Sale of the Century – Everything must go!

Okay, the time has come – everything has to go! Click on any picture for a closer look
EVERYTHING you can see in these photos, with the exception of the two bookcases and the tables is for sale. All the artwork on the walls, all the books/magazines on the bookcases, everything.

I have two antique (Depression era) quilts, one fairly worn, the other in better condition, except for the binding which is worn.


An almost complete set of Quilting Arts magazines – starting from issue 5 (I did used to have from Issue 1, but heaven knows where they went!), up to latest issue, all $5 each. First 14 issues of CPS, same price.
Tons of books, very reasonably priced – on embroidery, patchwork, quilting, paper arts, collage, design, etc etc. Some lovely big coffee table books on quilts.

Fat quarters, beads, charms, buttons and doo-dads for crazy patchwork, embellishing. Embellisher packs of wool, silk tops, silk hankies and other felty stuff.
Kits, patterns, doll making supplies (particularly hair).
LOTS of dressmaking fabric in 2.5 – 5m lengths, all $2 a metre.
Tons of gorgeous moire taffeta in lovely colours for silk ribbon embroidery, crazy patchwork, making cushions, etc.

Folk art decorations, framed artwork including cross stitch and embroideries. Lots of frames and mats to frame your own work.
American Girl doll and five outfits). Patchwork teddy and other decorator items made from old quilts.

Christmas ornaments. Bundles of stuff – fine Italian men’s suiting, wool, demin, tulle, glitzy stuff, patchwork bundles in themes – Debbie Mumm, kitchen/household themed, sea/fish/boats, blokey stuff, with tools etc.


Okay – you get the idea. All this stuff has to get sold, it is NOT coming to the coast with me.

Sale is on Saturday, 1 August, from 8.00 am to 1.00 pm, at 12 Gleadow Street EVATT.

Moving ahead

Here is the beginnings of our new house. We have waited a long time for this, and it is quite exciting to see it take shape. Click to enlarge to get a good look at the view.

However before we get to move there, we need to clear out our current house. While I haven’t posted for a while it doesn’t mean that I have been idle. In fact I feel quite overwhelmed by the amount of work necessary to declutter a large house that we have lived in for the past 14 years – that’s the longest we have ever been in one place. When Karl was in the army we moved every two or three years. This weekend I have to tackle the linen cupboard. I am being ruthless. All those mismatched pillow cases and dated doona covers are going. I have splurged at the seemingly endless mid year sale at David Jones and stocked up on stylish new linen in taupes and caramel with real linen/cotton textures and weaves. I figure a brand new stylish beach house deserves brand new stylish furnishings.

We have lots of stuff to get rid of before the painter comes to paint the house from top to bottom – that will take 2 and a half weeks.

I am getting ready for a big sale of craft/quilting stuff the first weekend in August. Again I am being ruthless, culling my craft book collection by over a half. I really need to focus and do my own thing from here on, not keep dipping into this and that.

The darling boy is growing like a week. Stacked on 625g in the first two weeks of life. Here he is with Mum at one week. Must get some more recent photos. The photographer daughter hasn’t been back since this was taken. But she is doing cute photos of other babies, check out her blog on the right hand side bar – Clare Metcalf Photography – if you are in Melbourne, she’s the one to book for your wedding, babies or whatever.
Right – back to sorting, culling, clearing, tossing stuff. Where did it all come from, I wonder?