I took the camera, but didn't take any pictures. I didn't think to carry it around with me and I missed the best part for film.
My picnic quilt was in the silent auction. If you've never been to one, all the different packages are displayed with a sheet of paper in front. The first bidder puts down their number and bid, then the next person can choose to outbid by adding onto the next line and so on. There is a set end time, very exciting with 1 minute countdown. You stake out your favorite package and guard against being outbid. Just like ebay, only live. If you didn't have to see those people ever again I suppose you could wrestle the pen out of the outbidder's hand.
Anyway, after much action through the night, my quilt came down to a family from my class and the preschool director. The director set her husband to the task of winning the quilt. They swapped bids for the last 45 seconds or so. He ended up winning, the experienced husband had written his bid slowly, so as to take up the last seconds. We all had a good laugh at the end. She then asked to be added to my list of custom quilt orders.
Several moms asked if I could just make a custom quilt.....I said I had business cards already and was thinking about it. So I quickly ended up with 4 lined up. I just love taking a pile like this and turning it into something beautiful. If I could support my fabric habit, all the better!
And on that note, I've been sewing on already recorded-cut fabric. But I didn't buy any either. So my stash is even for the week!