Thursday, October 25, 2007

Memo to Barnes & Noble...

Barnes & Noble...what in the world are you thinking? Sending email updates but NO COUPONS! When I see mail from bookstores, or any other business for that matter, I want a coupon! Don't waste my time with who is featured on your book club or whatever you call it, or author profiles or any of that nonsense. Bottom line - COUPON, CODE, FREE SHIPPING - these are the words I want to see. AMAZON doesn't clutter up my email with non-essential mail, and neither should you.

Monday, October 08, 2007

New Toy...

Fell in love with European design and form follows function and bought a mechanical Husqvarna Viking Sewing machine. Got the limited edition Madison, sold only in the US of A. So pretty and so nice to use. Viking has a few nice touches even at the low end of the line, like three thread cutters - bobbin area, bobbin winding and near the sewing area. Has adjustable presser foot pressure, great and ergonomically placed lighting, drop in bobbin on a slant with magnification in the transparent bobbin cover, needle up front, nice accessory case in the back of the bed area, nice utility stitches, excellent though several step button hole, infinite needle positions, electronic foot pedal with which you can raise and lower needle, and an excellent warranty. And pretty green see-thru bobbins...I like those. Projects lined up are placemats, jammies, skirt and a top. Top was supposed to be a summer top, so maybe I will leave that for several months. More sewing less blogging has been going on...as one can see from the dates on the posts here.