Happy Saturday morning to all my blogging friends!
~And welcome to my new followers. I can't believe I have almost 300 followers now! I have Vicki to thank for that. She started the Grow Your Own Blog party and helped a bunch of us make new friends. I am so happy to have you all here.
I found some treasures on Thursday I wanted to share with you.
Although I've been to Monticello a few times I have never stopped at a quilt shop there. I didn't even know it was there. We went to Monticello to renew the registration on Masterchief's truck. This quilt shop also had lots of shelving along the walls that she used as a peddlers mall of sorts. Here are a few things I picked up while there...
|cast iron muffin pan|
|Whitman's Sampler Tin|
|Book of Stitches|
As we left this little shop the little old woman told us of a junk/antique shop that we might be interested in just up the road. I don't know about you but I love to go through those places where it looks so junky that the thrill of finding a treasure combined with the fear of going in there alone makes for an adrenalin pumping search! Luckily I had Masterchief with me so off I went! I wish I would have had my camera!
Here is what I picked up there............
|A bag full of bobbins (not the box)|
I love the old ruler I found there too. It was put out by Coca-Cola years ago. A child wrote his name on it in 1956.
The thimble in the front must be for decoration only because it is really tiny.
|Old child's cup which I quickly made in to a pincushion|
I got the bobbins, thimbles, ruler and the cup all for $15.
I thought that was a good deal considering I've seen prices on those bobbins go sky high!
I was shocked when he said the biggest ones were $1.50 and they go down in price from there.
He gave me a bag to fill and I went off to fill it before he changed his mind.
I always plan to start the IHSW on Friday but so far this year it hasn't turned out that way.
So...I have today and tomorrow to put a major dent in my sampler.
I'm thinking I might get something out of my WIP box to work on too.
I desperately want to get that sampler done but I need to work on something else to break it up a bit.
I better get started. My stitching chair is calling out to me already this morning.
Progress pictures on Monday!
Have a great weekend everyone