Sunday, October 3, 2010

No sewing...but lots of buying!!!

Okay, well maybe not lots of spending. Just buying!!

One of the ladies in my quilt guild passed away not long ago,
and her family was selling a lot of her stash, books, magazines and notions.
They let all the members of the guild know.
I just had to go.

Oh my gosh!!! It was like quilters heaven.
Luckily, I only brought so much money. LOL!!!

There must have been over 200 quilting books. These were selling for $5 each.
I decided to buy two.
I know.....that's not much....but I was on a budget.
These are the two that I bought.

The reason I only bought two books is because she was selling bundles of magazines. Many which were new from this year, even this summer. Most of the bundles were magazines from the last five years.
Each bundle had about 12 magazines, and were selling for $1 per bundle. Needless to say, I bought a lot.
I think I got about 100 magazines. I had a lot of fun going through them today with my daughter. We sorted them all out by year, the organized them in the bookcase in my sewing room. Now, I did have to move fabric off that shelf. So, now I have to find another spot for it or use it.......
In all those magazine, I only had one already. So they were all new to me. Yeah!!!

Lastly, I bought some fabric. Most of the really good fabric had already gone before I got to the sale. It was packed and we were all like vultures trying to get the best stuff.
But, I did get some good stuff. I found a box that didn't have a price marked. It had a bunch of scraps in it, but it also had lots of yardage in it too. I guess they just didn't have the time to go through it.
It was all Kaffe Fasset fabric, and also had 3 blocks in it. I was like jackpot. Let me find out what they want for it.
So, I asked the lady and she said $5.00.
Yeah!!! I was so happy.
Some of the pieces in that box had about 4 metre of fabric.
Then, I found two bundles of homespun fabrics.
I thought that would make a nice manly quilt. The bundles were $4.00 each. There was about 10 metres of fabric all together in both bundles. Yeah for me!!!
I also picked up a couple more little bundles of country fabrics.

So, in all it was a great day. I only spent $40. But it was well worth it. All together I think I got about 20 metres of fabric, 100 magazines and 2 books.
Pretty good deal eh!!!

So, even though I didn't do any sewing in the last two days,
I did some great shopping.

I hope you all had a great weekend.

Hugs

Ariane

22 comments:

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Sounds like a great shopping trip Ariane!

Michele Pacey said...

oh my gosh! wow! lucky lucky you! am i jealous? oh, just a little... ;)

Barb said...

Oh my gosh, what a fun time you must have had....

WoolenSails said...

What great buys, lots of nice goodies to enjoy and create with.

Debbie

paulette said...

YAHOOO!! SCORE! Nothing better than hitting a sale like this...even though it's sad too...but when I
'go' I want other quilters to be clicking their heels down my driveway carrying away theirnew treasures!! Good for you!
Paulette

Darlene said...

Lots of great buys - you helped her family and you know she's smiling down from Heaven. :-)

Jennifer said...

You did well, and I'm sure the former owner of those treasures would be glad to see them going to a good home.

a good yarn said...

You did very well Ariane. I'm sure the lady would very pleased to see it all go to good homes rather than the skip. Enjoy! Ann :-)

Rafael's Mum said...

WOW!! Great haul! Don't you just love when that happens? Of course it's very sad about the ladies' passsing but I am sure she would have loved it to go to someone who appreciates it as would her family. Happy sewing!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

My goodness Ariane...that is what I call bargain shopping.....

Catherine said...

Looks like you'll never want for inspiration now with those great books and all those magazines. What a lucky find getting Kaffe Fassett fabrics as well. I'm sure she will be happy it has all gone to loving homes:)

Winona said...

Wow Ariane, you got some great deals. I am sure this is how she would have wanted her stash taken care of. Have fun with all your goodies. Winona

Crafty Gardener said...

Fantastic purchases for fantastic prices.

Amy said...

What great additions to your stash. I bet the former owner would be happy to know that all her things found happy new homes.

Quilt Hollow said...

....and this is why we need to start quilting up the fabrics we love! It is so disheartening to hear a quilter didn't have enough lifetime for her fabric stash...but luckily this has moved on to a new a loving home rather than the dump right?!! Awesome deals you got!

Sara said...

WOW those are the places to hit up and I am sure the nice lady that owned all these things was smiling down on ya'll!! She had great taste if she had some Kaffe Fassett:)

Cindy said...

Sounds like a "job well done" to me..LOL

Way to go, Ariane.

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Looks like fun! I'm sure her family was happy to see her treasures go to someone who would love them like she did. Have a happy day!

AMKreations said...

Beautiful fabric! What great finds!

Cindy said...

you should have called me!

Stray Stitches said...

Looks like you made a hauling!!

orchidlover said...

What a great haul

Love and hugs Gina xxx