Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Maybe my middle name should be lucky....or maybe even my first name?

So my previous post about wanting to own one of these beauties has been occupying a large amount of my time! I called my Dad and he said "Why don't you call Aunt Judy?"
Now my Aunt Judy has been a quilter for as long as I can remember and she and I get along famously. She's actually quite a wonderful woman in many ways.
So as I was watching an auction on ebay today (and hoping that the machine I wanted wouldn't go for more than $150, yea right) I decided to shoot my Aunt an email and ask her if she knows of any of her quilting friends who have a featherweight that they may want to sell.................
And this is the first line of her email back to me...."Why don't you take mine?"
Dd and I were walking back home from lunch when I checked my iphone and saw that message and proceeded to do the "happy dance" right there on the road for the world to see!
She said that she doesn't use hers that much and would love to see it go to someone in the family....she'll pack it up and send it UPS to me.
It's a 30's egyptian scroll pattern (pretty pretty) that "runs like a top".
The picture above isn't the actual machine that I'll be getting of course, but that's the style. Now granted, I thought that I would buy one of the cream/celery colored ones but since I don't seem to have an extra.....oh, $500 in my budget right now I'm pretty sure I can learn to love this classic black machine with no problems whatsoever.......:). It's supposed to be super easy to use, last forever, and do a beautiful straight stitch. I'm over the moon and back! I've been reading all these stories online about people finding their featherweight at Goodwill for $30 and thinking how lucky they are....and they ARE! But to use my Aunt's machine?
Think I'm excited? Think I feel lucky?
Yes and yes.


Vintage Market Place said...

That is good luck. Congrats Gail!!!
What a beauty!!!

I posted about a $4000 Fendi bag, think your aunt has one of those laying around, lol

If only all our blog posts came true ;)

Gail Thayer said...

LOL, I guess it wouldn't hurt to ask her, right?
Good luck with that one! I had my handbag festish quite a few years ago now......I'll go check out your post and see what I can do for you.....

Vintage Market Place said...

lol Gail!
Yes, i do prefer the one I got as well. But hey, never hurts to put things out there and see what may come of it ;)

Andy's Attic said...

How great to have your Aunt's Machine make your dream come true!

Rhonda said...

It was meant to are so lucky and so deserving my friend.

Blessed Serendipity said...

Oh Gail I am so excited for you! Yay! I'm doing the happy dance for you right now.


Doni said...

Can you hear me hollering for you??HUH?? I'll bet your's is the one I heard earlier!!
Congratulations! Oh how I wish...
Blessings, Doni

Kadee @KadeeWillow said...

Oh, my gosh..... what fabulous karma sent your way! Of course, your aunt would be tickled pink to pass it on to another member of the family. So now there are two women in your family doing the happy dance! Woohooo!!!

Gail Thayer said...

Thanks everyone, I'll be sure to post about her when she arrives.......cannot wait!

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

That's just wonderful for you, Gail! I'm doing the happy dance with you. Your aunt must be thrilled too that the machine stays within the family.

Kathy said...

What a piece of luck, indeed, and I love that you were able to hand it from one creative to the next in the same family!