‘Y’ is for YARD SALE
Frequent news stories report how treasures worth thousands and millions of dollars are discovered in yard sales and second hand stores. Finds at these venues don’t need to be valued that highly to be a treasure.
These thirty small pieces of muslin, appliquéd with vintage cotton and embroidered with the names of people long past are not in the ‘million-dollar-find’ category. But a ‘find’ it was and I’m still excited about it, many years later.
To the women and young children of Athelstan that left your mark stitched on muslin, I’ll do my best to honor your memories and your lives.
And yes, I’m still a frequent shopper at yard sales and thrift stores.