Time to check in:
I’ve participated in Val’s Piggy Bank Challenge in the past. In 2014 when I joined I put the Silhouette Cameo on my wish list. When it came time to count in 2015 I had little in my bank. I cashed in my bank so I would have spending money for the Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival. I still wasn’t sure I wanted the Cameo, so I put the money to good use (always good if it means fabric).
You could say, “I cheat” as I don’t just save change, but also ones and fives. With a ten thrown in from time to time (total saved $113.51).
I put the Cameo back on my list and this year, I did more research to make sure I really wanted one. I also bought it at Christmas time with sales, but I still wasn’t sure I wanted one, nor was I sure it was the cutter for me.
While I did spring for this early – reasons why are here. I used what was in my piggy bank, along with gift cards, birthday money and a great sale….. I finally have one along with tools, and other goodies.
It’s not sewing related but I basically wanted it to cut applique pieces, send the file to my embroidery machine (when I learn how to do all that) and then have my machine stitch around the shape. My kind of applique.
Another tool? Toy? Creative Opportunity? Certainly a learning curve?
Your turn. Did you participate? If not, she is doing it again. Hummm, I’ll have to start thinking about what I want on my wish list.
Saving on the journey, Jackie