I did get to go to the auction Saturday and I'm glad I made the effort!
This woman had more thimbles, boxes, thimble boxes even, and other sewing items than I've ever seen in one place! (It made my husband very nervous. "You are only getting one thimble, right?" he asked. Silly man!)
There were however many folks there for the sewing items and several aggressive dealers bidding so I didn't come home with too much. Happy (?) to say I stayed within budget even with the cake dish I couldn't resist! (crystal is going for such little money how could I not bid!)
The auctions here are not nearly as organized as the ones I went to in England. The auctioneer was sort of making lots as he went along just keeping them within the cosigner grouping. This works well for the dealers but for those of us who just collect it means we go home with some things we don't plan on. Some, like the German needle barrel, are a happy accident...others not so much! I mean do I really need two walnut shaped thimble cases? hummm...obviously the woman who collected this stuff would disagree since she seemed to have at least of half-dozen of everything!
All in good fun. It did wear me out though. Glad we had home-made New England Fish Chowder and banana bread left over from the day before so I didn't have to make dinner!
I did however pull out an UFO to try and get a quilt out to the folks in Washington who lost so much n the mudslide last week....have the back ready just need to get it quilted, bound and shipped. First however, I need to get Goldie out from underneath it! (can yo spot the "quilt" tail!)