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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Oh My Gosh!!!!


I read Sandi's blog about Weird Things on Saturday and then on Sunday something really weird happened to me. I was watching a Canadian Home and Garden Show on Sunday evening. The host was renovating a house and he was looking for some furniture to put in it. He decided to go on to Craigslist to see if he could find anything. After the show was over, I got curious if we had a local Craigslist, and so I decided to get on the computer to check.  I went on to the computer and yes, we did have local listings for Craigslist, but very few under the hobbies and crafts category. I then for some reason decided to check out Kijiji to see what it had. Once again, I went under the hobbies and craft category. That is when my heart almost stopped. Someone in my community was selling a beautiful sewing table cabinet very cheaply. They were downsizing and the table was going to be to big for their new home. I replied to the ad right away. I got a reply back that I could come take a look at it Monday evening.

My husband and I went there on Monday night and it was all I could do to hold back the tears. The table was beautiful and obviously well taken care for. The last weird thing happened when the woman told me that she had been planning on taking the ad down, and that I had responded just in time. She felt badly as it had been a gift from her husband but it was just too big. I did tell her that I am a quilter and I hope she felt better knowing that it is going to be much loved. She told me that she did not quilt, but had been thinking of doing it. I reassured her that quilting was easy and maybe after all of this there will be a new quilter in the world. Wouldn't that be wonderful!




 Here is my new pride and joy!



After I wrote this blog, I realized that on Saturday Myra had posted about a wonderful rocker she had found on Kijiji. There must be something in the water! Whatever it may be I hope you get some of it too!






15 comments:

angela said...

oohh, what a great find!!!! enjoy!

allsewnup said...

Good for you!! Congratulations on your new treasure, it's a beauty. I use Kijiji often and have found some wonderful things and usually free! From an organ in perfect condition to yarn. YIPPEE for Kijiji! Now to check out Craigslist
;o)

Carolyn

Lee said...

you you lucky duck. i too wish for a new sewing table one where my machine would be flush with the top, maybe then my shoulder wouldn't hurt so much

Andrea said...

What a fabulous find! I love that it's white - it looks so pristine and perfect with your machine in it!
I love kijiji - craigslist is not at all popular here in AB, so I kijiji - there's an itouch app for it too, so every night in bed, I check my kijiji list under sewing and quilting just in case! ;-)

Michelle said...

That's AWESOME!

Purple Quilter Queen said...

Lucky you!! That's an awesome set up! Jenn

Barb said...

That is sooo beautiful....I am so happy for you and what a wonderful story.

Darlene said...

That beautiful cabinet was meant to be yours, Michelle! I'll bet you'll be sewing with a huge smile on your face. :-) Enjoy!

Connie said...

A GREAT FIND!!! ENJOY! very very nice.....

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Congratulations on such a great find. You will give this cabinet a good loving home :-)

call me crazy said...

Wow what a great find! I think it was meant to be ~enjoy! :-)

jaybird said...

congrats!! you know i'm jealous... but that is just because you and i were looking at all those beautiful tables at the show.. and now you have one!! i am super happy for you!! :-)

Myra said...

LOL! Good buy there Michelle! Good for you! 8-)
Kijiji is great! Some wonderful items can be found there! 8-)
Enjoy your new sewing table...

Ariane said...

What a great find! I'm so jealous!!!

SarahVee said...

Congrats, Michelle! What a great find!