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Auction Update

As you likely know I am holding a fundraising auction here on the blog to raise money for my postage fund to ship out charity quilts.

I’ve had a few questions and wanted to answer them here so everyone has the opportunity to read the same information.

First off…I need to address this…some bids were held because the person who bid had never commented on the blog before.  The bids were held in moderation as is standard for any new commenters.  I checked the blog periodically yesterday and approved the comments.

What that means for you..some of you bid thinking you were the high bidder but someone bid higher than you but their comment hadn’t been approved yet.  I approved their comment and their bid became the high bid.  I’m sorry this happens.  I can’t think of a way around it unless I sit by the computer 24/7 for the days the auction is up.

So, if you thought you were the high bidder, you might want to go back and check.

Someone said they didn’t want to bid as they felt I didn’t have a “secure site”.  This auction is not threatening your security at all.  You can leave a bid.  No personal information is collected when you leave a comment with a bid.  When you pay, you pay through Paypal or a personal check (both paying options are secure) so you have no worries there either.  I see no threat whatsoever by leaving a bid in the comment section.

Someone asked if you can bid more than once.  YES.  You can bid 100 times or as many times as you want to secure the winning of the item you want.  I get a lot of people who sneak in a bid just minutes before the auction ends.  It’s kind of fun to watch the bidding strategy you all have.

I was asked about the size of the snowman blocks…


I would say finished they will be 8″.

DO NOT LEAVE A BID ON THIS POST.  Bids on the original post found by following THIS LINK are the only bids that will be accepted.

Remember bidding will close at 5pm Central Time on Monday.  Please be patient with me as I get back to you with correspondence if you win.  I have a colonoscopy planned for Tuesday morning….so you know what I’ll be doing from Monday night at 5pm and into the evening.  I’ll get to the bids as soon as I can.

I hope that answers all the questions.

Auction Time: Bid the Up!!

I’ve had things here for quite a while to do an auction with you all again, but I’ve been so hesitant.  When I had the last auction here on the blog, it was a miserable experience for me.  People didn’t answer emails.  People didn’t follow the guidelines.  I thought I’d just give up on having auctions but then I had the things here.  So I decided to try it one more time.  If this goes bad, I’m not doing it anymore….SO READ THE GUIDELINES BEFORE YOU BID.  All money from the sale will go into the postage fund for charity quilts.

Here’s the guidelines:
Bids must be entered in the comment section.  PLEASE  WRITE THE NAME OF THE ITEM, THE ITEM NUMBER AND THEN THE AMOUNT YOU ARE WILLING TO PAY.  If you are the winner of the bid, the postage amount will be added to your ending bid price.  You can pay via Paypal.  I will also accept a personal check but check will have to clear before merchandise is sent.  Bidding will close at 5pm Central Time on Monday.  I will send a confirmation email to the winning bidder later in the day on Monday or on Tuesday. Then hopefully bids can be paid and I can package the items up and get them in the mail ASAP.  If you do bid, please watch your email so we can take care of the correspondence efficiently.  I make a guess on postage.  If I’m off it’s not a big deal.  U.S. postage calculations.

On to the bidding.

Item #1:  Hand Pieced Quilt top + $7 postage
This is 76 x 76


The maker used at least two different reds.  There is a stain..but it looks like it was like water and could come out.  No guarantee though.

Item #2:  Hexagon Hand Pieced Quilt blocks + $9 postage

These were donated by a blog reader.  They are 12 1/2″ across.

There are 41 blocks total.  The blocks are tacked to the background fabric but the background fabric is not uniform sized.  I personally would remove the background fabric and then piece the blocks together.

Item #3:  Hand Pieced Quilt blocks + $6 postage
There are nine blocks.  These were donated by a blog reader.  They would make cute pincushions…That’s what I would do with them!!

Item #4:  Grandma’s Garden Quilt Top + $9 postage
I love the pattern the blocks make.  Can you see the rows of yellow and pink…and of course the couple wild blocks?  I love this setting.

This top is AMAZING.  The hexagons are miniature.  The side of each hexagon piece FINISHES at 1/2″  It’s a sight to behold if you are a quilt lover.

Sadly it does have a little damage…There would likely be about 4 spots that need repair.


I think at one point, the top must have been washed as this is the back of it.  The top is 63″ x 80″.


Item #5:  Double Wedding Ring Baby Size top + $7 postage
This is in good shape for an old piece.  It is 30″ x 38″.  Would make a nice baby quilt.

Item #6:  Beautiful Applique Quilt top + $9 postage
This is beautiful and the work is very nice.  You can see one block doesn’t quite match as far as green goes.  As is it is 79″ x 95″.  If you are a hand quilter, this would be a great project to finish.  It would shine with some awesome hand quilting!!


The top came with these three appliqued borders so the quilt could be even bigger.  I am sure these were intended to go with the quilt as the flower bud is the same pattern.


Item #7:  Grandma’s Garden Baby Size top + $7 postage.

This Grandma’s Garden top is small and not in the best shape.  It is 39″ x 49″.

Here is how it looks along the edge.  The rest isn’t as bad.  It could be taken apart and made into a table runner or something like that.


Item #8:  Hand Pieced blocks + $7 postage
There are 32 blocks in this lot.  They are 5″ square.  They are all hand pieced and oh so cute!!  Donated by a blog reader.

Item #9:  Grandma’s Garden Blocks + $12 postage
This lot is in the best shape of everything that is being offered on the auction.  These could be put into a quilt and special care would not have to be done.  Donated by a blog reader.

There are 59 blocks in the pile that are FINISHED.  There is a big bag or hexagons that are stitched already but not into blocks.

