......to pick up my 15 year old daughter and I have a little extra time. I live on an island and when I'm on the mainland I try to get a lot done. Thrift stores are pretty high on my "time well spent" list. I went to Value Village and found surprisingly little. Then I went to Goodwill with fairly low expectations because I rarely find any treasures there. Well today was my lucky day! I found this red box in, of all places, the sporting goods section.
Oh please! Oh Please! Don't let the case be empty! Yeah! This was in it.
That's right. A Bernina 830 sewing machine. I check to see if it has all of it's parts. It does. Accessory case and all. I head for the cash register, pay and get it tucked away safely in my car.
I have to say at this point that I have sewn on the same Bernina 930 for 21 years now. I have been wanting a back up machine and I thought an older Bernina would be a good investment. I keep an eye on machines on Ebay but I never bid. A 25 year old machine sells now for what it sold for then. They are a bit out of my price range.
The "Goodwill find of the century!" was well within my price range.
Yup! $24.99. I ran it through it's paces when I got home and it works beautifully!.
I am a lucky girl!