We're not rich ...
BUT, we came home from the garage sale with a lot of empty boxes! I think our net profit was a little over $100 after paying for ads, signs, and price stickers. It's amazing how dimes and quarters can add up.
It's always fascinating what sells. I didn't really expect the antique glassware to move, but was surprised I didn't get any action on bags of fabric or cross-stitch kits and supplies. First to go was a box of disposable gloves. We sold most of my son's stuff, including their upright freezer, which compensated him for allowing us to "borrow" his garage for the better part of a week.
I organized the leftovers into store/keep/giveaway. Monday we took three boxes to storage; three base cabinets and two boxes of home dec and housewares went to Habitat Re-Store.
I came home with a dozen of my grandsons' shirts that didn't sell.
My daughter-in-law suggested picnic quilts for them would be a fun way to use the shirts so I started cutting them up right away before I could have second thoughts about destroying Banana Republic and American Eagle Outfitter shirts (my GSs have good taste). Side note: I saved one to wear myself!
I've decided to use this quilt, made by Jo and Kelli Kramer at Jo's Country Junction, as my inspiration. I am reversing the values, though, using a gray chambray where they used muslin.
I'll add another round to make a 14" block. I have enough cut for half the blocks and will be using this as leaders/enders while at Mountain Quilt Camp next week.
Amazingly, in between sale recovery and camp preparations. I found time to put the finishing touches on two tops.
|Big Star Country|
I also took time to lay out my Scrap Jar Stars to work on at Quilt Camp.
|Scrap Jar Stars|
Lots of happy dancing happening on the Hillside. Linking with Sara at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.