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)


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.


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?


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!


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 :)