|K-7 in Dear Jane, "Rose of Sharing"|
I'm still whittling down the stash, simplifying the quilting paraphernalia, and getting ready for a "garage sale" in 10 days.
I'm renting an empty store space in a local mall where another garage/estate sale was held last weekend. It's roomy and well lit, there's plenty of parking, no stairs to climb, and the mall has tables.
If you're within driving distance -- the location is Willowbrook Mall, 1631 4th St. SW, Mason City Iowa. Friday, May 8, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sat. May 9, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Marked to sell so far --
-- 500 yards of Civil War / 1800s repro fabrics -- most in 1/4-yard and 1/2-yard cuts (Don't worry about me. I'm keeping 3x or 4x that amount of Civil War fabrics.)
-- 1100 yards of other fabrics. That includes novelties, Thimbleberries, kids' prints, patriotic, brights, and whatever else has jumped onto my cutting table so far. I'm knee-deep in Christmas fabric right now, with Kaffe's, flannels, and some 1930s still to tackle. Then on to shelves with misc fabric arranged by colors.
There are lengthy yardage pieces, sets of FQs, 5-yard packages I've put together, and a few kits. I'm in the right frame of mind. I'm letting go of a lot that wouldn't have left my sight just months ago.
Other things headed for the sales tables :
-- 45-50 quilting books (I might find a few cross-stitch books and patterns to add)
-- 90 individual quilt patterns.
-- Thangles and Triangles-on-a-Roll
-- just a few specialty rulers
-- Valdani thread (I have way too much)
My 92-year-old father-in-law died peacefully in his sleep the day after Easter, just 3 weeks after celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary. Tasks associated with his death and the funeral are lessening now, so I'm returning my focus to the sale. If you happen to stop by, please introduce yourself. I'll be the tall, overweight, probably sweaty gal with a big smile on her face. And maybe somewhere in a corner you'll spot my husband with an even bigger smile on his face. He's happy to see so much ready to exit our house.