(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.
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