Has this ever happened to you before? Out of the blue, someone chooses you to receive treasures and you didn't really do anything to deserve it.
The email came sometime in May.
I have some Fabrics, Sewing books and Supplies to give away... Call me.. It's all free, I am moving house and dun intend to bring them with me...
OMG. I read and re-read the email several times. Fabrics, sewing books and supplies, all free. My first instinct was it was a spam. My second instinct was - I'm dem lucky.
It turned out the person moving house had met me when I was selling my bags at MAAD (Red Dot Design Museum). I guess I must have made an impression on her! To cut a long story short, I got my loot a few months ago from her.
Want to see?
I have enough pearl pins to last me a lifetime. Oh, I'm so excited by the wooden handles. I've never used them before. Inside the zip lock bag are zippers, elastic, magnetic snaps, thread and lots of stuff that only excite sewing folks.
But you know what I cherish most? This teeny ironing board which I'm so, so grateful she did not throw. No, I'm not kidding. I know it's a little worn out but the cover can be replaced. (I've been lazy)
I had previously searched the whole of Singapore for such an iron but was never able to find one. The closest I got was the smaller one, also very dirty from Carrefour many, many years ago. If I'm not mistaken, it only cost $5 but it's no dem good because the "neck" is too short.
If you were moving house, what do you do with the sewing stuff you don't want? For me, I am a little shy to give people my stuff because they might not want my "trash". Plus I don't know many people who sew. Oh, what am I saying? I never throw away any sewing supplies. Hahahaha.