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Saturday, April 3, 2010

My fun day.....

Decided to check out a garage sale, so off Bailey and I trotted (well, actually drove!) lol. At first, I couldn't find the street I needed to turn onto and was just about to give up when 'voila', there it was. There were oodles of people mulling about, even in the pouring rain. You see, this was a "craft sale" and you know how "crafters" are --- neither rain, sleet, snow, etc. will keep us away. ;-)

I spotted a whole bunch of stuff I wanted but, each time I headed towards the pile, someone said:- "noooooo, that's my stash". Toooooo funny! I was able to find some items:- books, origami paper and some vellum quotes. The good stuff had already been taken. :-(

But.......here's the best part:- I saw a name on one of the books:- Marie Browning. Didn't think too much about it until I heard someone say:- "Marie, should I put this here?" My ears perked up big time and I discovered that this was the famous craft designer/artist/teacher --- Marie Browning, herself. It was her garage sale. I was in "awe". I asked if she would sign one of my books but she mentioned that the books I had chosen weren't her "creations". She said: "hang on, I'll get you one of mine". She gave it to me, for free, and then signed it. I left the garage sale w/ "stars in my eyes". :-)

Hence, "fun day"!!! :-)

Here's the book of paper that she designed. Some of you may even have this one, or others.



Here's a sampling of her designs. Aren't they gorgeous?


And the Pièce de Résistance:-

Here's her website:- http://www.mariebrowning.com/profile.htm

8 comments:

  1. Oh linda, what an exciting.. and fun day you had.

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  2. You bet that was a fun day!!! I love Marie Browning!!! I have several of her books and some of her paper!!! She actually lives within driving distance to you? How exciting!!!

    Glad you had a wonderful day!!!

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  3. Hi Linda,
    I was actually coming here to leave a comment for you on my inchies and read your story and what an exciting experience! That happened to me one time at a quilt show and The designer was there and I got her to sign my books that I bought (sorry for the life of me I can't remember her name at the moment, darn!) I just love garage/yard sales too. My all time favorites tho is Auctions! Anyway back to my inchies, I think I am going to put them in a shadow box and hang on the wall. I was going to make a little mini book but I think I like the idea of the shadow box, what do you think? Thanks for stopping by my blog and the wonderful comments. Love your blog also and sorry if I don't always leave a comment but I do frequent whenever you post something new! Love the new goodies you added, too Cute!

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  4. Oh my gosh. That is the very best bargain ever from the garage sale. Neat story.

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  5. WOW, I would say you had a fabulous day!! This probably happens only once in a lifetime, so it was difinitely worth venturing out in the rain to find!!!! So happy for you!!
    I also want to thank you for the visit, sweet comment and for following my blog! So glad you did, because now I have found another online friend!!! Have a wonderful Easter!!! XXXX

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  6. Now that is totally awesome. Who would have thought you'd run into someone famous. LOL
    Glad you got her autograph. and I do think at one time I did have this paper :)

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  7. Linda, Thanks so much for visiting my blog. Good luck with my drawing.
    It sounds like your day was great! That would be so exciting.
    Bailey is a doll, isn't it great how much joy our furbabies bring us. Shari (cricutrookie)

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  8. Hiya, Linda!!! That's what I dropped in to say!!! Thanks for visiting me. The hand and fingers are still badly swollen but I'm still working with it -- it's just slow! I'm hoping to see results from the antibiotics in a day or so.

    I'll be seeing you, my friend!

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