Monday, July 21, 2008

great second hand finds

while my mother was here this past week, the plan was for me to "get away" for a few days with a friend and do...anything. so of course that included some second hand shopping. i would of liked to stay the whole time that was originally planned, but the kids being sick was not foreseen so it was cut a little short, but still just the same...WONDERFUL.
it's funny how we start collecting things isn't it? i now find myself with a plethora of vintage sheets, picnic baskets and rolling pins. well maybe not a plethora, a few i guess. i also found that enamel ware pot for katie's kitchen (at my friend's mom's antique store) and she GAVE IT TO ME, oh happy happy day! so with all this vintage-y stuff, i have found myself itching to make a traditional quilt...i've already started collecting inspiring pictures, and looking at books. i can't wait to get started but first i have to clean house and finish a few quilts that have been staring at me for a while. one is my fall quilt, and the other is katie's quilt that was started before she was born (yeah i know).

some really fun exciting news is that i've decided to enter my pinwheel quilt and my buggy barn "stars and stripes" quilt in to the county fair. (yeah, not too big of a deal compared to bigger places, but none the less a first for me and still quite nerve racking!!) so cleaning and sewing i will go. and hopefully i'll be able to show off my quilt tops soon to you all!

10 comments:

Rachel said...

Such great finds!! And can't wait to see your quilts! I say I'm going to enter something every year at our fair here and yet I never do. I'm chicken I guess.

I love the paper on the sides of your blog. Super cute. I just finished helping 2 friends redo their blogs and now am helping a third. It's so fun decorating cyber space. It's all good.

:)Rachel

marci said...

good finds! i just love the thrill of a good find, don't you? it can make me happy for days.

i want to see your buggy barn quilt! i have a couple of their pattern books and love them..was it hard to make?

glad that you are back :)

Laura said...

What fun! You get so much accomplished, seriously impressive---and without your man around. I don't know how you do it all. Are you secretly Wonder Woman?

Amber M. said...

Good luck at the fair...:-)

Sal Gal said...

I love buggy barn, I have yet to make one of their quilts though. I want to see pics of your quilts too!

haley said...

you always find the best stuff!!!! i love the pot! could it be any cuter? can't wait to see your quilt tops!

Mindy said...

Cute finds! I love rolling pins! I can't wait to see all of your quilts... every one of your quilts so far has been adorable. Good luck in the fair! :)

Joy said...

Your newest goodies are wonderful!
Good luck at the fair! I hope your quilts wins a ribbon.

V & Co. said...

woah who talking about ribbons?!!!!

Nicole said...

Fun stuff. Good luck at the fair, I'm sure your quilt will do great, do you have Felicia quilt them for you or do you hand quilt them yourself?

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