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Thread: Someone please talk me down!

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    Someone please talk me down!

    Was at a meeting last week and while discussinig door prizes for the annual meeting, the Secretary mentioned that she would be happy to donate things from her home - which she can't move into till all her grandparents' stuff is removed. She was describing things - then said"I even have two of those little Singers in the black boxes,,,"
    After further description, I turned to her and said "We have to TALK!"
    I really don't need another sewing machine - even if it is a Featherweight. I have my grandmother's 201, my Pfaff 1222e, my Janome 4800 and my daughter's Janome (more basic) - as well as a Singer 99 coming home to me this spring from Thunder Bay. But I have wanted a FW to take to classes, etc. Plus I can't really afford one right now ...
    Someone please talk me through this!
    GrannyLady - Having too much fun dressing my grandaughters.

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    It will depend on the price and making sure if it needs a good home!

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    Sorry I am a sucker for 221 and 222!!!!!!

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    Be strong!

    Unless it's free, is it free? In which case, I wish you strength in getting it out to the car.

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    Sorry, cannot help, I say go for it, I would.
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    Go for it! A FW is great for most classes. How could you not at least go look and find out how much she wants for them?

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    Now, that's a real DOOR PRIZE!!!
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    Sorry, I'm an enabler!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99 View Post
    Sorry, I'm an enabler!
    Seriously, this is like going to the bar for help in not drinking.

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    Featherweight? Resistance is futile.

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    Sorry, but depending on price, I'd be one of the ones talking you INTO getting it!

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    Think of the good turn you'll be doing her - she'll be able to move sooner
    Lang may yer lum reek. (I'm a knitter - hence - 'Knit-ette'. Confuses a lot of people!)

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    Sorry, woman if you don't hock your kids for it, I will.

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    OMG - see about at least getting one of them! They sure don't make them like that anymore. I have been more sorry about things that I did not buy than things that I did buy.
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    go ahead and buy them! (lots of help from this group)
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    I'm with everyone else - I have a 2 vintage machines (one a featherweight), and I'm stopping at two - but if a featherweight came up at a reasonable price, I'd get it in a heartbeat. If it's not affordable for you right now, you could consider a swap of some sort - or make a quilt for her.

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    sorry,although everyone here says just the opposit...you say you can't afford it right now?
    If you really really can't just don't do it.......IMHO....unless you can swap to get it for free
    Last edited by fien777; 01-14-2013 at 12:46 PM.
    greetz, fien
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    Do you have kids or a pet...will she trade?! I too, am an enabler...find some way to get one of them...they are great!

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    Speaking from the experience of a very long life I will tell you that I have often regretted the things I did NOT buy. I'm still kicking myself that I didn't buy the life-sized wooden pygmy for $95.
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    Run don't walk! Opportunities like this don't come along everyday!

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    I want one!!! go get them please. My heart is pounding.
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    You won't get any support from me. I have 2 and love them both.Mary

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    And how many granddaughters do you have? (I saw your footnote.)

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    Offer her a reasonable price and take it home!!

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    I guess I'm looking at this from a different perspective. This woman offered these items up as a *donation* for a door prize.

    Sorry ... but they were offered as DONATIONS. That is what they should be.

    Perhaps you'll be lucky and win one.
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

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