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Sara
09-24-2005, 04:23 PM
We drove past a yard sale this afternoon on the way back from the grocery store. I saw something on one of the tables and yelled "STOP THE CAR!"
DH stopped, I trotted down the street and when I got there, my item was gone! :shock:

I looked around and there was a lady holding it! :crying: DD said "Karate has to be good for SOMETHING, Mom!" :twisted:

So I stood there for a couple minutes waiting for her to put it down. She walked toward the sale people and the sale lady asked her if she could tell them what it was. She said "I don't know..." :doh: I said (nicely), "It's a yarn swift. It's the reason we stopped at your sale." The woman holding MY swift said she was going to use it to drape one of her trailing vines over. :?? But she immediately asked if I'd like to have it. :cheering: This lady is now one of my favorite people! :happydance:

So here we are:

Ingrid
09-24-2005, 04:37 PM
Don't show this to Kelly!

Good for you! What a great find!

dustinac
09-24-2005, 04:59 PM
:roflhard: Love the story great find!!! :cheering:

InterNette
09-24-2005, 05:01 PM
That is great. Though I hate to ask what are these used for exactly ?
I miss yard sales. I love a good treasure hunt.

Ingrid
09-24-2005, 05:02 PM
Swifts are used to hold the hanks of wool that need to be wound into balls. Easier than asking someone to hold their arms out.

LisaD715
09-24-2005, 05:02 PM
Way to go Sara!!!!!

Sara
09-24-2005, 05:03 PM
You put a hank around it and wind a ball from it. It keeps the yarn from tangling.

MaryB
09-24-2005, 05:46 PM
Don't know how you spotted that from a moving vehicle, but I am happy for you that you did.
Can you imagine walking onto someone's home and seeing ivy growing around and through a swift. I'd cry, I know I'd cry! :crying: :crying:

KellyK
09-24-2005, 06:42 PM
I only have one thing to say....

gimmesanity
09-24-2005, 07:49 PM
I'm envious...dang, all I ever find at yard sales is a bunch of crapola. :?eyebrow: Good job, chica!

Julie
09-24-2005, 10:15 PM
OMG!!! I'm so jealous!! I've been stalking yard sales and scouring estate sale ads all summer hoping to find one! Gah! I don't think I even want to know how much you paid for it... but, how much did you pay for it???

:mrgreen: <<<green with envy, but also very happy for you!!

Silver
09-24-2005, 10:16 PM
:cheering: :cheering: :cheering: :cheering: :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

Sara
09-24-2005, 10:42 PM
:hiding:

$2.00

Ingrid
09-24-2005, 11:20 PM
KELLY---DON'T DO IT!!! LIFE'S TOO PRECIOUS!!!!!



Two BUCKS!!!!!!

mintdee
09-25-2005, 01:53 AM
:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

Is Kelly allright? Anyone heard from her since that was posted? ;)

Julie
09-25-2005, 01:57 AM
O M G

KellyK
09-25-2005, 04:12 AM
:crying: can't..............speak.....................now :crying:

BinkyKat
09-25-2005, 01:43 PM
:shock: Ohmygod! My brain has shut down, can't process anymore! Way to go! :happydance:

KellyK
09-25-2005, 02:17 PM
(btw...I AM sharing your joy, Sara, in spite of my personal feelings of trauma...) ;)

Sara
09-25-2005, 05:54 PM
I knew it would be difficult, so I didn't put the price in the original post. I know you're all excited for me.


(But I will make sure any packages that come to my door aren't ticking.) :roflhard:

Ingrid
09-25-2005, 06:12 PM
Watch out for vials of moth larvae, too! :rofling: