Monday, July 13, 2009

I'm Sooooooo Excited

I'm so excited...that I just can't hide it...I'm about to loose control...and I think I like it...come on ladies, sing along with me.........well, at least let me explain...
My kids were all in California last week attending a family reunion. Before they left, my youngest asked if I would water their yard while they were gone...well, of course I would.
We, my youngest and I, are just starting a mystery BOM at American Quilting. The first class was held this past Saturday and since I have to go by the quilt shop to get to her house, I decided to kill two birds with one stone, or maybe more than two;)
I also decided that I would get ready for work at her house and just leave from there instead of going back home.
About the time I hopped on my bike to head to the quilt shop and then on to her house, it started to sprinkle a little...and I'm thinking...this isn't bad, in fact it might just cool me off...it's been quite hot here lately.
When I was about a quarter of the way there, the sprinkle was more like a down pour. I decided to duck into A-1 Sewing Machine Shop to look around and let this cloud burst pass.
As I got off my bike, I noticed that there was a 50% OFF sign in the window...
Huuuuuuummmmmmmmmm...
I wondered.....what could be 50% off in this store???
I should interject here that I've had my eye on a certain sewing machine for several months, but it's way out of my price range.
Anyway, I walked in and right away saw the sales lady that I had talked to several times before when I had gone in to drool over said machine...
I asked, "what's 50% off?" and her reply was...
"everything"
I think I was in shock, because I pointed to 'my' machine and asked,
"is that machine on sale?" and she said yes.
YIKES!!!!!!!!!!!
I asked if I could put it on lay-away and she said 'yes'
DOUBLE YIKES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
HOLY COW!!!
COULD IT BE!!!
Would I be able to finally bring 'my' machine home???
Well, I filled out the paperwork and gave my money to the sales lady
...and this baby...

...will be coming home with me very soon!!!
I'm soooooooo excited
She's a Janome 6600
...the very same machine that Dana gave away recently. I wasn't lucky enough to win that one, and I never dreamed that I would just happen to be in the right place at the right time to get this one, especially for 50% off!!!
My new family member is going to need a name befitting her......
SSSSSSSSSSOOOOOOOOOOOOO...
Here's the deal...
I'm going to have a little give-away;););)
It's a one shot deal...
Leave me a comment...with a way to get in touch with you...telling me what name you think would fit her and why. If I choose yours, I will be mailing you a package of goodies...all sewing related.
So, get your suggestions in...and spread the word...
Starting now...On your mark, get set, GO...
I will be choosing a name by this coming Friday...July 17th.
Good Luck to all
and thanks;)

11 comments:

Jackie said...

I predict that from now on every time it rains you'll hop on your bike and go shopping! What a deal!

I think you should name her Sunshine! It's the exact opposite of what you were expecting after getting drenched in the rain.
Congrats!

Dawn said...

Oh, the stress of being first!! How about Unice. Because "U" know how "nice" a new sewing machine is!! And it means "victorious"...and I would say you were victorious in getting the machine 50% off!!! Lucky girl!!

Emi said...

What good luck! Congratulations.

Un fuerte abrazo, desde COSTA RICA, con cariño Emi.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Oh my gosh! Yayy. Good for you. Good fortune smiles on good people sometimes Karen. Sweet. I'd probably call her something unimaginative like Janny or Jingles. Heck you are Karen's Kraft Korner so you've got to have a name with a J in it. I'm really happy for you though. Do you think that store is going out of business? I sure hope not. I haven't been in there for a while. Good for you on your bike!

rockgranny said...

All I can say is that I ENVY you (lol).How about "Lucky" , because you really were lucky.By the way, I think placemat is somewhere in the air.

Jantine said...

Since I am Dutch, i find it hard to think of appropriate English names, but even thought it might be too obvious, Lucky should suit her. You are lucky to have her, she is lucky to come and stay with you who will adore her every minute and it might give lots of luck to have a machine like that to sew on!

Sew Many Ways... said...

I'm a little late, so if I don't make the deadline it's fine. I just wanted to congratulate you on such a beautiful machine. Your heart must still be going 90 miles an hour!! The first thing that came to mind for a name was "Nifty Fifty" for the 50% off, because that is huge.
Good luck with your new little baby,
~Karen~

Blogless me said...

Congratulations! You are one lucky lady!

"She" looks stylish and classy. I know I am a little late on your deadline but "she" looks like a lady to me, so why not call her "Lady J". Anyway, whichever name you pick I'm sure you'll enjoy her company for many years to come.

Stina said...

Ohhh... Karen... what a wonderful wonderful exciting day to you... wow.. and im so happy for you!!! And I know Im late too.. but I cant help it.." Happy " is the name of your new friend..lol.. Have a lot of fun!!

Purple and Paisley said...

CONGRATULATIONS! i am so happy for you...

my suggestion for her name would be 'lucky' as well...only for a different reason...she is lucky to be coming home to live with you! ☺

MARCIE said...

Lucky you and your new machine! I hope you will be very happy together!