Thanks to Phyllis, about once a month I trawl the local Craigslist listings. I look for industrial machines, hoping against hope that someone in Massachusetts will want to get rid of a Reece buttonholer for less than $100. No luck so far, but today, I saw a listing for a very well-priced Bernina Activa 125. Gigi, Phyllis and Leslie all rave about their Berninas, and everyone I know says the Bernina buttonhole is second to none, so I contacted the lady who was selling and arranged to go see it.
Now here’s the fun thing. It turns out that she and her husband grew up in my town, and they know a bunch of our neighbors. She works for the hospital in my town, and probably drives by my street on a regular basis. Once we all realized none of us was CL serial killers, we had a great time talking. And score! I got a gorgeous, barely used Bernina for a killer price.
Top it off with the fact that the Pats won, and it’s been a pretty good day around Ann-land.