Remember this quilt? It's the one I made for the annual family reunion auction. I heard from my mom that it sold for $84. On one hand, that doesn't sound like much for all that work. But on the other hand, it fetched the second-highest price of all the items (and none of my relatives are very well-off anyway!) so I think it's great. I'm hoping we'll get to go next year, and I'm already thinking about what to make... :-)
And speaking of old sheets... I don't know why I haven't mentioned this before, but I've been hosting a series of vintage sheet swaps over at Swap-bot. If you haven't heard of Swap-bot, here's the pitch from the home page: Swap-bot is a online service that organizes group swaps and a community of creative individuals. Swap-bot takes the hassle out of participating in group swaps by organizing all of the participant information and doing all of the partner assignments. On Swap-bot, you can host swaps, join swaps, and chat with other swappers from all over the world.
I've been a member for about a year now, with mostly good experiences, and have made a few wonderful friends in the process (hi, June!). I'm not a super-active swapper, but I do enjoy hosting these sheet swaps and spreading the vintage sheet love. We're about to start round #6, and the deadline for signing up is this Friday, the 23rd. If you're game, sign up and send me an email or a Swap-bot message to let me know you read about it here. And if you have any general questions about Swap-bot, ask away!