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Thread: Newbie from Missouri

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    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!

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    :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    welcome!

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    Yep, kinda like a free puppy is really very expensive:):thumbup:

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    Welcome from NC!

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    HAHAHAHA you just told the story of my whole life. If I can mess it up I will, and if I dont, someone else will. Good luck with your quilt, and enjoy your machine.... oh and welcome!~

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    Welcome to the board from Southern California!

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    Welcome from Arkansas!

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    Nobody ever said that yardsells were cheap, and quilting certainly isn't. But what in life isn't when you think about it.

    Welcome to the board.

    Lanny

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    Expensive, but fun. Enjoyed your tale. Happy quilting :-D

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