Weekend with Bernie
I am spending the first 36 hrs. or so of this weekend with Bernie... and LOVING it! No, I am not having an affair. Bernie is my sewing machine, a Bernina Record. And although Bernie is a "manly" sort of nickname, she is definitely a girl. Bernie is old, a bit worn-out, and rough around the edges, but she is tough, resilient, a definite work-horse and will persevere no matter what challenge I throw at her. No wonder we get along so well! :)
So, why am I spending the weekend with Bernie instead of Jon? Well, I received some rather sizable boutique orders recently. Some are just what we call "custom boutique"... one offs, made to order. And others are wholesale, standard sizes, to be sold at online boutiques. I am thankful for the work and my ever-growing Paypal account, but my new to-do list required some desperate measures... me kicking my whole family out for the weekend and locking myself in my studio with Bernie until my list is done!
So, Jon took the girls to Chicago yesterday and will not return until noon on Sunday. This will afford me about 36 - 40 hrs. of uninterrupted sewing. Yes, I know I am not sewing right now as I am writing this post, but Bernie & I needed a short break. She's chilling over there while I have a snack and update my blog. But, don't worry, I am not neglecting my man on Father's Day. The minute they arrive on Sunday I am saying "later!" to Bernie and spending the rest of the day celebrating "Jon". He has been wanting a new stainless steel gas grill really badly lately... our old one is not functioning properly and I've caught him several times ogling a certain one on the Lowe's website ... and since he only drools that much when he watches Shakira videos, I figured this would be the perfect gift to get him (well, either that or a Shakira DVD, but I think we can all get a lot more use out of the grill).
I ordered this grill (see picture below) over the phone and am happy to say that I was able to pay for it entirely with my Paypal account... WOOHOO! This is the first time in I don't even know how long that I can buy Jon a gift with my own money! :) It is being delivered tonight between 4 pm & 8 pm and I will probably look like a mad woman when I answer the door for those poor Lowe's delivery guys since by then I will have been sewing for over 24 hrs!! And since I know that Jon never reads my blog, I can rest assured that my secret will be safe here! ;)
So, HAPPY FATHER'S DAY to all the daddies out there!!! I will be relaxing with my sweet family and hopefully eating some grilled yummies.