Saturday, September 29, 2007

All Over...

Blue skies with a little cloud activity going on... cool, clear, crisp day.


Change? Signs? Ads?



Oh, yeah, check!

Supervisor on duty?


Deryk did not spend all day in Baby Jail. He did, however, find the deck to be a great place for an afternoon nap.

Dillon agrees.
Merchandise displayed to advantage.


We tried to get everything at a pretty good height for browsing, since after all straining your back to bend over is not conducive to a good shopping experience.
There's a reason they put the high-priced impulse items at arm's reach in the supermarket, and make you bend for the store brands and the staples!
Wool-Ease is easy to display on the floor, however, since it's one of those yarns everyone knows! (Yeah, I think I had cornered the market. But most of it has gone to a new home or two or seven, so it's ok.)

The crew assembles for coffee and waiting for the first customers of the day.
The fence makes a great place to display quilts for sale. I might need to remember that!
No, they are not quilts I made; they are all commercial quilts. Nice ones.
But now that I no longer have 8 beds to cover, there really is no need to have a couple of dozen quilts. One dozen or so is sufficient!
This was before the knitting began. Of course, by that time, I had been relieved of the camera. If you want to see some more great pictures of the knitting bee, visit Ellen's blog. I'm not sure that a yard sale is supposed to generate quite so much laughter, but it was certainly a lot of fun!

Balls of yarn bigger than your head.

Who knew there was this much yarn lurking in our stashes?? No no, it's not all mine, not at all. It's come from lots of homes. Honest!
Mary is not tempted by that Koigu/Charlotte's Web Shawl kit.
Nope. Not at all!

End of the day, what's left over?

Well, there are a few boxes of yarn going to Stitches from the Heart.
Some books and fabric will go on to the next sale, at blogless Gwen's.

The needlepoint and cross-stitch supplies will head for A Stitch in Time, which will be having a special sale of UFOs to benefit a local charity.

Time to put our feet up and relax, with a little more breathing room in the house for the remaining yarn!

Many many thanks to everyone who helped out: Mary, Madge, Barbara, Mary U, Leigh and her boys, Anne, Sandy, Meighan and Courtney; Melise and her boys, and Ellen and the very supportive WeHo group, too!


LotusKnits said...

Whoa baby, do you guys know how to put on a yarn party! Hope you made some good restash money! Hehe.

mary said...

A good kind of tired, definitely. I'm glad (or sad?) that koigu didn't come home with me. Thanks for the fun, food and backyard space!

CatBookMom said...

Great sale, terrific fun, fine food! Ya done good!!

I bought a tad more than I sold, which is OK; I offered a couple of last-minute price cuts, or it would have been exactly even. But I have new fiber for a couple of projects and some goodies for my seniors' charity group. Other fibers are in the Stitches from the Heart boxes, so more room Chez CBM. Plus I got more sales via Ravelry. Thanks for the de-stash sale motivation!!

And Mary? The Koigu got a really good home with the redhead, lol!

Sheepish Annie said...

Wow!!! You guys did pretty well for yourselves. And it looks like you had a heck of a good time, to boot!

LINDA said...

Congrats on mission accomplished!
Glad you ladies had so much fun!

Madge said...

What a fun day! Great hanging out with everyone!

marie said...

sorry i missed it, I'm glad that fun was had by all.

Romi said...

Wow! It looks like a great time. :)