A few weeks ago, I went with Emily and Ashley to one of the WGM's biggest annual fundraisers; the silent auction. Being there reminded me why I am the best and somehow worst candidate to participate in these kinds of events. I am sometimes overly competitive and therefore left with everything I had bid on. In addition to the auction the guild was celebrating Lila Nelson's 90th birthday, her contributions to the fiber arts community and her membership as WGM's longest-time member. It was an exciting night.
A grouping of Lila Nelson's tapestries for auction
A tapestry by Lila Nelson,
and a swatch by Lila Nelson; 2 items I bid and won on. I also bid on a 3 night stay at a lake house cabin in Itasca and, of course, won. Can't wait to start planning.
At the end of the night, as the excitement wore off, when we each picked up our winning bids and were waiting to pay, I glanced down at my papers and said, "Look, I paid $110 for this tapestry and it's valued as priceless!" To which Ashley responded, "My yarn is valued at $30 and I paid $40."