I have been forced to shop on the internet
The past two days have been warm (and WINDY) and it's reminded me of how anxious I am for spring this year.
My kids need to play outside more*. It means the ends of the first trimester yuckies. And it means the start of junk season.
Because of the aforementioned thrift shop dreck, I have resorted to internet shopping.
I bought this quilt on fleabay last week.
It has two pretty big tears in the middle which I think I am just going to zig zag over to keep it together.
But it's so sweet.
And perfectly faded.
And it scratched my junk itch.
Until I won another quilt last night. :-)
I looked at some quilts locally a few months ago that belonged to someone who was looking to clear out an estate. I made a very fair offer on them, but someone else told them they were worth $500 (!!!) each. (They were very standard patterns in 1930-1940's fabrics.) So of course my (top dollar for me) offer looked pathetic. I have since heard they are destined for auction. Which makes me a little sad. I do hope they find a good home, but that price is completely outrageous.
A quilt has to be pretty fantastic to even bring $100 on Ebay these days. (Fabric seems to bring a lot more money than the finished quilts right now.)
Anyway. The point of the story is if you are looking to buy quilts Ebay is the place to be right now. $50 can buy you something really sweet. (And in better condition. $50 is high for me. This one was about $20.)
At least for now.
*Dave and I are engaged in a little debate about outside toys right now. Jack saw a big swingset at Costco he is REALLY keen to have. (Two story fort!). I say we just buy it. We have Sam and fingers crossed and the creek don't rise we are about to have another little person. The kids will get many years worth of play out of it. Dave thinks it's a lot of money for a "swing arm" and would rather dream of building some elaborate play fort thing himself. Which is nice and all, but honestly, that ends up costing the same amount of money and takes a LOT more time and effort than just buying the thing at costco. What to do, what to do.
Speaking of our other little person, I have another OB appt tomorrow. I am starting to have a bit of my "had way too many miscarriages" anxiety because I have been feeling better. Oy.
Labels: vintage quilts