Yes, I’m still here. The Letterpress project continues. But that doesn’t mean I haven’t been out there buying.
Last night there were loads of tools to sit through and I only bought a couple of things. There were two lots of hankies, about a hundred in each lot. But they were all folded up, or more accurately put, scrunched into tiny balls and tightly stuffed into plastic grocery bags. So I really could not tell too well what they would turn out to be like. A quick search has turned up a Nursery Rhyme, and astrology wheel and a scottie dog. Not to be greedy, but after they go through my little laundry I am hoping for more good ones.
There are also a number of mens’ hankies in there. I actually love a hanky with a nice plaid around the outside edge. In fact, that is the kind I like to take running with me. (Have a mentioned that I’ve taken up running again?) I was thinking that some clever person who loves a more retro look has probably come up with some fabulous way of using these. If someone has a picture of anything made with those I’d love to share it here.
And then I bought a mailbox. I am embarassed to say that my shop mailbox has been broken for about two months at least. The door came off. Last night for $5.00 I got a great one in white that just needs to be cleaned off a little. I’m also going to stencil a number on there too.
But now for the bad news. The auction was nowhere near over when the building started to flood. No kidding. I felt so badly. The water seemed to be pouring in as the water came down in sheets outside. The runoff was incredible. Most people started to help move things…but to where. Their building is always so chock full of stuff. I am afraid that today they have a terrible mess on their hands. Hopefully, their loses won’t be too great.