White Elephant Treasures and a Mystery Item
Yesterday I went to the Brazos Valley Quilt Guild show. At these small local shows, I love to shop in the White Elephant area – people have cleaned out their closets, the guild gets the money for their scholarship fund, and I get to buy bargains!
These were my big finds yesterday.
I also bought tons of big scraps of solid-color fabric, to use for practicing free motion quilting on. I have such a hard time cutting up big pieces of fabric for practice pieces, even if I only paid $2 a yard for it. I want to keep it for a project. But I know I need to just do practice pieces too, so hopefully with this big bag of scraps I will actually do some.
A few weeks ago, my husband went to an auction without me, and brought me back this lovely object.
No one at the auction knew what it was, but he thought it looked textile-related. I have not been able to find anything like it on the internet. The center “rolling pin”- looking part is solid wood, covered with this thin scrap of carpet. The carpet edges have been left raw, so that doesn’t look particularly decorative, but the wood is finished so nicely, it can’t have been meant as just a functional item either. Can anyone help me out?