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Thread: Just so tickled and giddy feeling!

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    Just so tickled and giddy feeling!

    OMG! I had recently asked my 32yr old single, struggling artist, naturalistic son what he wanted or needed for Christmas. Last year I got him sketch pads, canvases, paint etc. Year before I got him a Violin and the year before that a Mandalin. He has self taught himself to play many instruments and his education in graphic design ha changed to from computer graphics to actual paint, watercolors, pencils stetches etc.

    WELL last night is told me a few things he wanted supply wise and when I ask if anything else, his reply was.... ( here come the exciting part) He has been intriged and interest working with FABRIC!!!!!!!!!!!

    OH MY! You can't imagine how my heart soared! He requested basic sewing stuffs. His current idea is to purchase clothing items at the Goodwill and see what he can create from that! He said he is really kinda excited about this new venture! ( like I'm not! HA!)

    I couldn't sleep last night for thinking of all the things I want to send him way. He lives in Pensacola, FL and me here in NC. I need to find him a used sewing machine, hopefully my sister can locate one there in town as she lives in Pensacola too. I can't wait to see some of his first creations! OF course I'll post pictures here for all to see as the momma brags on her baby boy! Yep, He'll always be my baby even though he is my oldest!
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    It is always such a thrill to share our interest with our kids and grand kids. Now you can teach him the art of quilt making and designing.

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    How wonderful!!! I can tell that you are very close, but this will bring you even closer. Will be glad to see the results....and also using used clothes..

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    WOOOOHOOOOOOOO that is great for you ...
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    How exciting! I look forward to seeing pictures.

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    That is great. Looking forward to seeing photos of his creations.

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    I hope he will soon become famous! Am happy for you and him.

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    BRAG! BRAG! BRAG! I too will be interested and excited to see what he comes up with. Great idea of his shopping at thrift store! Makes me smile. Aren't kids great ?? )))))

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    Congratulations! How wonderful that he is creative (momma genes of course) and so willing to explore them all. Please do show his creations.
    Quilting makes me happy!..

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    You have a very talented son. I look forward to seeing his creations.

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    Your sister should be able to find a good sewing machine. Here in FL so many older people pass and have sewing machines so thrift stores, yard sales and estate sales should yield a good one. some material too if she is lucky. Will be looking for what he has made. Very creative mind it sounds like he has.

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    My daughter (33 and single) also lives in Pensacola! She bought a used Brother from a Bernina store there. They gave her good instruction on using the machine and were very mindful of her budget.

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    Nathan's New Art Tool!

    Hey y'all, here is Nathan's new /used sewing machine! Kenmore 16530. I found it on Craigslist in Pensacola for $45! My sister picked it yesterday. the lady who owned it serviced it regularly and the machine was in pristine condition! She sews her own clothes and her DH bought her a new bigger machine for Christmas. I think we have become new friends! Can't wait until he sees it!
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    Lisa B in NC
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    Lisa, that's great! Don't forget that shopgoodwill.com and craigslist are good sources of cheap sewing machines, so look there. You can google "searchallcraigslist" and you can then type in sewing machines and look all over for one. Happy hunting and good luck to your son. You planted the seed.
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    This will be fun for both of you!

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