Sunday, September 18, 2011

My Yard Sale Finds!! Woo Hoo!

Yard Sale Finds!

Woo hoo!!  Love it!  Love it!  Love it!!  Do you ever go to yard sales?  Well, we just did a major downsize, moving from a 4 bedroom house to an average sized 2 bedroom apartment, so we have no business going to yard sales, but hubby loves to do this on Saturday mornings.  It is a hobby of sorts for him.  We usually go to about 6-10 sales and rarely buy anything, unless it is a super duper bargain and something we need.  No room here for decorative trinkets.  Well, today I feel like we hit the sewing jackpot! 

My bargain deals at three different yard sales:





BRAND NEW in package, Warm and Natural, Queen size batting!
$1.00!!
AND  a bag of purchased “by-the-yard” Warm and Natural batting, approx 2 yards
$1.00!!

and...


AND.... these pieces of quilter's cottons that range from 2 yards to 4 yard pieces
50 cents each piece!!

and....



AND this large oval quilt hoop that says:  A product of the Gibbs MF (some #’s – can’t read)  I had to cover up parts of the quilt for the picture. (sorry), since it is my SECRET quilt that I am working on!  It cannot be revealed until November, after it is presented.
$1.00 !!

and....



AND these two spool holders, hand-painted by the previous owner
$1.00 ea!!
 Aren't they so cute?  Hand painted by the previous owner!


I am pleased as punch!  Can’t beat those prices, unless they had given them to me for free! 

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Also, an update on the Cowboy quilt for baby Luke.  I am finishing up the binding!!  Yeah!!  I will post a finished picture of it after I present it at the baby shower on October 8th.  I am really looking forward to giving this one.  It is the most difficult project I have ever done.  Appliquéd faces are just not my “thing” even those that are cartoon-like.  (no surprises, here!)  I think it turned out pretty cute, but I never want to do another one, that is for sure!

Also I had some left over cowboy fabric so I made a changing pad using the fabric on one side, some warm and natural batting inside and then some heavy navy blue plastic on the other side.  I think it looks nice and hopefully will work good!

Happy Quilting,

6 comments:

Linda Coleman said...

Linda, what wonderful bargains. Especially love the spool holders. They would inspire you everytime you look at them
LindaC

karenfae said...

you sure did get some good finds. I rarely go to yard sales as I live in the country and don't want to drive miles looking for them - if I thought I could find this stuff I might change my mind :)
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Nancy said...

They are great finds. I never seem to find things like that.

Mary said...

I just found your blog. What a great California yard sale find. I don't think I have ever been to one.

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

I'm so happy you are blogging! I have you all signed up on my Google Reader (under "Friends", of course). :)

Gwen said...

I love yard sales and thrift store shopping! I can find some of the most amazing deals-- and to me, it's interesting to imagine who was the previous owner-- and what stories are connected to my new find! Just yesterday, I bought the prettiest little oak chair -- lots of carving on it.. I'm going to paint it and cover the seat and it's going to be beautiful by my front door! Love stuff like that! :-)