The work done on these is amazing.  This is the back.  Check out how neat the person who did these was!

This is how big they finish at.

There is a beautiful variety of colors.  I love them and am so tempted to keep them but when I sit at night, I want to cross-stitch.  I’m letting one of you have the opportunity to love these.

Item #10:  Baby Embroidery Quilt top + $7 postage
This was hand appliqued by an older lady and I bought it from her at a garage sale.  It is 37″ x 57″ but could be cut down or added to.

Item #11:  Barn Quilt Blocks + $7 postage

There are a total of 6 blocks and would be about 18″ x 18″.

They are nicely embroidered.

Item #12:  Log cabin blocks + $7 postage

This came to me all in a bag.  9 of the blocks are sewn together with more blocks available.  There are also some small started blocks.

Item #13:  Embroidered snowman blocks + $7 postage

Before you bid please read the guidelines one more time:
Bids must be entered in the comment section.  PLEASE  WRITE THE NAME OF THE ITEM, THE ITEM NUMBER AND THEN THE AMOUNT YOU ARE WILLING TO PAY.  If you are the winner of the bid, the postage amount will be added to your ending bid price.  You can pay via Paypal.  I will also accept a personal check but check will have to clear before merchandise is sent.  Bidding will close at 5pm Central Time on Monday.  I will send a confirmation email to the winning bidder later in the day on Monday or Tuesday morning. Then hopefully bids can be paid and I can package the items up and get them in the mail ASAP.  If you do bid please watch your email so we can take care of the correspondence efficiently.  I make a guess on postage.  If I’m off it’s not a big deal.

PLEASE WATCH YOUR EMAIL IF YOU ARE THE HIGH BIDDER!!

 

AUCTION HERE: Attachments

I had a blog reader contact me and ask if I have any attachments for vintage sewing machines…Well, of course I do.  HA!!  She wanted to purchase a set and I had some I was willing to part with so being I was taking pictures for her, I thought I would share them all with you in case someone else was looking for attachments.

Here’s the guidelines:
Bids must be entered in the comment section.  PLEASE  WRITE THE Number OF THE ITEM AND THEN THE AMOUNT YOU ARE WILLING TO PAY.  If you are the winner of the bid, the postage amount will be added on to your ending bid price.  You can pay via Paypal.  I will also accept personal check but check will have to clear before merchandise is sent.  Bidding will close at NOON Central Time on Monday.  I will send a confirmation email to the winning bidder later in the day on Monday. Then hopefully bids can be paid and I can package the items up and get them in the mail ASAP.  If you do bid please watch your email so we can take care of the correspondence efficiently.  For each of of the items a $6 postage fee will be added.  I don’t know for sure how much it will cost, I’m just making a guess and am content with that price.  NO ITEMS WILL BE SWAPPED FROM ONE BOX TO A DIFFERENT BOX.  These have not been expertly cleaned and are as is condition.

I claim to know nothing about these attachments.  I don’t know what foot is what.  I don’t know how to use them.  I don’t know what is or isn’t a complete set.  If you have questions contact me at rogjok@iowatelecom.net or leave a comment.  I’ll post answers to all question here on this post.

On to the bidding.

Item #1:  Singer Buttonholer + $6 postage


The buttonholer set has lots of cams with it.  There are obvious scuffs on the main piece.

Item #2:  Singer Buttonholer + $6 postage

This comes as shown.  The instruction book is included.


Item #3:  Greist Buttonholer + $6 postage


This has the buttonholer attachment and three cams.

Item #4:  Singer Buttonholer + $6 postage
Inside the book it says “Adjustable buttonhole worker for Model “CC” Singer.  It comes with instruction book and what you see.
Item #5:  Singer attachments + $6 postage…. Continue reading

The One that Got Away…or did it?

I haven’t been to an auction since Kramer passed away in June and we closed the antique booth.  It’s not for a lack of wanting to go, it’s more of a “am I using my time wisely” and a “do I really want to afford anything” that’s what has prevented me.  Also, when I know I can’t resell things if I don’t like them in the spot I envisioned them at my home, makes things  a little bit harder.

Well I saw this in the photos of an upcoming auction.


I went into the listing and read.  It said, “half size Singer portable sewing machine”.  Hmm.  Ladies and gentlemen, that’s a Featherweight in WHITE.  I don’t have one.  Seriously I don’t need one either.

I have had great luck with reselling machine so that thought was in my mind.  Oh auctions…you are so hard to predict.

It’s the weekend before Thanksgiving.  Some people might be out and about shopping.  Some people might be home with family having their Thanksgiving.  Oh me or my.

Does it work…Doesn’t it work?  Is everything there?  Oh this is so hard.  Do I go to the auction or not.

I love that in the listing they only said, “half size Singer portable sewing machine”.  Had they said “Featherweight”, it might have caught more attention.  Speaking of attention, I watched for the newspaper and I watch auction bills and when they printed them, the picture of the machine was not on the bill.  Good.  Less attention again.

Well…I decided I better go to the auction.  Either way…if I bought it or didn’t, I was going to have a story to tell you all.

I found the machine right away.


I did a quick check…bobbin case?  Yes.  Wheel turns?  YES.  The accessories were there.  I all looked good.  The case was in mint condition.


So now to wait until it sells.  Let me tell you upfront, this auctioneer is not my favorite.  He’s slow.  He stops and tells stories.  He misses bids.  He at times has two people on the last bid and both people thought they were the ones who got the item so the bidding has to open again.  He’s a nice guy but as an auctioneer, he’s my least favorite in the area.  
The biggest reason I get frustrated with him though…he whines.  For example:  A gun case was going to be sold.  This one…. Continue reading