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Thread: Musings and awesome co workers

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    Yesterday I took a break from work to go to an estate sale. The ad said to bring gloves and a flashlight. How could I refuse? BUT they listed sewing machines as some of the items. I have 3. A new, cheaper Janome, and two Singer 301's. I show up and see a beautiful Singer 503. The Rocketeer. I have always loved that machine, but I knew before I went that I wasn't going to buy any machine. Then I found 2 boxes of vintage/retro patterns. They wanted $1.00 for BOTH BOXES. I sorted and counted them last night and there were 138 patterns. At the bottom of one of the boxes I found some of our county fair ribbons. I realized that we can't lose this art of sewing clothes or quilting. It may be cheaper to purchase, but somehow I feel that as we step away from the creation process, we (I) step away from where I came from. Those ribbon are precious. The reward of her hard work.

    Back to the machine. I took a picture of the machine. I show it to two of my coworkers. They both appreciate stuff like that. I came back from lunch to find that Singer 503 on my desk!!!! They got the sewing machine for me from the estate sale while I was at lunch!!!! It runs great. I was a happy girl.

    The sewing machine was $25.00.
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    She's pretty! What sweet coworkers :D:D:D

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    Wow! What cool co-workers! Congrats on your new Rockateer! She's beautiful!

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    I will need to figure out a worthy Thank You gift. Any ideas?

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    Wow. What a neat purchase!

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    What wonderful coworkers !! The machine looks great. A gift ? Something made on the "new" machine - mug rugs for instance. Enjoy your new baby.

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    What an awesome thing for those co-workers to do.

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    what nice friends.... :thumbup:

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    Speaks volumes as to the type of person YOU are! Great to have such wonderful co-workers!

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    That is awesome!!! You have wonderful co-workers.

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    Maybe you could make a nice wall hanging that could travel to each of them in turn for a month at a time. Unless maybe you could hang it in the office.

    Nice to know they think you are so special!!

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    What wonderful co-workers. I totally agree about the history of sewing and quilting!

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    Sounds like you and your co-workers are all pretty awesome and get along very well. What a nice surprise they got for you! You will have to make something for each of them with that machine. What about small wall hangings?

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    Make them something for their desks! A tote bag or lunch bags? Water bottle holder? What great friends!!

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    Terrific co-workers. Love the machine, use it in good health.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LauraJJ
    I will need to figure out a worthy Thank You gift. Any ideas?
    Something made with her!! Maybe a 4th of July wall hanging or table topper???

    Have fun!!

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    As the kids today would say: SWEET :thumbup:

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    WOW! How Super!!!!! Hugs to the co-workers!!!!

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    What wonderful co-workers you have! It was so nice of them to do that for you! Enjoy your new machine!

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    I like the mug rug. They both drink coffee. One is a male and the other female. We work in the county building and planning department. It's not a pretty place to look at. Paper and more paper everywhere. Thanks for the ideas!

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    OMgosh- that's so awesome!! Thanks for sharing with us.
    And enjoy your new girl!!!!!!!!! :D:D

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    wow she is a pretty machine I would like co workers like that

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    Can I come to work there? Nice friends.

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    Awesome machine and awesome coworkers. Enjoy your new toy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by booklady
    Can I come to work there? Nice friends.
    I hear ya! I feel incredibly blessed to work with these people. They are wonderful. My family away from family.

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