Tuesday, December 12, 2006

My Christmas Gift

Bill's been ill for the past few weeks -- since the night before Thanksgiving. So, we've been going back and forth to doctors and having tests, etc. Last Friday night he had to have a ct scan and they were specifically looking at his pancreas. It has been a long weekend. Results came back Monday and there is no mass - thank God. So, now they're going to do an endoscopy, etc -- but it isn't scheduled til January 18. In the meantime, he's starting to feel better (and one of the guesses by the Gastroenterologist was a virus that has been going around -- a type of stomach flu - so possibly that is what is the problem and it just needs to run its course.)

Anyway -- in the meantime we've been discussing a longarm purchase, but I didn't want to talk about it while he's been sick -- I surely wouldn't be able to concentrate on quilting if he were seriously ill. I have been in touch with the Gammill dealer in Janesville, WI -- which is just over an hour from us, and they have called and sent brochures, sales lit, etc. The latest was a sales flyer for an additional $500 in merchandise with the purchase of a machine, with an end date of Dec. 20. So... yesterday after getting the good news on the ct scan, and the fact that Bill felt fairly well yesterday, he asked if I was going to order the machine online or go up there. I said go up there, sometime before the 20th. He said how about this afternoon. We did. My new Gammill Classic Plus longarm machine will be delivered January 11! I'm so excited I can't stop smiling -- and Bill feels better today, too!

Gratitudes:
1. I think Bill is on the mend.
2. I have started quilting Gratitudes and will have it done for Christmas. Now you know why I want to give it to Bill. He is the best husband.
3. I have an incentive to get the basement area cleared out and cleaned up for the new machine!
4. This really is a dream come true.

12 comments :

Susan said...

I'm so glad your husband didn't have a serious problem! Good news. And your new Gammill! Wow, congratulations. You are going to have *such* fun!

Mary said...

Glad the CT came out OK. You'll have fun with the longarm. I can't wait to get moved and get mine set back up - I miss my quilting time.

Nancy said...

So glad Bill is feeling better. All the doctors, tests, etc. sure aren't fun I know. Congratulations on the long-arm purchase. You're going to have soooo much fun with it.

Screen Door said...

Some body loves you!!!! I'm so excited for you. I feel like I just got a present!! I'm glad everyone is feeling better on the home front....

You must have been a good girl this year.....

mcirishannie said...

how exciting!! glad to hear your Bill is feeling better. and you must have been a good girl this year to have Santa bring a Gammill.

Laurie Ann said...

Hopefully DH will continue to get better and better and you can focus on that new longarm. How neat!

Libby said...

What a wonderful gift, but even better is hubby feeling better.

Hanne said...

I am happy to hear your DH is on the mend!
Congratulations on your longarm :-)
Lovely punch needle santa !

Judith said...

What a nice gift. Congrats on the longarm.

Judy said...

Wonderful news about hubby's test! Thanks for that!!

So glad that you are getting that longarm!! Good for you, I know it will be loved to death! You will enjoy it!

Carol said...

A longarm! What a thrill! Glad your hubby is doing better. Two joys for you... nifty.

Shelina said...

How appropriate that a Gratitude quilt would go to your husband. And whoopie! you are getting a quilting machine. Awesome!