early bday gift from the DH!

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"
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Two x over
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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Emily
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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Me
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 Wozniak
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 Dicey
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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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"
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Soooper delux food processor, as used by celebrity chef Anthony Worral Thompson and others. Here, take a look:
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Yup! I have thatbig 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 Dicey
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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mamahays
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"
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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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Judy
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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sewingbythecea
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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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 Wozniak
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"
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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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Maureen Wozniak
if only i could get into knitting! betsey "we do not inherit the earth, we caretake it for our children"
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