So, about 3 weeks back I discovered that Spotlight did weekly deals on their website that once sold out are all gone. The week I happened upon it was just the week where they were selling this half price:
Da ya think I’m sexy?
As soon as I saw this I wanted it. Half price Limited Edition Singer 160? Only $329 for this thing of beauty? That does one step button holes and has a vine stitch and is sex on a sewing table? Sign me up!
It wasn’t without consideration though. After all, money is a joint thing at MyMuddlings HQ. I started by asking Mr. MyMuddlings if there was anything for about $350 that he wanted. You know, something really special. The response was a suspicious “Why?”. 🙂 I showed him the machine and his initial response was a simple “No”. Cue sad me. I accepted that. I did have a machine that is virtually new and does the job respectably.
The next morning on his way to work I get “I’ll think about what I can get for $350”. Huh. Could she be mine after all? That night Mr. MM said I could have her and that he’d keep his equivalent $350 for when something else came up in the future for him to spend it on. She was all mine!!!
Then came the agonising wait for the deal to end and then for my beautiful new beast to be shipped to me. After about a week and a half this is what happened:
She’s beautiful but she’s bloody heavy!!! The same night I got her I finished my second Drunken Cushion Cover with her. So smooth. So quiet. I’m smitten! 😉 Since then I have made a Vogue V1179 & a Sewaholic Renfrew on her. Also Miss. S’ makeup bag from yesterday’s post. My little Elna 1000 is still in her place in my sewing cabinet. She will come in handy for when Miss. S & I start making our Mathilde blouses and Jenny skirts; we’ll have a machine each!
My plans for crafting this weekend involve making a Patricia Infinity Cowl tomorrow and perhaps some knitting tonight starting on my first actual proper project, the Rustling Leaves beret by Alana Dakos from the Coastal Knits pattern book. Looks like I’m set. What’s everyone making this weekend? 🙂