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A Playful Life for Me!

I saw a thing on Facebook and this is what it said:

Oh my word…I love the saying!!

The original context of it was in reference to children but heck with that.  I want to live my adult life that way too….and so, I’ve been playing!

My weekends have been jammed packed with stuff I love….junking, my kiddos, Hubby and goofing off.  It’s been fabulous!

Friday night I started plotting out my weekend.  The plan was an auction in Decorah on Saturday….but then Kalissa messaged me about a garage sale in Nashua.  That changed the plans.  There were things there that we thought we could use for selling with the vintage antique stuff.  So I was up and “at ’em” early and in Nashua before 8am.

I ended up bringing a truck load of things home…mostly furniture.  It was garage sale days in Nashua so I ended up stopping at more sales.  I went to eight sales and bought something at 7 of the sales.  That never happens.  Honestly, the truck was stacked to the brim.  I was so frustrated with myself for not taking pictures.  Here is one of the pieces I bought….I’ll show an update about it on Wednesday.

From there I met Hubby at home and he helped me unload.  Then I was off to that auction.

I had high hopes for the auction.  There was suppose to be quilt tops, fabric galore, a rug loom, sewing machines…yep.  I had high hopes.

The auction was PACKED.  Many of the quilts were like the one shown.  They were going cheap…  $35 for this one but I don’t need anymore.

There was fabric galore.  Boxes and boxes.  I ended up not staying.  A friend of mine was there and said it went for $20 to $80 a box.  I know exactly that box that went for $80.  The one with the feed sack prints in it.  There were about 40 quilt tops, all unfinished.

They had this cool old two needled machine there…..

…and a Franklin treadle. See? Continue reading