Sunday, May 1, 2011

My New Toy!!

My husband and I have talked about getting me one off and on for a few years.

He was always willing, but I thought it cost too much.

I've shopped around and come close to buying one, but always backed out.  I tend to have a slight fear of commitment.

There always seemed to be a need or want greater when some extra money came in.  A new truck for my husband because his was too dangerous to drive.  New bedroom furniture for us because we were sleeping in the bed my parents bought when I was ten.  A porch and deck on my house because I wanted somewhere to be outside in the shade.  (I love being outside and so does Jude.) And... well I guess you get the picture.

Then, I decided I was ready to go ahead and get one.  BUT, where in the world was I going to put it?  We have a tiny 3 bedroom home (a little less than 1200 square feet), and my extra room is now going to be a nursery, so once again I changed my mind.

Then my sweet husband added cabinets in the dining room for all my crafty stuff, but do I really want to give up my only dining area?  or have my crafty mess of display for everyone?  Uhhh... no.

However, my desire for one just kept growing as did my husband's desire to get me one.

So we did some decision making on space and money, and decided to just go for it.

Last night my husband brought a huge box into the kitchen.

I excitedly opened it up and starting taking out my new...


I am just so excited and VERY overwhelmed by it... I've got a lot to learn!

My new machine not only does embroidery work, but sewing, quilting, and appliqueing as well!!!

And I am one happy girl!! 

So to all my readers, family, and friends, prepare yourself for a lot of posts on my adventures in learning about all this new stuff!

Now, this machine is BIG and it takes up A LOT of room.  There is no way it's going to fit in those new cabinets.  But after some realistic thinking, I have decided to forgo Sweet Pea's beautiful dream nursery and let the new baby share a room with Jude.  Some of you are probably gasping in horror right now, but the decision seems so logical for several reasons.  

1)  The baby will sleep in our room until it's no longer getting up in the middle of the night to nurse.

2)  I purchased beautiful crib bedding from Pottery Barn that I'm too attached to it to sell it, but Jude really doesn't need a bumper pad or crib skirt on his toddler bed.

3)  I already have a changing table so I hate to buy another one, but Jude is still using it so they can share.  

4)  This baby is probably a boy and I planned on putting them together at some point anyway.

5)  I get to KEEP my craft room.  And I have extra cabinets ;-)  Now I am actually going to start working on revamping my craft room now instead of a new nursery.  So I'm going to be checking out Tatertots and Jello's craft room showcase here and here.

Now should Sweet Pea turn out to be a girl (I will be so thrilled), I think sharing a room will still be a good idea.  I just might get some new "girlier" bedding.  Hopefully we'll be in a bigger house by the time we need to separate them or another baby comes along.  But if we aren't, we'll figure it out and be just fine.  I mean, Dolly Parton's parent's raised 12 children in a two room house ;-)

On Jude news, he's doing great.  We have been battling some ear and sinus infections for a while, but he seems to finally be on the mend.  School at LSU has ended for the summer but we still have a few weeks of public preschool left.  He's growing and starting to pull up on things and CRAWLING.  He doesn't crawl all the time, but he's shown us he has the ability.  He's definitely keeping things interesting around the house.

On Sweet Pea news, everything is still going great.  I actually go to the doctor tomorrow for my 28 week sonogram to check and make sure the baby is still developing good, so prayers are definitely coveted.  We still don't have any names, and probably won't until the baby gets here- And that's gonna kill me since I have machine now and have to wait to monogram Sweet Pea's stuff.

Well, that's it for now... I've got to get working on learning about my new embroidery machine and redoing my craft room.  Hope everyone has a great day!


  1. Well your first thing should be "Welcome to the World Sweet Pea"!! Lol

  2. awwww what a sweet Husband. And by the way, you look fabulous!!!!

    Happy Monday! God Bless.

  3. I will be a future customer for sure! You will have that new toy payed off before you know it . I really think sweet pea is a girl.

  4. SO EXCITING! I love monogrammed stuff - i worked at The Creative Touch in Bocage for a few years & i didn't do the monogramming, but i would trim t hings when finished & take orders & help decide on color/style/etc. FUNNN!! :) So excited you got one & that you get to keep your craft room! :)

    If we have 2 before we get a house, we'll have our kids sharing a room too. And maybe even after! Haha.

    Have fun w/ your new toy!


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