Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Some treasures from a trip

When Randy and I went on our little excursion through old small towns down the ocean side of the freeway as far as Corvalis, then up the right hand side of the map, parallel to the freeway, we did end up finding some fun treasures. Due to life being so hectic the last month with losing my MIL, I hadn't had a chance to really uncover the stuff to show, but today I'm on a roll as far as accomplishments go!
The first thing I did this morning was get my marionberry coffeecake done so it could cool enough to take to the little store down the road, where I sell my baked things. I got some more of my thead stash listed on Etsy, which I was putting off doing. But, I am finally getting to the end of one of my hoardes of stuff. I think hoarding fabric and threads and stuff BTW, is hereditary. My grandmother died with tons of fabrics. I know I'm not the only one who goes through a fabric store with their hands out touching all the different fabrics! What is it about stuff like that, we just gotta feel it??? Anyway, I had a stash of thread that I've been working on thinning out and it is almost finished. Like I said, I'm on a roll. I have some cushions to work on, and that WILL be getting done soon.
It's too cold today to work outside, so I'm getting to work as soon as I share the cute things we found at sales that weekend a couple weeks ago. I love these old scrap books, don't you? Remember you always used to see the sewing cards when I was a kid, I don't know when the last time was I've seen stuff like that. The vintage book isn't in great condition, but I couldn't leave it, I didn't think it would get appreciated. The poster pages were kinda neat, I actually thought they'd work well for rug hooking patterns, but haven't farther that that, I may just sell them. It's the thrill of the hunt that gives me a lot of enjoyment! The little Easter stickers were in my husband's family stuff, just really sweet. Well, I hope your day is productive and fun!!!


Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

I LOVE those old Victorian scrapbooks. The illustrations are so sweet!

Ahhh yes, nothing is better than to touch fabrics. You can really tell if they are good just by touching them.


Karen said...

Karen, maybe we are related!! My stash of thread, fabric, embroidery thread..... all is at the embarrassment point. Where to start to organize and clean the storage spots? Fabric stores and book stores are my downfall. When I touch the fabrics, feel the textures, the earthy smell, and you can almost feel the colors. I love the pieces you found on your trip. Good luck with your MIL's homes. Such an emotional burden to carry for a while. thank you for the visit!