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.