Saturday, September 29, 2012

My New Vagabond


Have you ever seen one of these?  Well I hadn't until just last week thanks to  Karen over at The Sweetest Thing blog.  She and others were doing a blog challenge sharing their craft space. When I looked and saw this.  I saw it in her post as well as a few others and wondered what the heck?  What is it you ask...a Vagabond.  Yep..that is what it is.  I never heard of it but when I searched it and saw it was an electric/power die cut machine I got so excited. 

If you have read any of my previous posts you know I have arm and back issues.  I have had them checked over the years and am all good.  My arm pain is basically a culmination of a few things.  My cancer in 1990, then I fell and broke the same arm and had to have a metal rod and screws permanently put in my arm to hold it together.  With those things I have no cushion between my arm and shoulder.  I also have Osteoperosis and arthritis in my shoulder.  My most recent x-ray say that I have Severe Osteoperosis and arthritis.  I also have no real muscle function either.  Sadly I am right handed and all this is in my right arm.  So when I use it, it doesn't take long to start hurting.  

Anyway...while crafting I was finding that when I was using my manual die cutting machine (I have a cuttlebug) I was finding that after a card or two my arm was really starting to hurt.  It starts to hurt even with just the pressure from stamping.  So image my delight when I saw this vagabond and that it is electric and all you have to do is push a button.  

Now I never would have spend the money on it myself.  But I did figure it might make a nice Christmas present so I sent the link to my hubby.    Yesterday was his birthday, and he came home for lunch...and what did he do?  Told me he found it for a cheaper price than I did and said that since it is something that will help alleviate some of the pain in my arm and maybe allow me to craft a bit more...he bought if for me.  YEAH!  I am so excited.  It is suppose to be delivered on Tuesday!  I am so hoping I like it and am really hoping it serves it's purpose so that I can craft a bit more! 

I really do have an awesome husband and am so thankful he is so supportive of my hobby.  Thanks Honey!  I love You! 

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3 comments:

Justie said...

Hi Kristin,

Thanks for the nice comment and thanks for following my blog. It not much but I'm sure I'll get more stuff up soon. Hope your weekend going well. Your husband sounds like a good guy. Enjoy your new machine when it comes. I know I'm enjoying my Silhouette Cameo.

Krafthead said...

Awe, what a sweet hubby you have! Please let us know what you think of it! Congrats on your new toy :)

Diana Joy said...

So nice of your hubby. I'll be watching your blog to see how you like it. I have OA in my hands bad and almost got it a month or so ago when it was on sale. I should have....so I'm anxious to hear from you about it. Oh, sorry about all that pain you are in. It's awful.

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