Today's Fun Friday post is going to be short and kind of quick because my husband's parents are here visiting and I haven't had time to do any treasure hunting. We've been having too much fun doing other things.
But instead of leaving you with nothing, I'm sharing a quilt top I found a few months ago before I started doing my regular Friday posts.
I found this towards the end of my morning and my money had run out, I only had $1 left in my pocket and she was asking $20 for it. $20 was more than a fair price for such an intricate, handmade, OLD piece like this. The lady said her great-great-grandmother made it, and she herself was probably in her 60's. So if you count back two "greats" from there, it's a lovely antique.
Anyways, like I said, I only had $1 and I was despairing that I would have to pass this up. I am a LOVER of quilts and I really wanted this one. So I asked her if I gave her my name and phone number and if by some miracle it didn't sell, could she call me and I would most definitely buy it. But I knew in my heart of hearts there was no way it would last.
But she was SUPER nice and said, "Oh, no problem, I'll just hold it for you." I said, "REALLY?!? Without any kind of down payment....you would really do that for me?!?" She said sure and I promised her that I would be back the next day as soon as I could. I half expected her to sell it out from under me, but she didn't. And it was a good thing she held it. Not long after I was there someone else swooped in and bought up all the rest of them she had.
I just love all the tiny little pieces and how it's all so intricately fit together.
So, now I'm off for a morning of baking Strawberry Cream Cheese Muffins with my daughter (who is turning 5 on Sunday!!!) and Mom-in-law, and then they're taking us out to Texas Roadhouse for dinner tonight. Can't beat that with a stick. : )
I'll be back sometime next week when things get settled down and back to normal a bit around here.
I hope you have a great weekend!