Friday, October 10, 2008

Frivolous Friday

Crystal at BiblicalWomanhoodOnline is taking a break, which leaves us no place to share our "Frugal Friday" tips. Kate at A Simple Walk has a great fix: Frivolous Friday!

  1. If you had $100 that you had to spend on a luxury item, what would you spend it on? Hmm... yeah.... This is hard. I think I would also get some clothes -- a really nicely flattering shirt, and slacks that fit great and were comfortable. I doubt I could actually spend new prices though -- maybe just go to a nicer thrift store. And buy some really beautiful fabric or a curtain or shade for my naked living room window.... Or fancy attachments for my sewing machine. That's more like it.
  2. If you had to eat out every day for a week, which restaurants would you go to? Mmmm.... I'd eat Indian food. Lots of Indian food. And probably some really down-home Chinese (not the American style). There's this terrific Malaysian restaurant in Chicago....
  3. What is one non-frugal thing you’ve done recently where you were glad you didn’t have a blog video recording you? My sewing machine, a Bernina 801 broke a couple of months back. I couldn't imagine life without my beloved machine, and the repair shop told me that parts for that machine are no longer made. So I went on ebay and bought another old Bernina (this one is a 817). I paid $300 including shipping. The same night, I found another old 817 on Craigslist in Michigan, and bought it too. I paid $150 for the second one (including shipping). The next week, I found out that the part that broke on my 801 is a standard part, and any old repairman would have some laying around that I could just buy -- they didn't have to be Bernina parts to fit. So now, I have three sewing machines. An 801 that I still haven't repaired and two 817s. The 817 are nice, but I still like my 801 better. I think I'll probably sell it though, and just fiddle with the 817 adjustments until I like them. It'll be nice to have a spare machine (for parts especially), but well, that $450 could have been about $30 if I had been patient enough to look in other places for the part that broke on the 801.
  4. If money were no object and you had to take a vacation (you poor thing) where would you go? Finally, an easy one. Our honeymoon was in the smokey mountains. We promised ourselves we'd go back. And we will, someday.
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1 comment:

  1. Wish I could buy one of those sewing machines... really wish I'd know what to do with it if I had it! ;-) Definitely not my strength.