Friday, August 7, 2015

Yard Sales---Ahh---They Are Everywhere

For our small community, it's that time of year again.  County Wide Yard Sale Day--3 Day Event.  For some this is the day they look forward to all year round.  Time to gather up all the things you don't want or need anymore and sell to those that do.  I've been on both sides of this game and let me tell you people will buy ANYTHING.  For the past few years I have joined the group that choices not to play at all and try not to be over annoyed that travel in our small town breaks down.  People literally stop their car in the middle of the road to get out to buy lamps :)

Today as I was setting at my desk happily crunching numbers I received a phone call from a quilter friend that there is an amazing fabric/craft sale about two blocks away from where I was at.  All kinds of bolts and bit and things.  She told me she found lots of fabric for backings.  Funny, how we all tempt each other.  I thanked her for telling and said that I would spread the word.  Would I give in or resist??

I did what every quilter would do...I booked it straight there.  After a quick 10-15 minuets of browsing I left a donation and walked away with a few remnants of fabric.  Not sure what I will do with them but not a bad score.

I asked the lady how she acquired so much fabric.  She smiled rolled her eyes and said, "My mother."  I laughed and said I imagine my daughter will be having this same conversation one day.

This was the first time I have ever fabric shopped at a yard sale.  Heck, it's the only reason I went.  I'd love to hear your yard sale horror stories or even about wonderful quilting scores you've found.  Help renew my faith in the system.  I think I might start liking yard sales again.


Stitchin At Home said...

Looks like a great find. I don't do yard sales, I leave that up to my oldest son.

Anonymous said...

GREAT score! It is truly amazing what we are likely to find, if the number of sales is large enough.

Case in point: DW just sent a number of vintage hexagon quilt tops to a friend who recently put on a presentation of a huge number of vintage for the local Quilt Guild. My understanding is that this lady did not have any samples she showed that had two of the patterns DW sent her.

My guess is that she will be doing some homework to identify the decade (1920s or even the 30s). If she cannot get close, I am willing to bet she will be visiting Barbara Brackman, who is close by :)

The moral of this story is that we can never know for sure what we are likely to find. You did great!

Al Navas, EQ7 Instructor

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