DH and I went for a pleasant bike ride in the country yesterday. As I mentioned yesterday, we were going to look at a Nolting Fun Quilter that was for sale.


Even though I was very hopeful that I would be getting the long awaited long arm quilter, I wasn’t completely sure that it would happen.

Yes, DH has been more sympathetic to my requests, saying that “someday” I might be able to get one.

And he has definitely been absorbing much more information about long arm quilters instead of just nodding his head and basically ignoring me.

But still, I’m not going to make a large purchase without him agreeing to it. After all, we’re in this marriage together and we should agree on things like that.

I wouldn’t want him to go out and spend thousands of dollars without my approval, so I need to give him the same courtesy.

And I wasn’t completely sure that he would agree to the purchase. Sometimes he seems like he’s going to agree with something and then, when it comes down to the wire, he doesn’t. And I really didn’t want to hear the dreaded words, “It’s whatever you decide.” which is code for, “I’m leaving this decision up to you so that if anything goes wrong, you have no right to complain and I can blame you for the next 20 years!!”

Imagine my reaction when DH said he thought I should get the Nolting Funquilter because it was such a good deal!!!!

Yes, I am now the proud owner of a long arm quilter!!!

After finally getting through the hard part of having him agree to the purchase, now comes the even harder part – I have to clear out the place where it will be set up!! The bonus room over the garage has been a dumping ground of all the unused, but not-really-sure-what-to-do-with-it stuff for years. My mission is to get it all cleared out and make the room habitable in ONE WEEK!!!! Why, oh why did I not think ahead to this eventuality and start clearing out the junk before now!?!

Well, there’s no help for it, I just need to dig in and get to work!!

If anyone needs me, I’ll be in the garage!