The ad in the paper said 'moving after 52 years at the same address'. Considering what I accumulate after just a few years, I was hoping for all sorts of interesting stuff. Plus I am an incurable snoop.
The lady of the house liked to sew, and the patterns were my size; bonus! She had boxes of patterns but I managed to restrain myself and bought only a few.
I just have to find the time to take a close look at them and actually make one...