Posted by: bschutzgruber | July 31, 2020

Adventures at an Auction

Last months musings ended pondering “I wonder what July will bring…” as June had been filled with a wide range of activities. [See last month’s blog ‘Variety is the Spice of Life’]

Well, July has been more relaxing but still had its moment of excitement.

Celebration Shawl came off the loom and photos were taken for the National Storytelling Network‘s summer auction which ran from July 14-21.


Bidding was quite lively for the shawl when I got a message from one of my nephews:
“Hi Aunt Barb. I liked the shawl you have up for auction. We put a bid in but I just got out bid and unfortunately I won’t be bidding more. I can’t top $17,000.”

For a brief moment I was over the moon! A five-figure bid for one of my creations!!!  WOO-HOO!!!
Even the auction coordinator had that brief moment of excitement as she did her daily tally. But we were both brought back to earth when she checked with the bidder just to make sure. And darn, it was a typing error. Ah well…it was nice while it lasted!

This story does have a happy ending in that the auction raised over $5,000 for NSN with Celebration Shawl generating a bidding war. Though the winning bid was not five-figures, Celebration Shawl brought in a very respectable $275 and was the top item sold. 

And it’s true….
I can legitimately claim one of my creations received a five-figure bid at auction.

If I’m willing to bite my tongue on the rest of the story!

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