There is one thing I love to do that my hubby finds amusing. I love an auction. I love sitting there listening to the auctioneer chanting the price,the helpers with their yep,watching the bidders as the price goes higher.i don’t need to buy a thing, I don’t go to bid or buy. Although I had been caught up in the excitement of bidding on something I really wanted. It doesn’t matter if it is a farm auction ,estate, or tool . I’m always ready for an auction.
So when hubby said there was an auction down town that had some tools that he could use,he looks my way with a grin ..didn’t say a word. My reply ..yep I’ll go!
It was a wonderful evening not hot nor cold,no bugs or skeeters to pester a body, the people pleasant with auction anticipation written on their faces. I had a good feeling this was going to be a good auction.
I picked my seat so I can watch the crowd after I walk around to view the tools with hubby.he doesn’t care where we sit as long as there is some air flow.😊 I was getting caught up in the auction when my phone went off.. Oh bother ,was my thought . It was my Mom ,couldn’t push the ignore button on her..so I worked my way out as to see how she was . We had a lovely chat.
Back to working my way to my seat, when I noticed Hubby had this excited pleased look on his face. When arriving at my seat I grinned with” what have you been up to?” The lady in front of me turned around with a big smile watching us when hubby pulled a quilt top out of an old bowl. Imagine that.. I was shocked! A lovely vintage hand sewn quilt top at that, in wonderful shape at a tool auction. Now I will quit yackin and show you some pictures.
Now wasn’t that a good auction?!😄
Have a good week friends. Deb
Brilliant and in beautiful condition! Good eye hubby! I consider this “rescue quilting” and just love them. xxoo
I would of loved to know where that quilt was hiding among all the band saws, shop vacs,ropes,tool boxes,tarps,miter saws,and hammers … Just imagine going to Sears craftsman tool department to find a quilt. It was a rescue to my delight!!👏👏
How exciting!! I’d be jumping up and down so much I wouldn’t be able to take any photos. Beautiful find!!!
It was ! I couldn’t jump to much ,people were too close around me, and auction was in full swing. Didn’t want unhappy neighbors. 😀
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A good auction and a great husband, to snag that for you! What an amazing quilt top! Will you quilt it? I love an auction, too–I only wish they happened more frequently in my neck of the woods!
Hubby is a keeper for sure. 🙂 yes, I want to hand quilt it, keeping it done the old way. Auctions are fairly easy to find around here especially farm related ones.
Clever husband 🙂 and such a lovely one 🙂
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My thinking exactly!;)
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Wow, it’s incredible that you got this quilt top at a tool auction. I also enjoy auctions – though I haven’t been to one in years. They don’t seem to have them around here very often any more.
It is a shame to think of auctions becoming less of an occurrence. I’m still amazed to think of that quilt being at a tool auction.😄