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Old 05-28-2011, 11:23 AM
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IF she is the one who wants to give it to you, and you didn't drophints - she simply wants to give you!!!

BESIDES, they take up alot of room. IF you should accept the generous offer, perhaps you can tell her it can be a 'permanent loan'? We do that in our family. My daughters have several pieces of furniture that are very good, and we do not want them sold. BUT can not use either. So the girls take them - to use as their own - but if they want to return them to us...we can say we want them back --- or tell them, at that time, to dispose of them the way they wish. WORKS WELL.

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Old 05-28-2011, 11:40 AM
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I think it is wonderful that she offered it to you.
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Old 05-28-2011, 12:07 PM
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I'd say THANK YOU GRAMA YOU ARE THE BEST! and make the dear woman the nicest quilt ever.
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Old 05-28-2011, 01:15 PM
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My father used to say if someone offers you something, take it. Then do what you want with it. If you don't take it, she will give or sell it to someone else, I would. I used a LA and floor quilting frame for awhile and would rather hand quilt so I sold it for half price. My daughter didn't want it.

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Old 05-28-2011, 01:50 PM
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I would say, "thank you, I'd love to have it". Then offer to pick it up or pay shipping. Also tell her that you would be so happy to do her quilting any time!
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Old 05-28-2011, 01:55 PM
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Call her right now and thank her for her kind offer and accept it!! My mother had a wonderful dressmakers dummy that belonged to my grandmother. It was on a beautiful oak stand and I so loved it. When I got my sewing room set up a few years ago I went to see Mum and noticed 'Daisy' the dummy was no where to be seen!! Mum had given it to a 'friend down the road' who was moving out of the area, who did a bit of sewing!!! She thought I wouldn't be interested as I made quilts, not clothes!!! aaarrrgh!!! It was the only thing I ever coveted in my parents house!!!!
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Old 05-28-2011, 01:58 PM
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She's going to surprise you and send it to you anyway.....mark my words....!

I feel that she wants you to have the machine and that you will enjoy it and take great care of it, it's called the gift of giving.

Hope you get it too!
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Old 05-28-2011, 01:59 PM
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All of the above, as someone mentioned, being a Grandma, if I offer one of my Grandkids something and they do not want it, I then offer to another. So indeed I would be thrilled if one of my Grandchildren called back and said, "Granny you know I was thinking about your generous offer and if you really are ready to pass your wonderful LA on to me I would LOVE to have it, you are the best!!!! This is from a Granny's point of view.
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Old 05-28-2011, 02:00 PM
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Originally Posted by OdessaQuilts
No, I don't think you're stupid. You are thoughtful. As you said, she spent a lot of $$ on that machine, and you would feel horrid if she just sent it to you without first insuring it was a machine she really didn't want/need. But I would call her back and just work into the conversation that you'd be happy to take it off her hands and get it out of her way if she is ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN she doesn't want it. You may even offer to pay her something for it (perhaps offer to quilt all her tops at no charge in return for the gift?).

I agree it is an incredibly generous offer, but you also don't want to appear to be taking advantage of grannie's better nature.
I think so too. She probably wanted you to have it. That may be why she bought it in the first place.
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Old 05-28-2011, 02:18 PM
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I would call her back and tell her that after you got off the phone and thought about the conversation about the long arm, you began to worry that she WASN'T really interested in using it and would perhaps give or sell it to someone else. Tell her you would LOVE to have it, but only if she is convinced she won't use it. See how it goes from there!
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