Monday, March 05, 2007

Hubby of the Year Award

I am nominating my DH, Bob, for Hubby of the Year and here's why! On Saturday morning, we got up and he told me that we were going on a little surprise road trip. So we got in the car and started driving. Two and a half hours later, we were in New Jersey. I figured we were going to visit friends but I was wrong. Next Stop- the Mid Atlantic Quilt Show in New Jersey!!

I had never been to a quilt show with my husband and it was really interesting to see what quilts he liked and his response to different types of quilts. We saw some really beautiful quilts and I will post a few pics later in the week. But, this is about my super-duper Hubby!!! He even endured the vendors with me!!. Now you ladies know that in the company of your gal pals, $$$ slips from your hand with all the temptations around you!! But I was being really good and was almost out the door with a FQ and some bias tape (under $20.00!!) but then I came upon this.....


THE BABY LOCK EMBELLISHER. My eyes popped out of my head, I was drooling!! I asked my DH," just let me take her for a spin around the block." Welllllll, OK, he said.

Once I was behind the wheel, there was no turning back. I had been looking at this machine online and salivating over all the fun I could have. I had even found a blogger
(http://fembellish.wordpress.com) who was constantly posting cool things to do with this beauty.

But I was as cool as a cucumber, when Mr. Salesman came over and asked "How do you like her??" I hemmed and hawed, "I don't know, I already have three machines". So I wandered off and started looking at this.... the
Janome Gem Platinum.

Now, I have the Gem Gold2 and have loved it for taking to classes and retreats,and at 11 lbs., it's fabulous! But the Platinum is the Cadillac. It has needle up/down, 60 stitches, it has the true daylight bulb. We talked about it, Mr. Salesman told me the price. I hemmed and hawed some more and told him that I already had a Gold which I would want to trade. He said he'd take my trade and pay to ship it back to him." Wellll, I don't know, what about a deal if I buy both??? " Now it was my DH's turn for eye popping and foaming at the mouth!! Mr. Salesman tells me the price. I get Mr. Salesman to throw in a couple of books for the Embellisher and I sweetly say"I have to talk to my hubby". So I take DH aside and explain what a super deal this is for the two machines plus the books and because the machines are being shipped to my house, NO SALES TAX!!

A couple of kisses and a BIG hug later, and I'm the proud owner of both!!! Now really ladies, is he deserving of the prize or not!!??

15 comments:

Screen Door said...

You've got to be doing something right--- you're going to have so much fun with the new toys...

The Calico Cat said...

I always completely steer by those booths.... But my hubby plopped hiimself right in front of the long arm booth - if we had the room, I would have one - they were that good....

Angie said...

Girl, you better HANG on to that hubby of yours!! What a sweet, sweet deal you got yourself! :D

Dianne said...

Wow, wow and WOW! Bob sure gets MY vote! You are one Lucky Ducky...

Samantha said...

Wow....

Lori (A.K.A. Elkhoundmom) said...

He is definitely a keeper!

Libby said...

It's the "Husband Hall of Fame" for sure *s* You are going to have tons of fun getting to know your two new friends - enjoy.

Diana said...

My husband endured one quilt show with me for about 30 minutes several years ago...for the first AND last time! How lucky you are!

anne bebbington said...

Whatever you do don't trade him in :o)

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

He's definitely a "keeper"! Hooray for Bog, Hooray for Bob!

Rian said...

Wow, I'll say. What a guy! I'm exceedingly jealous.

Jeri said...

WOW. You have got a good one... does Bob have any brothers? LOL

Patti said...

Yep - I'd say so. You'll have to let us know how you like them. I've never ever heard of the embellisher so I'll be curious to see what you do with it.

diva of quilts said...

What a doll! Can't wait to see what you do with the Embellisher!

Beth said...

What a guy! My husband would no more turn me loose at a quilt show than the man in the moon, let alone go with me.

I say, Rock on, Bob! You've got my vote for hubby of the year!