Saturday, May 25, 2013

The mailman has been good to me :-)

Don't you just love it when the mailman brings you something fun , sure you do , I know I do  and it was a lovely surprise to receive this pattern in the mail from my friend Annette  .Annette designed this bag for the pom pom bloghop .
This is a great tote for summer so I am planning on getting busy and making this real soon . Thanks so much Annette !
You all know how much I love fabric postcards , why I belong to two postcard yahoo groups and exchange postcards on a regular basis but this card came to me from my friend Linda ,what a great surprise .
Life is a mystery , how true are those words , Linda used fabric scraps from her mystery quilt she is doing along with Darlene , gorgeous fabrics Linda ! Thanks so much for the great card and this is Linda's first postcard she sure did a fantastic job .
 I will also share one I received from an exchange, remember my little card with the bird with the postcard in its beak , well this is the card I received in exchange for that card from Terri in Ohio .
Yes this is the front of the card , the theme was "you've got mail" so unique I love it !
Another past time I enjoy is looking for treasures at yard sales etc. , the fun of the hunt is really wonderful , well last evening I went to a local large yard sale that took place as a fundraising event at the curling club . My mission was to look for sewing treasures and I was successful ,just look what I found .
A large tin of vintage buttons , there are some wonderful old buttons in the can ,how large is the can you may be wondering , well it is pretty large , it was too heavy to carry around while I looked for other treasures so asked if I could pay for it and leave it with them until I was finished which they were happy to accommodate me .
I think my granddaughters will love the can and guess what ,when you lift the cover a little tune plays . Oh it cost me $2 , pretty good huh :-)

 I found some fabric scraps as well nothing much but a few pieces which I will share once I actually use them, then I went to the dishes table , don't need dishes but you never know what you might find right  . I saw this hint many years ago on Martha Stewart and loved the idea so when I spotted this bottle I quickly snatched it up for a measly $.50 ,how could I go wrong ,right.
Since I am a tea totaler I have no idea what would be stored in this bottle but liquor of some kind for sure , I am now using it for my dish detergent , looks so much prettier than a detergent bottle don't you think . There were some really beautiful wine decanters there for the same price but this one takes up less space on the counter , I am happy .
 I also found a pretty green bottle and a very old green clear glass vase , you can see the little bubbles in the glass , I was hoping to find a glass bowl so I could make a garden mushroom like I seen Fiona do ,however none to be found , maybe the next sale ;-) Oh you want to see them do you , ok here they are .
I think I paid $.25 each for these , happy camper here  . Some of those vintage buttons will find themselves displayed in the green bottle and I might just make a little pincushion for the top ,what do you think ?
 Now I haven't just been treasure hunting I have been sewing up a storm on my mystery quilt which I am also sewing along with Darlene  , yikes that is a lot of log cabins but I love making them so no problem here .

I am not finished by any means but I do have a good start , funny thing is I am not sure if I can't read or can't count but either way I should have 48 of these started and only have 46 ;-) I am using lots of different scraps which I hope will give this a nice look .
 I guess I should let you go I appreciate you stopping by , hope you have a fun day doing something you love and thanks for the visit .
 hugs Sheila

21 comments:

  1. Love your finds at the sale- the glass items are so useful as well. Sounds like a good idea for looking for on our travels

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  2. Looks like you had great success on your yardsaling! Love the little postcards! Your log cabins look great, you'll be finished before you know it!

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  3. The vase on the right is for a hyacinth bulb, Sheila. You start it in the fall. You set the bulb in the top after filling the base with water which will JUST BARELY touch the bottom of the bulb. Wrap the whole thing in black plastic and put it in the back of your fridge till spring when you bring it out and sit it in a warm window. Before you know it you will have a beautiful hyacinth blooming long before anything has started in your garden.

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  4. The vase on the right is for a hyacinth bulb, Sheila. You start it in the fall. You set the bulb in the top after filling the base with water which will JUST BARELY touch the bottom of the bulb. Wrap the whole thing in black plastic and put it in the back of your fridge till spring when you bring it out and sit it in a warm window. Before you know it you will have a beautiful hyacinth blooming long before anything has started in your garden.

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  5. Your vintage finds are lovely, and I love your different ideas for using them. Your log cabins are looking great, I look forward to seeing your quilt, hugs Wendy

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  6. Great mail and great byts Sheila. Enjoy your weekend

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  7. Oh what FuN finds you had. The postcard wonderful too and I love the log cabins. Hope you are enjoying some sunshine! :)

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  8. Great finds at the sale. Lovely bag pattern. The log cabin blocks look very nice. Hugs,xx.

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  9. what a fun post full of all sorts... those jars will be great for mushroom bases!!! love the log cabins....
    Hugz

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  10. Hi Sheila ,love all your buys and yes Fiona's mushroom was awesome,have fun making it and lovely blocks,have a lovely day my friend.xx

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  11. lovely bag design.
    Great sale finds. It's so much fun sifting through for treasures.
    That vase will make a perfect base for a mushroom.
    love the postcards!

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  12. Love the postcards and all your finds. The bag pattern is lovely also. Have fun making it. Hugs....

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  13. lovely fabric postcards..I once did cross stitch mail art..but it is a pain to mail it from this part of the world..so i lost interest...

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  14. Great Finds .. Can't wait to see the mushroom?? Love the bag pattern... those buttons look amazing!!

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  15. I love seeing the postcards you make and receive.
    Fun finds!

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  16. What a great post Sheila! Lots of treasures. So glad you liked your postcard.

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  18. What a neat bag design! Lucky you to receive those neat postcards in the mail. Don't you just love to shop thrift shops/estate sales to see what vintage items you can find? Neat finds....

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