Sunday Stash Report, amongst other things. This week, my stash grew a bit (which is what it needs to keep doing for awhile – it’s such a sad little stash… Mike might disagree, but he’s not yet seen all of the fabulous stashes I’ve seen here!) Through ridiculous vigilance, I scored some primo Moda charm pack and FQ deals on eBay. Keeping my eyes peeled led to charms for less than $5 (including shipping!) and 12 Kansas Troubles FQs for around $15. Not bad, not bad. It does add up, though, and once again I find myself waiting for payday. Boo!
New Heights/New Depths: For better or for worse, I now have a dedicated “string scrap basket.” After slicing through all that Anna Maria Horner, and after having recently read a bunch of things I can do with tiny little scraps (thanks to Sew, Mama, Sew’s Scrap Buster Month) I took these:
And some of their friends and plopped them into a nice, large basket to collect and stew in their own juices until I figure out what to do with them. I made a couple of hairkerchiefs, but discovered I’d bought hairbands sized for toddlers (or so it seems – they make no such claim.) Also, they don’t lie correctly, but rather stand straight up like some kind of crazy striped nurses’ hat from the 50’s:
I think some topstitching might fix that little problem, and after stretching the bands over a rack hangar for 24 hours, they’ve loosened up and feel less like tiny boa constrictors attempting to squish my skull.
I spent Friday (which is my Saturday) running around to an estate sale (where I scored the following library table for $60!)
I also explored an antique shop, where I found literally thousands of treasures, including many antique quilts (these are just a few – there were dozens:)
Baskets of vintage buttons:
An actual spinner’s wheel!
I adore this vintage version of my current stand mixer:
Of course, there were things present one might not expect to find in an antique shop:
It was a wonderful day, though, and I spent a good deal of time soaking in the gorgeous Michigan autumn color. We’re being gifted with a wonderful, long-lived fall.
I got to stop and look at some wonderful old barns and farms:
It was a really good day. 🙂 I made progress on the Tetris Elemental quilt top, which I finished yesterday and will post most about at some point. But now, I have to go to work.
Have a wonderful Sunday, everyone!