Sandy and I were up at the crack of dawn yesterday…(OK…8:30am is Sandy’s idea of the ‘crack of dawn’ but I’ll take it…we are, after all, on holidays!!)…singing ‘On the Road Again’…Thelma and Louise style… off on a Garage Saling adventure!
The thing about GSing in Palm Springs is that you NEVER know what you will find! For instance, at our first stop, the Garage Sale was hosted by two gentlemen who were trying to sell LEATHER undies…yup…they were black with silver studs and for men! (sorry…no pics!!) We giggled our way straight back to the car! Then roared with laughter all the way to the next sale! WHO is going to buy them…and what will they ‘catch’ if they do!!heeheehee
All thoughts of LEATHER UNDIES vanished when we pulled up to the second and LAST GS of the day…we just hit was the MOTHER LODE!! Eureka!!
What is it about Sandy and I…when we team up we seem to stumble onto Decease Quilters’ Garage Sale! And oh man, talk about deals!! They had the decease’s quilting stations set up on the lawn…a fancy-smancy sewing machine desk…pull out sides and all the bells and whistles for $20!! Her drop leaf cutting station was $15!! If we could have fit those into our RVs we would have SEW bought them!!
The ‘kids’ of the dearly departed wanted the Quilting stuff gone… “TAKE IT” was their motto!! And take it we did! Sandy bought Mama’s Pfaff Sewing Machine for $20…it works beautifully and embroiders as well as sews! (eBay is selling the same model for over $600!!) SCORE! Sandy was dancing down the drive-way but still trying to look respectful and considerate to the family…however her shouts of SCORE! could be heard for miles around…!
She also bought an Ottelite (the floor model kind) for $5 and a several bags of numerous other Quilting Stuff!
I did not do too shabby myself!! Here’s my LOOT~ a container of rotary cutters, which I will share with my quilting daughter!
Check out the THIMBLE container that they came in! Didn’t even notice that until I got home! CUTE!
Lots of do-dads, rulers, books and marking pens!
Looks like Mama was a WOOLIE…love the handmade wool pincushion that was in with the rest of the ‘stuff’!
Just before we said good-bye and pulled out…looking a little like the Clampetts heading for Palm Springs, they threw in two huge ‘complimentary’ boxes of Quilting Magazines! Yeehaw, Pa!Californy is the place you ought to be
So they loaded up our truck and we moved to Beverly.
Can we keep them-there-magozeens, Pa?
(OK…so did you get a visual of that…?! Maybe this will help…)
Needless to say…those magazines followed us home! Can you guess how we spent the rest of our Saturday? Yup, perusing magazines! Looks like our ‘To Do Lists’ just got longer…a lot longer!
Have a Sunny Sunday and Happy Stitching!~P