Tuesday, January 26, 2010

AUSTRALIA DAY ! ! ! ! - and I am in Quilt Stash Heaven!

Last Saturday, heading out for a trip to the other side of the city to pick up my ebay win - a $10.50 upright vacuum cleaner - I stopped at a Garage Sale. To my wonder, I found box after box of Australian Patchwork and Quilting Magazines - years and years of pristine magazines....I grabbed about 20 issues of the sister magazine 'Country Quilting' for $7 - all I had with me at the time - a bargain, considering each magazine retails between $8 and $18 each month.
I'm not a quilter - I am a cross stitcher who is tempted to the dark side to dabble with textile arts.
Of course I asked what price she would accept for the balance of the magazines - and how long before she disposed of them to the charity bin. It turned out the couple were moving on Wednesday and my last chance of the magazines would be today - the Australia Day public holiday.
So I ummed, and ahhhed for the couple of days between. Today at 10:30 I rolled around to the house where the garage sale was, armed with a mere $20 - prepared to select half of the remaining collection - Kallooo-Kallay!!!! She was so happy to have somebody take the 7 boxes of magazines - I got the lot for the $20 !!!!
I am in stash heaven. It took me over 3 hours to scan through one box of magazines before my brain got pattern overload. I have to find a good way to store all these magazines - and I'm taking notes of which magazines have which future project in them. On a rough count, I collected 275 magazines today... - so I have aquired near to 300 magazines for $27.

............................................ a cross stitcher who is one skein of floss away from turning into a patchworker.....

any sympathy?

wanna come play at my house??????


Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Ooooh, ooooh, oooooh, I want to come play. I am also being sorely tempted to the quilt side by everything I see. What a fun find! Enjoy going thru the magazines and finding your perfect first quilt!

stitchinfiend said...

What a wonderful find. Wish I was closer to be able to fondle your magazines.

Missy Ann said...

I'll be right over. lol You lucky girl! That's a great magazine and it's very popular here too. I know I wouldn't have passed up a deal like that.