|A glorious mix of Crazy Quilt color.|
"Let's go," I told him. Always the Sweet Hubby, he turned the car and followed the signs. Minutes later, my love affair with old stuff began. My heart skipped a beat when I saw this Crazy Quilt. I loved its autumnal silk fabrics and little embroidered hand prints. Then I saw the backing -- a fabric garden of roses -- even patched together when the quilter ran out of the green material and used blue. Some one's love stitched into each silken patch. It was $75 at half off. Too much. I must have looked broken-hearted as the woman conducting the estate sale looked at her watch and said, "How 'bout $50?" It meant a menu of beans and rice and Mac & Cheese for a few weeks, but I convinced Sweet Hubby it was well worth it. He knew there was no chance for conversation and we went home with our new old Crazy Quilt. Twenty-two years, two children, numerous pets, and cross-country moves later, this sweet old quilt still steals a beat from my heart when I pull it out each autumn. Well worth the endless Mac & Cheese dinners.
|Rooster and Hen S&P just like grandma's.|
|Western items from my TX grandparents' estate.|
Collecting bits of nostalgia that takes me to other times and places, if only for one or two quick moments. Good memories. Collecting the past and respectfully holding it close. Sharing it with others who share this quirky desire to collect and display old stuff that's what keeps me on the road still looking for more treasures -- yes, junkin'.
|Bits and pieces I use in my necklaces and garlands.|