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Sunday, June 1, 2008

Happy June

Yesterday Baby Rocket Dog and I drove to Libby, MT to the Meadowlark Log Homes Amish school auction. We bought our place from Meadowlark and I thought it would be fun to maybe bid on some of the gorgeous Amish quilts they had. When I got there they were auctioning off all kinds of 'guy stuff'...tools, motors, etc., so I had plenty of time to browse around and pick out my favorite quilt. This blue quilt looked like the ocean to me. So many different shades of blue. Just beautiful. There must have been about 15 quilts there, every one of them fabulous. (BTW,I need another quilt like another hole in the head!) Anyway, I had a tasty lunch served by young ladies from the colony and sat in one of the willow rockers that was for sale while eating. I attend Kootenai Valley Mennonite church while in Idaho (a permanent visitor), and saw several folks from the church at the auction. It is always nice to see a familiar face & exchange greetings. Also saw the Girod family, the Amish men who raised our cabin, and the Miller family, the men who sold us our cabin. All of these young men have such lovely families. Apple cheeked children and willowy, attractive wives. But I digress. Just before the quilts were to go to auction, they did 3 log cabins, a playhouse, and 2 large sheds. Well, Patrick really needs a shed. Currently we have his chainsaw, tools, etc. in the cabin...yuck! So, I called him and asked if he thought I should bid on a shed. The connection was bad, so I think he deferred to me to make an executive decision. In any event, I did. We are now the proud owners of a 10 X 12 shed. Needless to say, I didn't bid on my favorite quilt (which went for $475.), but we sure needed a shed much more than I needed my bed linens! We'll get a lot of use out of it too. Now I must wait on Corneal getting to us on a flatbed. Pat will be back July 3rd, so hopefully we can work it so they deliver it then. (Pat has to prepare the ground for it too.) Okay, gotta go now. B.R.D. is waiting for me up on the hill and I want to get out of my church clothes. God bless your June. Love, Cassie

3 comments:

Shellmo said...

Sounds like a productive day! I have no quilts but need to get one - I think it's a necessity when you have a log cabin! :-)

reliv4life said...

I think the shed is a fabulous idea!! Everyone needs a shed, right? Too bad you had to sacrifice the quilt though! :)

lyblain said...

Hi
Just read your trip to the Amish quilt auction. My husband and I are planning a trip next year (2009). We have never been to any kind of auction. I've heard about this from a girl here at my workplace. What can I expect? Will there be time to check out the quilts be the auction begins? How much will the cost range (heard it could be from $200 to $500)? We are coming from Southern California, so we don't know what to expect? Can you give me some advise?

Thanks,
Lorna