I come from a long line of sign writers and am happiest with a brush and some paint! Add
paint to fabric and I get really excited!!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

The F55 revealed!

I probably should have bought a new car. But, even though my Vibe is 9 years old, I still love it. So much so, that I will continue looking for the perfect second hand Vibe rather than buying a new car. Pontiac, silly Pontiac, doesn’t make these cars anymore so when previously owned come on the market, they are snapped up! 


I have always referred to my Vibe as a “SUV wannabe” - it rides high, the drive is comfortable and I know it drives like a tank through any weather conditions because that is what I have done all these years. Plus the back seat accommodates 6’2” sons and their long legs. Although soon after we received the car (it was on order for 6 long months!), Gabe got his license and rarely drove with us, let alone in the back seat! But, no matter! It is still a great feature!


So, I didn’t buy a car. 


Instead I bought a Millennium longarm....and I am loving it.....




Happy birthday to me!!


With special thanks to my long suffering husband who spent an entire day setting me up and is continuing to suffer through my new-ownership growth pains!


Am joining the The Needle and Thread Network - make sure you take a look and see what creative Canadians do when the weather is hot!

12 comments:

  1. Congratulations , you are sure to put many wonderful miles on this new toy.

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  2. Happy birthday! and many happy hours with your new toy.

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  3. Well, bless your birthday balloons!  This is gonna be wonderful for you. You won't need a car.  You'll be busy creating!  lol

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  4. Congratulations! I bought a long arm recently too but I bought with retirement in mind :) Enjoy I hope you have support.
    Barb@Witsend 

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  5. Happy Birthday to you:) I agree. You will be too busy creating to be driving.

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  6. JenscantvienneauJuly 25, 2012 at 8:38 AM

    Thanks so much!

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  7. JenscantvienneauJuly 25, 2012 at 8:39 AM

    Thank you!

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  8. JenscantvienneauJuly 25, 2012 at 8:40 AM

    I think you are right! lol It is keeping me off the roads!

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  9. JenscantvienneauJuly 25, 2012 at 8:42 AM

    I bought with my husband’s impending retirement in mind actually. I told him I needed something to keep me busy for the next 4 years or I would start travelling more without him and he would have to catch up! haha

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  10. JenscantvienneauJuly 25, 2012 at 8:43 AM

    Thanks! And it is keeping me busy - there is so much possibility! Oh wow!

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  11. And it's white! Funny how you compared it to or decided it was a bit like buying a car....I did that too and now over two years later seem to be needing a car but mine won't be a new one either....lol...I'm going to stop stalking you now....lol....thanks for visiting me!

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  12. Today my beloved car conked out 3 times - I had to open the hood and jiggle the posts on the battery (after a panic call to my hubby, of course). Then I had to check and fill all 4 tires because I seem to have slow leaks on a rotating basis....Still, I don’t regret holding off on a new to me car and buying the Millennium instead. I aspire to quilting with even a small portion of the expertise you have. And I love reading your blog! Thanks for visiting mine!

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