtful of Mr. Ester. I'm sure that long-arm is something he is craving deeply, even if he doesn't exactly realize what it is. Now I must see embroidery pics.
Sunny
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Sunny
One quilting friend has owned a longarm machine for many years. When they moved to this area three years ago because her husband was transferred here she decided not to re-locate her quilting business. She decided to use the longarm for her own quilts and found a 9 to 5 job outside the home. Last winter her husband lost his job. He applied many places but at 62 knew the chances were slim to none that he would find a job. They decided the best thing to do was to start another longarm quilting business with the husband at the controls. He already knew the basics of loading a quilt because he had helped her a lot. After a few practice quilts he made several good samples and took them to the quilt store to advertise his work. He doesn't do the fancy custom work that some longarm owners charge high prices for in our area but he is making a nice income while he waits for that Social Security check to start coming in a few years. Husbands can run those machines. Maybe I should buy my husband one next Christmas. He keeps talking about retiring.
Susan
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Susan Laity Price
Oh, Polly! You are the most thoughtful wife! Getting an embroidery machine this year and a longarm next year, what more could any husband want? He is one lucky man! Michelle G.
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Michelle G.
I'm sure the embroidery machine will not go to waste. And I think gifting him a longarm next year would be just terribly appropriate.
I told DH that it's a good thing I discovered quilting. I would waste so much time with the wii, I'd never get anything else accomplished. I used to could spend hours with the Nintendo when it first came out. The whole day would be gone before I knew it. I used to could do that.
Now I won't even look at one. There just aren't enough hours in the day. I won't let myself play The Sims. That's another one I could lose myself in.
I don't understand how anyone could be bored with all the cool stuff there is to do.
Cindy'
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teleflora
On Mon, 28 Dec 2009 12:56:30 -0600, Sunny wrote (in article ):
That is my secret fear as well. That David would take up quilting and be better than I am. Better at the actual quiltmaking, better at picking fabric, etc.
Maureen
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Maureen Wozniak

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