Hubby and I were gone for a few days last week. We never take a “real” vacation. We just go away for a couple days and hit a few places we normally wouldn’t have found time for. This time it was an auction near Fairbanks, Iowa.
I didn’t intend on bidding on this quilt….I didn’t intend on buying it, but it happened.
There were lots of quilts there and most were embroidered on like this one. The others didn’t have as bright and beautiful of colors but they are still pretty awesome. I had looked at the quilt thinking it was gorgeous but knowing it would cost too much.
They started selling the other quilts. They were going for $30 – $40 each!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was sick. All that work. All that time. They were beautiful….all for $30 – $40. I felt like a crime was being committed before my very eyes!
The hand quilting is nice too….(Now back to my story)… They started the bidding on this one. Honestly even at $40, I was saving my money hoping to buy a dresser later on in the sale. The bidding went on and this quilt sold for $55. Then the auctioneer and the ring man stopped. They had made an error in the bidding process and they were both getting bids from the same person. They started selling it over. The next thing I knew my hand was in the air and he said sold for $45 and it was mine!
I didn’t end up buying the dresser but I did the quilt. I guess it’s one of the best “vacation” souvenirs I have ever purchased.
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