My 4 year old Dyson has had a complete break down. I've had little breaks now and then with plastic on the vacuum but now it just won't pick up at all. And I have to admit, at my house it gets used a ton. I have central vac in my house but my home is 15 years old and that hasn't really ever worked well so we just went to a Dyson 4 years back. True, the Dyson had a good run and I've thought of trying to have it repaired but there are several things wrong with it now and it seems like it would be throwing good money after bad at this point.
So my question for you is: Dyson or Shark? The Shark is half the cost of Dyson and promotes itself as having the same functions. I'd love some input if anyone has an opinion.I fixed my problem with my cutting mat and purchased the June Tailor on sale. I read all the various comments about color and type of cutting mat and did a little shopping research. I decided on the not so pretty color with a functionality promise and one that fits my cutting table perfectly. This is the hard surface mat (not self healing type) that is supposed to be easier on the wrist when cutting. We'll see. I'll let you know how it is after some use.
Oops my shadows in the photo. Oh well. I am working on binding my basket quilt and you can see right away my situation here. All my corners are cut off by the binding. I'm not sure how that happened. It wasn't really a problem while setting the blocks together but it is a problem next to the binding. Maybe my seam was a bit too large and maybe I just trimmed way too much. It does bug me but at this point I'm not sure there is a good fix for it. And after last week's marathon unpicking, I'm not doing that. I keep telling myself what Flora says: "It's only fabric." Allison
Allison came to visit. Look at that lovely red polish her Auntie Chelsey painted on her nails. Life is pretty darn simple when you are 5 months old. Mom takes care of all the breaks and fixes of life and you can nap all you want.
Added: Mr. Hive just phoned and said my daughter's car needs a new transmission. Another break. Oh well. I guess I'll be purchasing the Shark .