OK, Not sure if I actually won?
I collect data for NCP,
a Joint Venture with Nielsen Ratings.
You collect points by doing this,
then you get to pick a gift from their catalog.
When I started I think I was saving for a pots and pan set.
At the end of the 1st year I didn't have enough for that set so I let them roll over thinking I'd get them the next year. They weren't offered in the new catalog - figures!
Hmm, find something else I wanted,
cuz I didn't like the pots and pans set they now had - figures!
OK how about a fancy smancy (OK'd by my sons) monitor,
sure why not, couldn't find anything else.
At the end of the 2nd year I didn't have enough for the monitor so I let them roll over hoping I'd get it the next year. It wasn't offered in the new catalog - figures!
Here we go again!
Didn't realize the hardest thing was to save too many points and find something I wanted before a new catalog came out. All the things that required lower points were things I already had or didn't want or couldn't use. Geesh!
So again I went to look in the new catalog to see what I would be aiming for this year that I wouldn't be able to get. Lo and behold I about fell out of my chair! I had so many I could choose anything I wanted. I hadn't payed attention but when you hit a certain point goal your collection points would double each time you transmitted. Evidently I had hit some the end of the previous year and the beginning of that year.
The most expensive item they had was a propane BBQ, check - received one for Christmas, no thank you.
Then there was this sewing machine!
I have wanted a sewing machine for at least 35+ years.
I filled out the forms, watched as my points zoomed down to 25 and sat there.
It couldn't be that easy could it?
No shipping fees?
In 2 weeks a Brother Project Runway Sewing with Style Sewing Machine was delivered to my door!
Here she is in all her glory!
That was about 3 months ago.
I couldn't wait to get her - so tired of sewing everything by hand.
To take that photo was the only time she has seen light.....
She looks so, so............is that even a sewing machine????
Can you be scared of a sewing machine?
Last time I owned a sewing machine it looked like this
In fact I happened upon an old photo when looking for one of my 2 first born and happened to see it back in the corner. Unfortunately it is in it's case, but you can see what I mean
What the sewing machine looked like in Home Ec
One similar to my Mom's.
The one I actually learned on
Those are the 3 types of sewing machines I've used -
I wasn't expecting one looking like a robot :/
YES, I read the booklets!
They are greek!
I will take a deep breath
I will re-read the booklets
I will take the machine out of the box
I will learn how to make a bobbin
I will learn how to thread it
I will decipher the hieroglyphics
But not today!!