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Monday, September 23, 2013
A Big Dig
I wasn't planning on hitting any sales last weekend since I was pretty tired already and still have not gotten caught up on the Etsy listing. When I saw Magpie Ethel's post about her haul from a local digger sale I just had to head over there and see what they had for me. Oh, my goodness, this house was packed to the rafters, literally.
I dug the closets in the cellar, I dug under the rafters in the attic, I dug through the garage. I am POSITIVE I missed a LOT. There was that much. Don't hate me, this huge pile of lace was $5. They were seriously trying to move stuff out and priced accordingly.
I dug through box after box of sewing patterns under the eves in the upstairs. I broke a sweat and tied my jacket around my waist and my glasses kept sliding down my nose but I soldiered on. As Mike and Frank would say, I was junk drunk. I wish I could have thought of a place to store the creepy old manikin that was up there.
A neat wooden box and odd little bits and pieces for assemblage projects.
I dug for a good two hours and the only thing that finally stopped me was exhaustion. It was pitiful.
Isn't this a neat jar? I know it isn't old but I haven't seen one before so home it came.
A quick look at just a few of the patterns I found. Sweet old patterns for little girls...
And for big girls!
Swing your partner, Yee Haw!!
When I got home I hauled it all in the house with the husband shaking his head that I bought a boatload of work for myself. Big sigh. I don't seem to be making any headway on getting caught up....