I have been on the board for a while but have never introduced myself. I would like to tell you the story of why I am here today. I went to a yard sale last year and picked up a quilt top that was cross stitch. It cost me $.50. What a bargain I was thinking!! Then I went out and bought some thread. That was about $20 (my first trip). Later, I noticed that I needed to sew three panels together in order to do the cross stitch. So, I pulled out my old Singer (38 years old) only to find that it did not work and later found out it was toast. I made a trip to several local stores and found the perfect sewing machine - a Horizon. Of course then I had to buy some books on how to quilt followed by purchses of material. The moral of this story? Yard sales are expensive!