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I found the not to be found hoop I wanted!

Old 02-17-2012, 11:08 AM
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I have been searching for the Buhoogee quilting hoop for almost forever! Apparently they aren't made anymore as they were all handmade from what I was told. I guess the maker quit or passed away. They were expensive when they were available but now worth their weight in gold if you can find one. I borrowed one at a hand quilting class some years ago and it was perfect for me. The round ones seemed so awkward for me to hold and use.

Traffic was rerouted from the street I usually take to the post office this morning. I noticed a small yard sale so on impulse I stopped which I rarely do for one table yard sales that looks like all clothing. There it was sticking out of laundry hamper: The rectangle Buhoogee quilting hoop! I picked it up and the price was $5. The woman said it was left in a closet when she moved into her house. I love the feeling of finding a long desired item at the most unexpected place. I had a $20 dollar bill and she couldn't make change. I didn't mind at all!
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Old 02-17-2012, 12:18 PM
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Sounds like you had a really lucky day. I bet you'll smile every time you pick that hoop up now!
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Old 02-17-2012, 12:30 PM
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I have a mini whole quilt top in the frame now. I've had this mini whole cloth still in the package just for when I found this hoop one day. A new package of Clover Black Gold needles and a spool of YLI quilting thread and I am happy as can be.
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Old 02-17-2012, 01:14 PM
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Sometimes the best things just turn up when we least expect them to.. or take a new route! Congrats on your hoop!
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Old 02-17-2012, 01:21 PM
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Eureka! I love it when that happens!
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Old 02-17-2012, 01:37 PM
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I love this kind of story.....and the people who are still of the 'hunter/gatherer' tribe.
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One mans trash is another mans Treasure!! Congratulations.
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Old 02-17-2012, 02:32 PM
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ok so please! do show what this hoop looks like
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Old 02-18-2012, 05:40 AM
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A friend of mine told me if you want something you have to put it out there in the universe and it will come. I am glad it came for you!
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Old 02-18-2012, 05:53 AM
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Woohoo....a win for both of you. You finally got your prized item and the garage sale lady thought she struck gold too!
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