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Date: 6/20/12 11:58 AM

I just shared this story at the bottom of a serger review, and I thought that it would be fun to share it here on the message board too.

I have been looking for a serger on Craigslist for a long time. I wanted a baby lock, but they were always too expensive. About three weeks ago I saw one listed in a close by neighborhood for $125. It sounded suspicious for the Eclipse DX to be listed for such a low price. But, after a few back and forth questions it was determined that it was the Eclipse (with the jet air threading), and it was for sale for $125. I was very excited and told the woman that I definitely wanted it and was glad to be able to get it and use it for some charity quilts and blankets that I make with my church's sewing group. When the seller heard how I planned on using it, she insisted on giving it to me! So, I got the serger for free. It is in wonderful condition, and now I am waiting for one of the women at church to arrange a serger lesson for a few of us who are using them for the first time. Sometimes in life, something wonderful and unexpected happens, and this was surely one of those times
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Date: 6/20/12 12:06 PM

Wow, how sweet and generous of the donor. And I bet you did not set out to tell the "church story" - it was when you got there and connected with her and you could tell right away she was a nice person that you mentioned why you needed a serger.

Yaaaaaaaay! Best of luck with your serging projects!

Kippy

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Date: 6/20/12 12:42 PM

Thanks so much for sharing this. And thank you for your charity work too!

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Date: 6/20/12 1:41 PM

It brought tears to my eyes. Thanks for sharing.

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Ecclesiastes 11:7,8 Nothing on earth is more beautiful than the morning sun. Even if you live to a ripe old age, you should try to enjoy each day, because darkness will come and will last a long time. (CEV)

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Date: 6/20/12 4:02 PM

How fortunate for you and the good work you do with your chruch group!

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Sometimes in life, something wonderful and unexpected happens, and this was surely one of those times

This wonderful and unexected thing that happened to you was a "pay it forward" moment. You and your church's sewing group have been paying it forward by making charity quilts and blankets and now it has come back to you!
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Date: 6/20/12 8:32 PM

VERY nice... thank you for sharing!

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Date: 6/20/12 11:51 PM

That's a lovely story. I can never hear too many stories about kindness and generosity - and I mean from both you and the former owner of your machine. Thank you.

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Date: 6/21/12 11:26 AM

God bless both you for your charity work and the former owner of the machine for giving it!
BTW, you will LOVE your new serger!!

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Date: 6/22/12 4:52 PM

Wonderful story..so nice.

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