Welll, I was truly dumpster (sort of) diving with this sewing basket as I pulled it out of the garbage at school! It is really quite a nice big basket with nothing wrong with it but no one wanted it but me!
A lovely little vintage booklet of embroidery stitches and some snazzy patchwork templates and I will tell you the story behind all of this stuff when you see the photo at the very end.
8 sets of embroidered pillowcases still in the package, new.
And here is the story. I was asked by a friend to call the neighbour of one of her friends. The neighbour had lost his wife who was a quilter. This is a bit complicated. His wife passed away a year ago and was an avid quilter. The husband was ready to let go of her stash and would I care to have a look. I couldn't believe it. For a flat amount of money, I took away all the fabric, quilting mats, rulers, books, and batting. Husband and I filled the van. There is more fabric than I can ever use and I have begun the massive task of sorting the stash into thrift store, donation and keep. I plan to donate a vast quantity to the high schools for their sewing classes. We filled our van with all of it. I think there are over 30 garbage bags of fabric. This is a quick shot of our downstairs living room with it spread everywhere. Oh my goodness. I guess this is like a quilter's estate sale.
I will be linking up with Sophie's flea market finds and Aprongirl's thrift share Monday on Monday! Have a lovely weekend!!!!