Lucky for us the auctioneer ran the table with the fabrics first, so we didn't have to stay all night. I decided to pass on a serger; it went for $70 and to be honest, I have no idea what I would even do with a serger. But I did luck out and brought home several boxes of fabric and lots of quilting books.
When we got home I found a few interesting pieces of fabric to show my totally disinterested hubby, who kept telling me he didn't care and that this was "my" thing. But even he couldn't resist pulling out a few and commenting on how good they would look together. Ha!
Here are the books that I ended up with. They aren't the newest but still have lots of pretty patterns and ideas:
This morning I sat down and sorted through the fabrics, trying to divide them up by color family. Of course a lot of them are ones that don't really appeal to me and that I wouldn't have bought for myself: those will be good to for me to practice on. But others are classic quilting prints and some are gorgeous higher-end fabrics with metallic thread highlights. So pretty!
I ended up with a box with a foot-high stack of predominantly green, brown, and red fabrics:
Another box with stacks of blue, pink, and black fabrics:
A box filled with yellow, gray, and teal fabrics:
Yet another box with orange, purple, and holiday prints:
And the last box with novelty prints and assorted non-quilting fabrics:
Number of boxes of quilting books: Two
Number of boxes of fabric: Five
The total bill: $57.75.
The look on my face at the end of the night: Priceless.
Now I just need to get to work and get started on something!