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My finds for the weekend......

Old 03-20-2011, 01:33 PM
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Our town is having a book fair this week. I went yesterday and bought 72 quilting magazines for $5.00! Ninety-five percent look brand new! The oldest ones in the lot were from 1978. I went back today and picked up 15 diffrent hard back craft books for $4.00. Friday I stopped at a yard sale and picked up 7 flat sheets fro backing and etc for $5.00. The best find was friday, at a yard sale a lady was selling her soon to be ex-husbands grandmothers hand sewn quilts! I got 2 of them for $2.00 a piece! One is in perfect condition! Both are made from 30's and 40's fabrics. They cleaned up beautifully! The best one is double bed size and will be placed on guest bed when room is done. It made me sad to see them both in trash bags and cared for improperly.
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Old 03-20-2011, 01:35 PM
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Great finds!
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Old 03-20-2011, 01:37 PM
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Lucky you!

Where I live it is often cheaper to buy things off of ebay or on sale than to buy at yard sales! I have seen people asking $5 a piece for used quilting / craft magazines!
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Old 03-20-2011, 02:47 PM
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Way to go! Those quilts were the icing on your weekend cake - some people just don't know what they have.
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Old 03-20-2011, 03:44 PM
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Great finds.
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Old 03-20-2011, 04:01 PM
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Lucky you ~ I think I better start hitting yard sales.
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Old 03-20-2011, 04:07 PM
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Well, you certainly did hit a good sale! What a nice feeling to bring all that home!!!!
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Old 03-20-2011, 04:23 PM
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What a great weekend you had.
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Old 03-20-2011, 05:28 PM
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You hit the mother lode, good for you.
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Old 03-20-2011, 05:36 PM
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I would guess that "soon to be ex-husband" sums it up about her feelings for the quilts. At least the quilts have found a good and loving home.
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