We arrived home after a 24 hour travel day without incident. It’s good to be home! After a very long sleep, and some laundry and unpacking, I headed out to visit my friend, Daphne Greig in Sidney with my wallet in hand. She’s having a yard sale!
After many, many years in the quilting business designing patterns, teaching and writing books, she has done a huge purge of her sewing room, and there were lots of great things for sale. She had her yard festooned with quilts for sale – lots of class samples and pieces she made for magazine articles – and they were very reasonably priced.
I picked up some hand dyed fabric, water soluble and fusible thread (I’ve always wanted to try that Charlotte Warr Andersen Fusible web thread!), a package of yarns for embellishment, and a little book by Jan Beaney and Jean Littlejohn called “No Stone Unturned”: a whole book on using stones to inspire your work (very artsy, just what I’m looking for just now!). It was fun!
I knew this would be a sale not to miss, because Daphne does such interesting work. She had lots of fat quarters, and scrap bags (didn’t need any more scraps, thanks!), books and patterns, even partial bolts of fabric. She says she still has lots of stuff left, but the sale coincides beautifully with her clearout before her studio is featured on the Victoria Quilt Guild’s studio tour later in the month.
So – what things could you get rid of in a sale like this? I’m so impressed with Daphne’s ability to move on from stuff that she no longer finds useful. I wish I could be so disciplined!
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