Sunday, December 2, 2012
Yesterday Kevin and I went to an estate sale. The main goal was to look at and maybe bring home a Bernina 1080. It doesn't hurt to have a spare machine. Of course, the furniture, which it was placed with in the cabinet, wasn't sold until after 1 pm. So we sat through all of the household items in the morning. It was COLD.... even in the building.
I made it home with some pyrex/corning wear casserole pieces and a larger granite roaster. I figure if I never use them, I can pack them away for the girls when they move out and set up housekeeping. We also managed to pick up two end tables that were made by a man Kevin knew growing up. For what we paid we couldn't have bought the walnut that was in them. Needless to say he is very proud of his purchase. And, it has only taken us 26 years to get matching end tables in the living room.
I often wonder about estate sales. It must be difficult to sit and watch your entire life be auctioned away to people... many of whom are total strangers. Then I think about all the 'stuff' that I have accumulated. I really need to go through it.
Oh, the Bernina??? I was going to bid it up to about $300-350. It went to a nice Mennonite lady for $650. Unfortunately, some of the feet and bobbins went with the notions in the household goods.
Today... I sew on Step 2 of Easy Street with Bonnie Hunter.
Have a great day!