Sunday, August 7, 2011

FRAMED PICTURE AND MY NIGHT

 It is finished and in it's new home. Halloween Garden by Lisa - Primitive Needle.  I swapped some of the colors. I had only 3 of hand-dyed the chart called for. So... I went digging in my stash and found ones that I could use to make it more colorful. I love that little Toad and his toad stools. The linen I used is more greenish than the pictures shows it to be. Of course, there is a glare on the grass. I used glass because I will be storing this and plan on using it for decoration for years.
This is a better detailed picture of the frame. I got the frame at Hobby Lobby last year.. I got 2, they match.. I did paint it black and ruff it up some with sand paper. They were on the clearance isle for $2.80 each.. I threw them in my cart real fast. 
Every time I go in Hobby Lobby my cart automatically goes to the clearance!  I don't know why... lol 

Let me tells ya'll about last night.. I have been wanting a new sewing machine... Grandson has messed with my tension knob and I can't get it back right.. either top is to tight or bottom tension is to tight.  Well... I had been eyeing this Brother machine at our Wal-Mart.. It was $199.97.. It also has everything to quilt , all attachments, even a longer little table thingie.. and hard shell carrying case!  I read all the reviews on it.. Got great reviews.  Oh.. It had 80 different decorative stitches also.. Great machine!  I thought.. I will have to order it.. I found out our Walmart had it. It was marked down to $159.97. Wow.. 40.00 savings.. This is where you may now kick me in the @*S... lol  I seen they had 2.. You know me thinking.. I need to ask Hubby.. It is a purchase that is big for me... I thought.. Hey, This is Friday.. What is the chance 2 people would buy both these machines..   I go home.. Of course, Ding Bat me forgets about talking to hubby about it.  We get up Saturday morning go to visit some friends.. I remember about it driving home.. It helps that he wants a back massage machine at Walgreens.. We stop get it and then head to Walmart.. I go down that isle.. All excited!!!  My family knows how I am!! I am dancing down that isle!!!  WHAT!!  Where is my Machine?  Both boxes are gone! I get upset.. Found a employee working the floor. He brings his little hand thingie that scans the barcode to see if they have anymore... ZERO.
get this... He then says," Yep we don't have anymore, they were $90.97, we discontinued selling this model."  WHAT!  $90.97. I was really upset... He said another store may have them. I didn't give hubby time to turn around. I jerked him by the arm and out we went... Next stop. You guessed it, Walmart 13 miles away!  lol  Hubby keeps repeating that he has not ate since noon and it is now 7:00 pm.. I am on a mission.. Food is the farthest thing from my mind... I say just pull up to the door.. I will get out and go check.. NO.. he wants to go in.. I get a buggy.. Go in.. NO Machine at this one. Back out in the car.. Hubby says something about spine caving into his backbone.. I didn't hear all of it.. I said OK..., Next stop walmart 7 miles from this one.   Guess What?  They had it.. I got excited!! Only the display model.. $90.97 They could not found the box.. No power cord, No hard shell cover, No speed peddle, No extra quilting attachments, and No long table thingie.  WHAT!!  I don't think so.. No power cord!What good is it!!!    By this time, hubby has pulled me aside and is trying to tell me If I will agree to the model that is replacing this machine.. He will gladly buy it at full price If... I will just get it and Let's get the H3ll out of these walmart's so that he can eat!  That is the way it was put to me.. I Did Agree. 
So... I learned... forget about a great bargain if hubby is with you and no food has went into his mouth since Noon!
So at 8:56 we sat down to a great steak dinner at O'Charley's where, hubby said, " I hope that eating this late does not keep me up all night."  Me - No comment... grinning from ear to ear.. thinking... I have a new sewing machine....

11 comments:

Karen said...

Ohhhh...may have to make a trip to Walmart! Glad you got your new machine.

happy sewing...

Amy said...

I love your story!!! Oh my gosh, I was pulling for you through the entire thing!!! GREAT for you!!! You go girl!

Catherine said...

I couldn't help but to chuckle at your poor hubby offering to pay full price just so he could eat!!

Myra said...

Ooooooh! Love this piece and that frame is just perfect. LOL'ing at your sewing machine quest. Glad you got a new machine - whatchoo gonna make first?

Lynn said...

I really enjoyed your story and I'm so glad it ended on a positive note. Hmmm, I wonder if this sort of tactic would work on my DH?

Halloween Garden looks amazing! The frame is fantastic and just perfect for it! I wish I had that kind of luck in finding frames.

Robin said...

hahaha............that sounds like something I'd do too!!! Our walmart (gardendale) has been out of machines for weeks. I may have to check out the trussville store (or get dd to, she works close by that one!)...but glad you got a new machine. Have fun! My brother machine has the long arm thingy but only 60 stitches I think. but I love it.........

Sharon said...

Beautiful finish and framing!

Cindy said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I guess you know a little about cotton plants!
I am definitely going to spend some time going through your lovely blog. I love stitching and it looks like you do to!

Ranae said...

Oh! I just love your framed piece.
Funny, what hungry men will do for food, lol

basketsnprims said...

April, what a cute story! I love, love your framed halloween garden, the frame is awesome! thanks for sharing.
pam

TinaTx said...

LOL. I can so relate - I lost track of how many stores we stopped at last weekend before finally getting a light fixture for the guest bathroom.

Hope you are enjoying your new machine!