I've recently discovered local tag sales that happen on Facebook - and I'm loving it. People post things they want to sell and if you like something, then you jump on it. Easy peasy. It seems that every town around here has a tag sale page on Facebook. So, I've found some awesome items and, more importantly, I've met so many nice people, right here in my own town.
Among the more awesome tag sale experiences was the opportunity to buy zillions (yes, zillions) of fat quarters at fifty cents each!
To add to the awesomeness, the seller - Sage (great name, right?) - and I hit it off right away. We had a blast talking, while I pawed through thousands of bundles of fabric. I mean really - I was there for nearly four hours and when I finally left, it was only because I had a prior commitment. I actually returned a few days later for more fabric and fun.
I handed over a card with a very nice image of a little quilt, made with linen and cotton. Then, just for the heck of it, I handed over another card, one showing my first Pieces of Dreams, made with upcycled sweater pieces and antique buttons. I hesitated to show it to her because it had nothing to do with the kind of fabrics she was selling. But, what the heck, might as well share it, right?
So, Sage looks at the card and her eyes light up and she exclaims, "I know who you are!" Really? "You had a show at the Sadelier Gallery in Danbury!" True! I did! Then, check it out, she tells me that she has kept the show's promotional postcard tacked up on the wall, next to her sewing machine, for the last ten years - as inspiration! You know how that makes me feel, right? It makes me feel GOOD! And then, it gets better, Sage asks me if I will autograph the card for her. Now, I've been asked to autograph things before, but not often enough to be anywhere near jaded, so I was flattered, big-time, by her request. And I did autograph it. And that was the topping to an awesome day.