Thursday, June 24, 2010

The First Week of Summer

All kinds of stuff going on this week. First off, I was driving by a garage sale and saw a table that would be perfect for my daughter’s scrapbooking table in her apartment. I rolled down the window (not even getting out of the car)to asked for the selling price and the lady told me 5 bucks. “Sold!” I started digging in my purse – and while I had a fat quarter, a quilt pattern and a spool of thread, I only had 3 bucks to my name. She walked over to the car and said the garage sale was over and the table had a piece missing on the edge and she’d give it to me free of charge. What a deal!! It’s solid oak with a leaf in the middle. Don sanded it and fixed the edge. It’s already whitewashed a little and I love the spindled legs… It just goes to show you timing is everything…..

More timing… I went by our local version of a Goodwill Store. I’ve fallen in love with quilting with wool and scanned the wool blazers and got lucky. I found these. I took them all apart and washed and dried them. I now have them folded up for projects….




There was a drawing over at Shakerwood Quilts and I was the second place winner and received the most beautiful hand-dyed wool. Looks like I ready for a project.

Here are the two patterns I’m kicking around with my winnings. The photos don’t do them justice. I can just picture the stockings—9 inches long, tied to Christmas packages.


Graitudes:
Strawberries – fresh picked ones from Pellegrinis
Tomato plants from a friend
Quilting Time

10 comments:

Karen said...

I think you should have bought a lottery ticket while you were on your lucky run! The table is a wonderful free find.

Sue said...

Ooooh what great goodies;)

Don't you just love it when you have great finds like that table? Your daughter is going to love it!

Good idea on the suits too. Ya just gotta love Goodwill :D

Those patterns you are going to be working on are adorable.

Once again, happy for your win at Shakerwood Quilts. Those are lovely wool pieces.

Have fun with all your goodies.

Gypsy Quilter said...

Wow, what wonderful treasures you've found. Lucky Chelsea.

Linda said...

Now that table was the best price, how blessed, and it looks terrific all washed. Love the first pattern, is it designed just for wool use?

anne bebbington said...

The stockings are lovely but I think the quilt pattern is gorgeous - I just love its lop-sidedness

Carol said...

What a wonderful table and those blazers...wowser! I made the stockings for the shop and they were wonderful! Very fun to do.

Colleen said...

Love the big prairie flower quilt! I have the kit sitting there waiting for me in my cabinet.. Sigh...

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Love the table and what a treasure. I have the stocking pattern, that one is on my long list to do. Don't you just love finding great bargains....

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

Cute, cute table!! What a deal :D I think I'll look differently at wool now; that's a great idea to pick up old clothes.

Karla said...

You are one lucky lady, the table was so cute......I would love to find the pattern "Prairie Quilt" by Primitive Gatherings.

If it is on their site......I can't find it. Please help

Karla in Louisiana