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Thread: I'm So Excited!

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    DH and I decided to go out on the highway 70 yard sale today, even though it is the last day of the 3-day sale. This is a yard sale that runs all the way from Memphis to Nashville all along highway 70. Well I am so happy I went, the first place we stopped was an estate sale, rather than a yard sale, and they had almost nothing left but just a few odds and ends in the yard, but then I saw a sign that said furniture in the house. Well, the last thing I need is furniture, but I found my self saying can I go in and look around? Guess what I found......it's not a feather weight, but it is a vintage Singer model 66-18. I got it in the cabinet for $15 and it runs too! Now DH and I have the project of getting it cleaned up and making sure everything is in tip top shape. Oh yeah I also found a vintage quilt top for $3.00. I take pictures tomorrow and post. :-D :-D :-D

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    Woo Hoo!!! What a great day for you :D:D:D

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    Awesome that sewing machine and quilt was meant for you to buy. I can't wait to see photos.

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    Wow, great finds!

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    How exciting :thumbup: Can't wait to see it :lol:

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    Woohoo! Oh I would love to do this sale. Have heard about it. Would have to bring an enclosed trailer though. May find something I don't need, can't live wothout, just have to have. :roll: :roll: :shock:

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    I am sure glad you got to go. I have set here with my two grandchildren wishing I could go. My youngest son called this morning and said he was thinking about me as he was on 70 and both sides of the road were covered with sales. He knows how much enjoyment I get out of it. But my granddaughter is very heat sensitive and I can't get her out in the sun. She is on an immune suppressant. Maybe next year or the 461 that goes from I-40 to Big Sandy.

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    Sounds like fun!

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    Jumping for joy! YIPPEE!!! :thumbup:
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    Fantastic find - your radar must have been working! Looking forward to the pictures.

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    WooHoo! Cant wait to see picures!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarrieAnne
    WooHoo! Cant wait to see picures!
    Ditto! will be looking for the pictures :lol:

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    Karma!

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    Wow, you did great considering it was the last day! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissM
    DH and I decided to go out on the highway 70 yard sale today, even though it is the last day of the 3-day sale. This is a yard sale that runs all the way from Memphis to Nashville all along highway 70. Well I am so happy I went, the first place we stopped was an estate sale, rather than a yard sale, and they had almost nothing left but just a few odds and ends in the yard, but then I saw a sign that said furniture in the house. Well, the last thing I need is furniture, but I found my self saying can I go in and look around? Guess what I found......it's not a feather weight, but it is a vintage Singer model 66-18. I got it in the cabinet for $15 and it runs too! Now DH and I have the project of getting it cleaned up and making sure everything is in tip top shape. Oh yeah I also found a vintage quilt top for $3.00. I take pictures tomorrow and post. :-D :-D :-D
    Here is the update folks. I believe what I bought was a Godzilla. It is model number 66-18 and serial number AL039395 so from what I can find it is a heavy duty machine produce around 1950. It did come with the manual, one pressure foot, the foot pedal, and some bobbins. The quilt top is in pretty good shape two small holes, and I did find one spot where a seam is coming apart. Other than that it all seems to be intact.


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    what wonderful finds!!

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    Woo hoo! What a nice find. I myself have never been lucky enough to find sewing/quilting things at yard sales. Yesterday my BFF called me and said she bought me something at a yard sale, it was a large box of fabric, mixed content but still lots of cottons, for only $2. I won't be able to pick it up from her until next weeek but I'm thrilled. She is an avid yard saler and keeps an eye out for me for cheap fabric.

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    Wow, what a great find. Lucky you.

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    Congratulations on your great finds! Everyone is getting great deals at the yard sales this year!!! yours was fabulous! Keep us posted on what you name your new machine, she's a beauty!

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    Nice score! Love the quilt top!

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    Have fun with the sewing machine

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    Wow, did you get lucky, or what?!

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    I love road trip & wish i could afford to go hiway shopping or just road tripping to see all these yard sales! Great job on your finding , let us know how she sews when you get it done.

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    Wow what a find. I wish I was close enough to go to that yard sale. Good Luck!!!!

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    Lucky you! What a beautiful quilt.

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