Thursday, February 19, 2009
1 Down, 2 More Purchases to Go!
Well, we did it! We made the commitment and bought the sewing machine. Thanks for the gentle prodding, Amanda. I needed that.
We've dithered about for several months knowing I needed to buy a sewing machine but not being able to make up my mind on which one. Amanda asked me a couple of days ago if I'd decided on a machine, which got me determined to just bite the bullet and buy one.
The Bernina 1008 (mechanical) was expensive enough but... Good grief! Extended warranty coverage for 4 years was another $200.00. Argghhh! I know it's often unnecessary and we usually don't buy the extended coverage but in this case, Art said I should just do it so I don't have to worry about it. I'll have to try to use it a lot so that if I'm going to break it, I do it in the next 4 years. The salesperson says I have unlimited lessons forever. There was a nice sound to that.... (She gave me a free packet of jeans needles so that brings the cost of the warranty to $194.00!) $6.00 for a packet of 5 needles???? Can you believe it? Since when are needles so expensive?
We had three bigger cost items we needed to get. Now that this is finally over, we'll be looking for that teeny tinier car and a TV for upstairs. I wonder how long it'll take before we make up our minds on those things. I'm sure our kids would tell you that we're Master Ditherers so who knows when it'll all be over? Be ready for more dithering posts.
An extra THANK YOU to all you crafty seamstresses who gave me such great advice several months ago when the sewing machine dithering began.