Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Embellisher machine

Everynow and again Dennis will say something and, as soon as it is out of his mouth, one of us will say, 'That's a blog story moment'.

Tonight I was talking about the Pfaff embellisher machine I was playing with at the weekend, the purpose of which he is struggling to comprehend and the name of which was unfamiliar to him until Sunday. Later we were talking about what I would like for my birthday and how the fact I will be on holiday and the fact that his funds do not stretch to all the quilting equipment in the world will (quite rightly!) limit what I receive on the day. He asked, "How much would that faffing machine cost?"

(I should confirm that he wasn't at all meaning to be derogatory but I do suspect a Freudian slip!)

(For confused foreigners: From allwords.com

Definitions
faff
verb
  1. (British slang) To waste time on unproductive activity
Etymology: Dialect, 'blow in gusts'. )

10 comments:

Vicki W said...

LOL! How dare he call it unproductive!

floribunda said...

well at least he didn't call it an "effing" machine! (which is okay to write because it was in Harry Potter, right?)

Quilt Pixie said...

'tis rather a faffing machine -- but isn't all leisure activity? :-)

Carla said...

Loved this!

jewishprincess said...

dennis should know by now that faffing and any activity that is linked to patchwork, quilting , textile design etc are tow entirely different concepts

Garnered Stitches said...

A day without faffing is a day wasted in my book!

Elaine Adair said...

Too cute - yes, a Blogging MOment - LOL. Sounds like a good name for a quilt!

Kay said...

Great pun--probably Pfaff wouldn't appreciate it though.

Jan said...

good one Dennis,I wonder how you would interpret 'the babylock'? :)

Magpie Sue said...

I am so glad you stopped by my blog 'cause I'm having a blast on (both of) yours!

I have one of those faffing machines too... haven't used it much yet though. You realize, of course, it will now and forever be known as the faffer, not the embellisher.