The estate sale ad read, "Winthrop Harbor home with high end Asian art." The house is in the nicest subdivision in town. I didn't care about the Asian art, but I did want to see inside the house. A crafter lived there. I didn't know her, but I certainly liked her stuff.
There was some fabric, but nothing that I felt compelled to buy. There were three sewing machines. (Not photographed: an older Memory Craft, $300.00.)
I scooped this up for $10. It is a 48 x 15 machine-made lace runner of the 1933 Chicago World's Fair. It was made at the Zion Lace Factory .
I entertain the thought of using these fabrics--linen, homespun--in something collage-y.
The Weave-It box says "made by Donar Products, Medford, Mass." See the metal washer-like thing in the box? It says it is a "pompon ring, pat. applied for." It is hinged, so I guess you wind yarn around the ring, then open the hinge.
In all I spent $25.00. Prices are reduced each day through Sunday. I'll be at the Really Big Quilt Show at Rosemont today, but maybe I'll got back to the sale tomorrow and get some rock-bottom bargains.