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Thread: Great estate sale find

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    Senior Member auniqueview's Avatar
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    Looking at this thread, it looks like the last reply is on the first page. Well, that makes no sense to me, but then, not much on the new board does. I hate to say it, but I am really disappointed. I was having a great time and learning so much on here, and now it is just a struggle to find anything, and this background....whether it is bright white or cream colored...depends on your monitor, is just murder on the eyes. I can't get a photo to load no matter what I do, and yes, I have followed the directions. I made it thru college with a 4.0, so I don't think I am totally stupid. I keep checking the subscription boxes, and yet not one email.

    Today I was really lucky and found two machine cabinets at the big thrift store. They must have just put them out. I bought both of them, and my Olson fits in the smaller one just perfectly. The bigger one has a motor in it, with wiring, so I was hoping the Olson would fit in that, but I think I will try moving that over to the cabinet that it does fit into. My dh isn't handy, but my next door neighbor is, and can probably help with it, if it turns out to be feasible. Both cabinets cost a total of $22. Can't beat that, can I? I'd love to show you a pic, but I have given up. It just keeps telling me TOO BIG, TOO BIG. Well - they are the same size pics as they were on the old board, and it resized and loaded them just fine. I don't consider this an update.
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    What a beautiful quilt.
    Fabric is like money, no matter how much you have it's never enough.

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    Lucky you, such a beautiful find!
    Country 1

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    I love the delicate look of the design - it reminds me a lot of many of the Brazilian embroidery things I worked on.

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    Lovely find, I am glad it found a good home.
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    Beautiful! Just imagine all the work that went into this quilt. I probably would have had to buy the sewing box and extra thread, too, just to keep it with the quilt. I like to try to imagine the women who made these beautiful items and what their lives were like. I'm glad you found it and it went to a good home.

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    very pretty.
    Tammy

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    That is really beautiful! Lucky you!
    Kathleen
    Retired, and love quilting!

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    That is definitely a major find...Yay for you!!
    MISH

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    What a beautiful, happy looking quilt. It makes me cheerful just looking at it! Good for you!
    MacThayer

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    That is beautiful and look how much work went into making it.
    Bonnie,wife,mom and grandma

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    Lucky you, very pretty.

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    Wonderful find!
    Sewbeadit
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    PM me if you want to sell it.

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    It's gorgeous

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    Beautiful embroidery work! My mother embroidered a quilt top for each of her grandkids when they graduated high school. She does very nice work!

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    How beautiful!.. I do embroider, and I know how much work went into it!! I think its terrific that it is with someone who appreciates it! Currently I am working on 2 sets of 12 squares, making a crazy quilt for my mom and 1 for me...there have been times when I have spent hours on one area of a square that I think "Why am I doing this? These will probably be thrown out when I am gone...". I have mentioned that to my son (he is our only child). He assures me he will make sure and get a few bucks out of them...as he laughs, and I threaten to haunt him!... LOL... Anyways, enjoy your treasure!
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    That is absoltely gorgeous!!

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    Beautiful...you lucked out....
    We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give....

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