On Saturday, The Husband and I got out early to be among the first ones at the Big Flea Market at the Expo Center here in Fredericksburg. This show has 300 dealers (according to the advertisement) with a great assortment of things to see. Even though our house is full and we have just about everything we want, we still go to shows like this to look and learn and see what prices things are bringing these days. Every once in a while, I find something that I have to have.
As we were going through the second or third aisle, I spotted this quilt.
It is made entirely of feedsacks, hand pieced and hand quilted, and it is so, so soft. I checked it over thoroughly. It is in wonderful condition, with only a couple of small worn places in the top. There was no price on it, so The Husband hunted down the dealer and asked, "How much?"
The man replied, "$35." I gave him a thumbs up sign, because I was shocked and would certainly have either screamed or squeaked if I had tried to talk ... only $35 for this piece of art??? I kept my cool as The Husband pulled the bills from his wallet and paid the man, all the while I wanted to clutch my treasure to my chest, jump up and down, and giggle like a little kid.
The rest of the show was interesting, with much better stuff for sale than I though there would be. This quilt was the only thing we bought, though.
To learn more about patterned feedsacks, click HERE to read a great article suggested by a quilter friend of mine. (and click HERE to go to Kelly Ann's blog)
On another subject, here is a dose of Winnie for you ... to add some adorable cuteness to your day.
Let me take this opportunity to thank you very, very much for all of your kind (and embarrassing) comments about having finalized our adoption of Winnie last week. I have no doubt that she is supposed to be here ... her transition from foster dog to full-fledged member of the family has happened so easily. I choose not to dwell on her past life, which was certainly a difficult one. Her experiences were part of her journey to our family, her forever home. A friend of mine said it best:
"We save them once and they turn around and save us back every day."
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