Saturday, February 23, 2013

Estate Sale Saturday -- Beaucoup Yarn!

Duane and I hit several estate sales this morning.  Linda wasn't with us today -- she has company from out of town AND today's her birthday.  Happy Birthday, Linda!  (We'll be celebrating her birthday later this week or next weekend.)  Duane and I both found a few things at the first couple of sales but the last one was the best.  HUGE amount of yarn along with knitting needles and crochet hooks.  We'll be sharing our spoils with Linda when we see her and there's plenty for all three of us plus lots of yarn to send with the skeins we already have set aside for The Humble Stitch

First up are the items we found that were NOT yarn.  Duane's grandson has begun working for Home Depot and she came across a Home Depot picture frame (no kidding -- it's orange with the logo, etc.) and bought it to place a picture of her grandson in his uniform in it.  Then at the next stop, I found a beautifully framed and signed rendering of a building in Bonn-Bad Godesberg from Germany.  The couple having the sale had spent years going back and forth between the U.S. and Europe due to the man's work with U.S. Customs.  I'm going to do a little research to see if I can figure out the artist's name.  It's difficult to read the signature.  I also found a copy of a book that I'd like to eventually record for LibriVox It's a 1908 reprint of a book published in 1903 and hasn't been recorded yet for the LibriVox catalog.  It's going into my pile of 'books for LibriVox when I get a break from paid recordings.'  I with I could do both at the same time but I've found that it's discombobulating to go back and forth between books.  I prefer recording one at a time.

Our last stop was the best.  The lady who had lived in the house had quite a few books and, lucky for us, did a lot of knitting and crocheting.  We filled the trunk of my Mini with bags of yarn, crochet thread and needles and hooks.  It's going to be fun for the three of us to sort it all out and decide what each of us wants to work with.  Duane also found several books so we left the sale with a number of bags.

Afterwards, we headed back to Duane's part of town to hit Starbucks for some coffee and a snack.  Bummer alert!  Due to a problem with the city water system that occurred yesterday, Starbucks was open but had a sign up stating that they could only sell bottled items and prepared foods.  So we had to skip our coffee and substitute bottled water with a treat instead.  There was a big printed sign on the door of Starbucks and another sign (along with today's newspaper headline regarding the water fiasco) sitting on the counter where you place your order.  While Duane and I were having our treats with water, a local news team drove up and took a close-up shot of the sign on the Starbucks door.  Guess a lot of people went without their coffee today.  Supposedly the 'boil water' alert will end after tomorrow.


  1. Bummer about Starbucks.
    Sounds like you ladies had a good time at the sales. I'll be there next time. We had a great time at the Tiger game, even though we lost.

  2. Sorry the team lost but glad you had a good time!