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Sunday, November 13, 2011
Breaking the Rules
I have this rule. On Saturday mornings I have to do my housework before I can go out picking. Yes, this means I am never the early bird who get the worm. But going picking is my reward for getting my work done and if I didn't bribe myself it might not get done at all!
Saturday morning there was an estate sale right around the corner from my house. It was so nearby I figured I could dash over there, get back home, and still get my housework done. Oh.My.Gosh.
The woman had been a crafter and especially a quilter and there were three entire bedrooms filled with fabrics and notions. The buttons were mostly gone by the time I got there but still tons of notions. The pile of lace and trims was so big I didn't want to take the time to sort through it all so I asked the staff to figure out what they wanted for the whole pile while I ran over to the ATM.
When I got back they said $75. Well, holy smoke, that's just a tad rich for my blood so I ended up on the floor picking out the pieces I really wanted after all. There was a lot of modern lace I wasn't too interested in and that is what they wanted the high price for. They didn't seem to think much of the older stuff. Works for me! I wish I knew more about vintage fabrics because there were piles and piles. They haven't started on the basement yet and will continue the sale in early December. I plan to be tardy on the housework again.
There were also three big jars of miscellaneous jewelry and interesting bits an pieces. Are you ready?? ONE DOLLAR per jar. I'll buy those all day long just for the chance to poke through them!
Right after I put them in my box another woman dashed into the room and cried, oh no, they are gone! She said she came back just to get them. They were a dollar each and she couldn't make up her mind?? Anyway, a woman on the staff said oh, that lady has them and pointed to me. The gal followed my around for a while and finally begged, please, could I have just one of them? I felt sorry for her so of course I handed one over. I know they would have haunted her if I didn't and I was happy to share. One. 8+) For once I was the early bird!
When I got home I put the whole pile in the art room and didn't let myself look until I got the housework done. I did it good enough and we won't have to move away this week.