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Thread: My Last Hurrah!!!

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    Last Friday I was checking the CL for any interesting yard/estate sales and came across one listing "sewing stuff" that started Sat at 7Am. So I was there at 6:55 with my $20 bill in my pocket. Money is tight these days :cry: . It was very disorganized with no prices on anything at all. I spied a small wicker basket filled with sewing notions and a 3 shelf stainless steel cart on wheels as well as a June Taylor "Quilter's Square n Blocker". When I asked about a price for these 3 items she said whatever. Then she said that if I was interested in sewing "junk"...(her very words), to go into a small closet off the kitchen door. OMG. The lady who had lived there had been a QUILTER. The only drawback was there was no electricity in the house and that tiny room was pitch black. That didn't deter me one little bit...I went and got my flashlight out of the car. And spent the next 3 hours amassing my stash in the empty bedroom next door!!! Would you believe that there was no one else interested in this?? A few stuck their head in, took a look and backed out again. Finally, I was getting tired and decided to call it quits...it was overwhelming by that time. The next 9 pictures shows what I got for $105.00. BTW, I had to go to an ATM and transfer the money from my savings to checking to a cash withdrawal because she wouldn't take a check. Here's the first three...

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    My! I wish I had been there. What a great time and good sale.

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    WOW~GREAT finds!

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    Congratulations on being in the right place at the right time. Scarry, as I have no relatives in my area & this could be my Estate sale some day.

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    OMG!! This is the dream I have that never comes true!! You have given me hope to keep looking. Congrats, what a deal. It is amazing how many people do not appreciate this type of stuff.

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    Lucky you!

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    I think you hit the motherlode! Congrats, looks like you will be busy for a while. Don't forget to let us see what you create from this :-D

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    FUN! That's how I got most of my quilting stuff, too. (Which I have yet to use... long story.) I bought them from the estate of a woman whose family had no interest. Your haul is bigger, though! Woo hoo!!!! Fun!

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    So glad you could rescue all this nice stuff . She obviously didn't know anything about quilting.

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    A find of a lifetime! Enjoy:)

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    How nice for you:) I think it's great when someone gets something like this. Someone who knows the value of the find and will enjoy using the fabric and equipment. Good for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    The amazing thing about this is that this was only a fraction of what she had. There were still books, magazines, patterns and fabric left. I wondered if anyone else ever came by later that day or the next. A lot of people were turned off by no electricity at all and it was a very overcast day. If that had been mentioned in the ad, maybe more people would have been prepared with flashlights. I have been sorting through everything the last two days and found a notebook crammed full of receipts for the years 2000 and 2001 alone that totaled over $4000.00 :!: :!: :!: . This lady was a serious quilter.

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    OMG, I'd say that was well worth your time and hunting! Congrats!

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    You hit the mother lode!! What a haul. Just the first group of things, all the rulers and mats are just what I would love. Great find.
    Sue

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    Boy did you score big time. I sure hope my kids don't do that when I'm gone.

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    Wow!!! Great stuff and great price!!!

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    That was a great deal. :) Great find. :)

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    OMG!!! You are one lucky lady!! I would have been in that closet too.. ENJOY!

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    Wow wow wow!!!

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    Wow! You did hit the jackpot. Congratulations!

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    Congrats on your special find!!! Awesome!!!

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    WOW! That is truly incredible! Yours was money well spent! Good for you!
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    Congrats! You never know what's out there if you stay in bed:>

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    I'm so happy for you; enjoy!

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    Awesome score!

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