Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Most Stash: She Wins!



Can you imagine going garage sale shopping one day and finding this much stash for sale at someone's house?

That's what happened to Nancy, a quilter on the Quilting Board . The Estate Sale was in Missouri and took place a number of years ago.

Apparently, the quilting wife had passed away, and the husband and/or family members of the estate held this enormous sale to dispose of fabric, quilts and other sewing supplies.


Why anyone would wait two or three months to post this much fun on a message board is beyond me. Maybe the entire group signed a pact to not talk about it until they'd all had a chance to go through it all..... and buy what they wanted, before they told the world ;)



But Nancy commented that each of those flats with the fabric had at least 25 yards each and that while the prices were a bit high for an auction, they were still less than a quilt shop. Each of the flats you can see on these tables sold for around $40-50.
Now, I am assuming it was a dual person garage sale. Because I know, if I died first..... and my husband found this much stuff stashed in the house.....he would have immediately died of shock.

I'm sure she was a lovely woman and she is dearly missed. And my condolences to the family. But. I am a bit jealous......that woman had fun in her life time, that's for sure!! And if you look closely, there are some quilts in the background...... so apparently, she did have time for quilting, as well as shopping.

And to quilters everywhere..... your futures with your husbands are now secured. If they ever dare to complain about any of your stash, bring up a photo or two from this garage sale.

Heck, I'll probably put the first photo I created ...the one above with the added text....on my computer and use it as a desktop screen.

Because if you're at all like me, my husband has seen enough of my stash out and about when I'm making a mess and needs to know that someone else would win this contest!




 

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HAPPY LEAP DAY!

Until then...today is Leap Day...
According to an old Irish legend, or possibly history, St Brigid struck a deal with St Patrick to allow women to propose to men – and not just the other way around – every four years.

This is believed to have been introduced to balance the traditional roles of men and women in a similar way to how leap day balances the calendar.

But I really believe that the original tradition says it's the one day of the year that women get to do whatever they want to ;-)

I'm still making Alzheimer's Fidget Quilts..and they make enough of a mess that this is only a fraction of my fun! Bring it on and bring it on out!!!!


Note:
**This is a repeat of my post from 2011 . I can only imagine the homes of all of the buyers of that ladies stash. But then, who am I to talk ;-)

Most Stash: She Won! - With Heart and Hands

www.with-heart-and-hands.com/2011/01/most-stash-she-won.html
Jan 16, 2011 - Most Stash: She Won! Can you imagine going garage sale shopping one day and finding this much stash for sale at someone's house?
Michele Bilyeu Creates With Heart and Hands as she shares her imaginative, magical, and healing journey from Alaska to Oregon. Creating, designing, sewing, quilting, and wildcrafting... from my heart and with my hands.

6 comments:

  1. Yikes!!! She must have had a very big house. She definitely had a forbearing husband. It would bother me to have that much fabric around as I would always think I had to be using it for something or other. Also, once you acquire this much there is no need to shop for more and that takes half the fun out of it *smile*.

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  2. Wow! This would have completely filled any house I ever lived in. I hope it was total joy for her.

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  3. There was a quilter's estate sale here in Salem (Keizer, actually)a number of years ago. If I remember right, the entire upstairs was devoted to her stash etc. The husband moved into some kind of assisted living. The downstairs was FULL of her stuff. She didn't allow any of her family upstairs as she didn't want them to know how much she had. I didn't have much money at the time and only bought 1 piece of fabric, 7 yards long. The sale was a gold mine.

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  4. I recently saw a craigslist add for a huge stash of quilters fabric being sold for several thousand dollars. They wanted to sell it in one big lot and the price was great for the amount of yardage, but I couldn't see spending that much money at once. It had belonged to the sellers mother and she had already sold quite a bit in smaller lots and I think at this point she just wanted to get rid of it.

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  5. She did have fun! And her fun trickled down to others. Gotta love quilters!

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  6. So needed this laugh....xxoo

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Michele Bilyeu blogs "With Heart and Hands" as she journeys between Douglas, Alaska and Salem, Oregon.