Saturday we spent most of the day helping to repaint spots on my late grandma's house & garage so that it can finally(hopefully!) be sold. There were 11 of us all working to scrape & paint & luckily we got the job done in 1 day. It's sad to see my grandma's house being sold. Grandma passed away in November 09 & she's been very missed. She took care of all of us when we were growing up & taught us all how to be crafty & how to sew & so many, many other things. It's been hard for all of us especially my mom &my aunt who have been handling everything with her estate (even before she passed) - at least if the house finally sells that is one less thing they have to worry about. It sounds like the family who are looking @ the house will be a perfect fit for it though. It's a great big Victorian style house & they have like 6 kids! So they should have plenty of room.
Today we spent the morning at a craft show (us girls anyway!) It was pretty disappointing but we still managed to find a few things. I got some garland 2 for $18 & a little house w/a crow for $3 & a new prim doll for $9. My sister got me the little grungy fabric heart too. So it wasn't a total loss, but not as good as we had hoped for.
After the craft show we headed to my grandma's old "shop". She had an upholstery shop for 30 years & the building is also needing sold, so we were trying to finish clearing out some stuff left in the attic. Boy did grandma know how to hoard!!! I can definitely say I get it honest! LOL She saved all kinds of things all her life - any old furniture, furniture pieces, sewing machines, trinkets, you name it -she probably had it! So all us girls dug thru what was up there & managed to "hoard"some things for our houses! I have an Isuzu Rodeo & I had it STUFFED full! I wish I would've taken some pics before I unloaded it! lol It was crazy! I got lots of old wood for signs. Some old doors, an old bed, a lamp, some chairs, some chair legs/parts -all kinds of stuff! It must've taken me at least 15 trips to the basement with my goodies! lol
Here's a few pics - doesn't do the "junk" piles justice! lol I'll take pics as I use stuff up!
(I've gotten soooo much stuff lately - not just today - I've really got to stop & try to clear out some stuff soon! Yard sales are about to start & I won't get to go if I don't have anywhere to put anything!!! )
Like the title of my post - this weekend has been "bittersweet". With the sale of grandma's house (hopefully closing soon!) & going thru her shop (hopefully selling it soon too)... it has made me miss her a lot but I know this all has to be done. My mom said grandma must've been happy because she has a cactus of hers & when she got home yesterday it was full of blooms. She was a very special lady & I know we all miss her terribly.
(I wish my pic would've turned out better but my scanner wasn't wanting to work! ugh!)
I hope everyone has a great week -this week is spring break for my son's school & I'm going to be watching my friend's 3 kids all week, so my little house is going to be full! I hope to find some time to work on some of my new "goodies"!