Monday, July 4, 2011

Serendipity

Serendipity: the gift of finding valuable or agreeable things not sought for.  (To quote the dictionary.)

As you know, I went to the Omaha Quilter's Guild quilt show on June 25th.  While looking at a booth that had Featherweight sewing machines, a lady made the pronouncement that she had a Featherweight at home she was willing to sell for a lot less than what they had.  So I turned to her and told her I was interested and gave her my name and phone number.  When she didn't call, I just took it to mean that it wasn't meant to be and that I wouldn't hear from her.  Well, on Thursday she gave me a call and we met on Saturday and made the exchange. I'm so excited!  I grew up learning to sew on this kind of machine and my sister is the proud owner of that one.  I have thought it would be nice to have one, but wasn't really looking hard for one.  So now I have a light weight machine to take to quilt retreats.  Going to spend some time this week bonding with it.  

5 comments:

Jean said...

Lucky you!!! We saw those at the show too, I found out later that a lady I know bought the purple one.

The Sunflower Patch said...

Karen, that is so cool! Have fun spending time with your new Best friend this coming week :)

Deb said...

Oh! I am so happy for you Karen! I am so glad you have a Featherweight!! The sewing elves have taken my bobbin holder in my sewing room, so until I find that, I won't know if my new cord I got at the Omaha show works. :(

Deb

LaDonna and Diana said...

Oh my gosh! I just got a Featherweight too! I am so excited! Did you look it up on the Singer site for its "born on" date? These little machines are the best!

LaDonna

Lee Prairie Designs said...

So happy for you! I know you are going to love it. I have had one for 4 years now. We bought it from a lady who hardly used it at all. It hummmmmms beautifully. You can find the date it was born. Mine was born in Elizabeth, Ill. in 1938.

I am new at your blog, followed you from another and I will visit you again soon!

Happy sewing, Carolyn