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Thread: Big and quick surprise

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    Big and quick surprise

    Our Pfaff sewing centre is closing down since the owner feels that, at the age of 80, he is now ready to stop working. So, last Wednesday I got a call from his daughter, who does the admin part, to say they have one more quilting machine - the 4.0 - and I can have it for N$4 000 less than the asking price ( that would be about US$ 480). Then there was a discussion with DH and sad references to my beloved current Pfaff being 19 years old and hints about even a Rolls Royce reaching the end of its natural life. The pitch must have been okay, because we then went to the bank and made arrangements and I had my lesson on Thursday. Got the new beauty on Friday, devoured the manual Friday evening and started playing on Saturday. What utter joy! Luckily by best friend is also a quilter and has the same model so you can imagine how much fun we had during our usual Saturday sewing session.

    I also got a huge bag of Zwicky threads, needles and extra spools at some discount.

    Having to leave home this morning was very tough, not only because winter has set in, but also because I have to wait nine hours before hitting my sewing haven tonight.

    Thanks for sharing my joy and happiness.

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    Congratulations on your new machine.

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    enjoy the new machine! i can tell you are thrilled
    Nancy in western NY

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    What a wonderfully magnificent surprise!!! We need a much bigger smile icon, for things like this!
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    Enjoy it and glad you got it in time for a lot of winter sewing.

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    I think we quilters get way more excited about new machines than we would about new cars! I know I do!
    Lisa B in NC
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    You are very lucky. I am so happy for you. Have fun.

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    Congrats, enjoy your new machine!!!!

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    enjoy your new machine and congrats
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    Isn't that wonderful that your friend has the same machine? She can teach you things you didn't learn from the dealer. Congrats!!!! I'm always happy when a quilter gets a new or used machine!
    "Be yourself...everyone else is taken."
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