Another Kind of Swap
I've been reading about Samurai Knitter and Historic Stitcher's swap, and realized I just did some swapping, too!
Last night was my fiber arts guild's annual auction. The idea is to bring in anything from your fiber arts stash that isn't thrilling you or calling your name any more and donate it to the auction. Then we bid on and go home with the things that are calling our names. All of the auction money goes into the guild treaury.
First we eat cookies.
Harder than you'd think. The cookies were excellent, but . . . bride? or groom?
Then you have to steel yourself and bite their little heads off.
And of course since fiber arts people are a tactile tribe, first we have to go around and pet things before we settle down and start bidding.
We begged the member who brought chocolate-covered strawberries last year to bring some more. She brought a whole tray! Packed three to a baggie.
The auctioneer used them to help some of the slower things go. As in, "Not just a basket, but a basket with some yarn in it."
"A basket with some yarn and chocolate-covered strawberries in it?"
"Okay, a dollar."
Fortunately no one is allergic to chocolate or strawberries, and she cleared out fabric, handmade paper, baskets, magazines, knitting needles, yarn -- yarn?
Okay, I did buy some yarn. (And strawberries.) And I donated some yarn that hasn't spoken to me for months and years.
Trust me, you do not want to know how
This year, I even bought extra strawberries to share with the family. Once again, we ate them before I thought of getting pictures!
Labels: Lakeshore Fiber Arts Guild