The KSSG (Kindred Spirits Sampler Guild) annual auction was today! What fun! We had a great time and I gotta tell you - the ladies make some incredible things and the others are very willing to part with their money to claim ownership. The biggest ticket of the day was made by Nancy - I got a picture but it doesn't really show how stunning this was. The top (why I forgot a pic of the top is beyond me), was beautifully stitched and then she had the most beautiful moulding all around it. It was all stitched over one and, as with all of Nancy's finishing, it's perfect!!! The box had feet which my picture doesn't show either - this was stunning and deservedly went for more than $200.
There was so much to see and I was helping to check the items in and didn't get up to take pictures until the tables were crowded so I didn't get everything. Hopefully, DEB and SHERRY will share some pics, too.
This was my contribution to the auction:
Three pairs of scissors with fobs I beaded all sitting in a milk glass vase with flower frog. My friend Sally outbid Sherry for this. Thanks, Sally! I was so afraid nobody would bid on it and I'd look like a dunce!
This is what Julie "won".
It's a little case by Vera Bradley that (I'm sorry, I forgot who made this), had all kinds of goodies in it - it's gorgeous. There were two of them there and Julie and I both wanted one but in the end, Julie prevailed. The other one was in another colorway and was beautiful as well:
Part of the auction was of the silent variety and the other part was a live auction. This is from the silent auction bid; a cute little silver and black pincushion already at home on my pink chest:
This was the other thing I "won" in the live bidding auction. It was made by my friend Pat, whom you met during our BBD day a few posts back. It's a bee skep, clamp, pincushion and I love it! When she brought it in I told her that I wanted it and I got it!
There is so much more but I am sure that Deb and Sherry want to post about this as well so I'll save some pics for them to share.
I have been jinxed and it's all JAYNE'S fault. After I posted my 7 things she said something like, "Was clumsy (or was it clutz) number 8?" Well yes, I guess it is. I dropped a hammer on my toe yesterday and it is killing me - ignore the bad pedicure - just focus on the swollen, blue toe. Pretty, huh? Ty's face and my foot - I swear; we are a mess!
Luckily, I don't use my feet to wave my bidding paddle!
Also, the guild members were quite happy when I arrived with my iced tea in a sippy cup. Good thing too, 'cause I did knock it over. It's just not easy being me.....
I think the only question I was asked in my last post was by CARI who asked if after that first really successful year of college, if I ever went back to get my degree. The answer is yes - I got a bachelor's in business from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond which was again, thanks to my dad. After I told him I was getting a divorce (we were living in Illinois at the time) he said that if I'd move home, he'd send me back to school. I don't know if I've ever really said thank you for that, Dad. I hope you know how much that meant to me and I thank you from the very bottom of my heart. I LOVE you!!!
Thanks for dropping by and for all your wonderful comments - I appreciate them so much! Have a great week everyone!