Monday, November 27, 2006

In Search of Colored Thread

It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood and even prettier out over the Gulf of Mexico. The hubby played golf with a couple of friends. He left the car for me and I hot footed it up to Port Charlotte in search of thread. Thread? Don't they have thread in Ft. Myers? Yes, but this is special thread --- the kind that you use in embroidery sewing machines in a color palette to make any artist drool. Here's the problem --- before the hubby retired, he let me buy a super neat sewing machine that does everything but the dishes. I took a few lessons to become versed on the workings of the wonder machine and then promptly forgot everything I ever knew about it. Over the weekend, a couple of friends who are very good at utilizing their machines to the max took me under their wings and forced me to watch the accompanying video for my Bernina. One thing led to another and before I knew it, I was able to embroider an adorable mouse parachuting down on a falling leaf. Oh, how cute! If you spent over a hundred dollars on a computer card to do these cute little animals and have never even opened the card --- you better hustle along and learn how to use it. Now, I know! But, I didn't have the colors of thread (special threads) to continue this work before I forget how to work the machine again. Therefore, $117.00 for thread, so I can make good use of my earlier investment. I bet I never get the car again while he golfs. I'm dead meat! Next time I'll just do the laundry, hang out in the sun and get a tan or maybe actually use the machine and the lovely threads.


Lisa said...


Wow, that's some expensive thread!! Hopefully, you have enough to last you a long time. I would love to see pictures of your creations! Please post some soon!

...By the way, don't feel too guilty about the thread. By the time my husband golfs and then hits the 19th hole, he's spent almost as much and has nothing to show for it except a headache!

Take good care,


Anonymous said...

wow...too much money for thread!! but i think there are few things we women spend our money on and we can justify our spending..excatly like men, they justify their spending about a car for display that mhy husband got for over $150!! i would not say anything about he would never dare say anything about what i buy!! would love to see pictures of your creation.

Anonymous said...

My sister has a sewing machine like that, it does everything, and she's proud of her skills. But alas,,,,,I wish I could sew like that, but never took any interest.
I've got a tube of 'No Sew' and a hot iron and make do with that.
If you love it,,,its justified.
I wouldn't spend $150 on thread, but I'd spend $300 on books. I too would love to see what you create.

Teri said...

I for one would like to see a photo of the adorable, albeit expensive, little mouse. many rounds of golf can you play for $150 chica?

Ciao bella...glad you are enjoying the view.

Your Only Boy said...

Wow my inheritance spent all on thread!!

Lisa said...

I tried to make the mouse bigger, but I couldn' glasses broke, and I'm having trouble seeing the detail, but it looks adorable!!

Take good care,

Anonymous said...

Kacey, the picture is small, but i enlarged it and it looks ok. i think if it was uploaded bigger it would have looked more clear. but from what i can see, it looks nice!! thanks for sharing.

Betty said...

A friend of mine has one of those fancy sewing machines, and honestly, I cannot imagine how anybody ever figures out how to use one. I don't think I'm wired that way, seeing as how I barely passed sewing in 7th grade. But my hat's off to you for figuring out how to make a mouse with it. Sounds like a rewarding hobby, well worth the expense!