Only a few years ago, fortunately, or perhaps,unfortunately, I went with my husband to visit Grandma Moses’ collection of art, and I fell in love with her story. She first painted at the age of 76, after being a farmer's wife with all the chores that entails, having ten pregnancies, and raising five children. When she finally found the time to paint she created over one thousand works and she passed away at the ripe old age of one hundred and one from "wearing out". I wondered if she lived longer as she fully embraced what she most loved to do in life? She became my heroine and doing what I love to do became my creed.
My own stashes, though small in comparison, especially in terms of wool materials, were still more than adequate for my immediate needs and then some and my total collections of craft related "stuff" fills every corner of my basement and spills from my dining room to the living room as well! I sincerely added that I hoped buyers would come and support their sale. I didn’t know it at the time, but apparently rug hooking groups had been notified as well as other wool craft groups. These were professional sellers to be sure and they advertised this event well! (To be continued)….