Tuesday, November 8, 2011

She had me at "Hello"

I knew yesterday was going to be a busy day. I decided to put supper in the slow cooker, so Mr. O would not have to wait too long for his supper.
(Nothing fancy; a small piece of beef, some onion, fresh garlic, potatoes and a few carrots. Quick and easy.)

A trip to town to do a few errands, and then hurry back home for an appointment with a gentleman from Edmonston. When he arrived he introduced me to Ruby. She is a real gem.

Meet Ruby...

You know how sometimes you go somewhere and you just fit in right away; there is a comfortableness that comes over you and you just know you are going to like it there? Well that's how Ruby feels...she fits in perfectly! Really she does. I was concerned about my Horn sewing cabinet not being compatible with Ruby, but they just go together like two peas in a pod. Perfect. Meant to be!
Mom (bless her heart) left me a bit of money in her will and I wanted to treat myself to something that I normally would not have purchased. After all;  my other Janome is a real workhorse and I love her to bits...but Ruby is a big girl with an opening space of 11 inches! Lots of room for machine quilting there! I did a bit of shopping around at several different brands of big machines and I kept going back to the Horizon, so I made arrangements for Ruby to come for a visit to see how we would get along. when I was asked what I thought about her, the first thing that came to mind was a scene from the movie Jerry McGuire where Tom Cruise is trying to explain himself to Rene Zellweger...he is rambling on (quite eloquently I might add) when Rene interrupts and says, "You had me at "hello". I couldn't have said it better.
When Ruby stepped out of her box

I was smitten!

Thanks Mom! I love you.

p.s. in case you haven't see the movie


HollyM said...

It's beautiful. They really know how to get you too by giving it a lovely name. How could you turn her away?

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your new purchase...I'm sure that you will have lots of fun. Looking forward to "meeting" Ruby.

Sue W.

Anonymous said...

Well, hello Ruby!!! She's gorgeous - have fun!


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Wendy said...

Thanks Ladies; and yes Mom would be pleased..well more than pleased really, and she loved red too!

Glenda said...

Oh Wendy, I am SEW very happy for you. What a wise purchase. You can dedicate all your quilted projects to your Mom. I'm sure she would be quite pleased with your purchase. I look forward to meeting your "Ruby." ENJOY my friend!

Claudia LeBlanc said...

Oh my, Ruby is absolutely lovely! Was the birthing difficult? :-)

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