Monday, January 30, 2012

Walking Dead

Ugh. I've been sick all weekend. I have one of those nasty colds that just makes you want to curl up and die. I'm feeling a bit better today- but not completely myself yet. Luckily the hubs has the next 2 days off so I'm going to milk it for all it's worth. :o)

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I started coming down with this Friday morning. I knew I was getting sick but since the hubs had been working open to close shifts all week I was NOT going to miss date night because of a little (HA!) cold. I needed a break from the kids just as much as they needed one from me. The hubs and I decided to meet for a movie.

I've been doing lots of quilting lately and realized that my walking foot wasn't walking very well. Time for a replacement I guess. I think I got my money worth- but I really didn't want to buy another one. Bleh! I searched online and was able to find one....but I felt like I should wait.

I'm not going to complain here. I mean, my kenmore walking foot is only about $25. Much less than some other machines. But I didn't feel like spending that money right then. Glad I waited.

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While waiting for my hubs to meet me for the movie I decided to poke into a couple stores. At the last minute I thought "I'll run into Sears and see if they have any machine stuff." (the last time I was there- several months ago- they were getting rid of their sewing machine section) I wasn't hoping to find anything when I saw this:
a Walking foot, Quilting foot (I go through these even faster than the walking foot), some other stuff and a 1/4" seam foot!  I've NEVER had a 1/4" seam foot!

The best part- guess what I paid for all these goodies?

$7.97!
Seriously.

Best. Deal. Ever.

Just thought I'd share this deal with you for anyone who has a Kenmore machine or a machine that kenmore accessories fit on. I looked it up online and the set is around $55. In my Sears store there were at least a dozen- all prices at $7.97 and that was the REGULAR price. Might be something worth checking out. I'm just saying.

Now I just need to get over this dumb cold so I can feel like quilting again.

Happy Monday!

7 comments:

mean sarah jean said...

AWESOME deal! Think I'll be checking Sears today. If the ones near me don't have it, where did you go...Provo?

Deb said...

What an amazing deal; way to hold out! I too have been sick; started with a nasty sore throat on Thursday, and then Sunday flu-like symptoms... today I'm feeling better, but as a teacher, taking sick days stinks! I hope you feel better soon!

Tiffany said...

LUCKY! I don't think they even make walking feet for my machine, so I would have to buy a walking foot and some kind of extension or something. SO expensive. Maybe I should poke around a little too. Who knows, maybe Sears will have something that works!

BijouxBaby said...

Have you tried oiling your walking foot? Mine was acting up and the lever kept getting stuck. I put a little drop of oil on the lever where it goes into the mechanism and it was back to work. I do that ever 6 months or so.

LynCC said...

Hope you feel better soon!

Brandie said...

I hope you feel better soon. I think I'm starting to catch the same cold. I love it when people come to work deathly ill. I think you are going to love your 1/4in foot. It's so handy. you just sew and don't have to think to hard about going straight.

Andy said...

woah! Nice find! I love my 1/4" seam foot :)