Sunday, August 21, 2011

Lincoln Highway Route 30 Garage Sale

The first part of August my sister in law Vicki and I went looking for goodies on the Lincoln Highway.  We started in Crestline, Oh and made it just past Upper Sandusky.   I got a few of my favorite things...buttons, jadeite, scrabble games and some books.  Vicki scored a really cool vintage crochet set. At our last stop here is what I found and was my best buy:

Jadeite salad plates...there was a $5.00 price sticker on the top one...I assumed it was per plate.....No....$5.00 for the whole stack....there are 18 of them people!!  Can you say SCORE?  I have a pretty good collection of Jadeite, but not in this pattern.  It's called Lotus Blossom.  I put a set of 4 on Ebay this week and Wahoo, they went for $32.00!!!  I think I may have to list another set.

Sisters Sewing Soiree

Back in June we had another meeting of the sisters sewing get together in North Carolina.  Me and my 3 older sisters tote all our sewing machines, projects, fabric to my sister Diana's house.  She has a studio behind her home that can accomodate all of us and right outside the door is a swimming its all good!  This year we invited my sister in law Robin to come along. We call her our "sister from another mister" !  We had a blast!  Lots of sewing, a little wine, lots of laughter, and it would not be complete without a trip to Mary Jo's Cloth Store in Gastonia, NC.  We also brought gifts for each other, it was just like Christmas.   I'll share some of those later.
 We refer to the get together as TBASSS.  Which stands for The Broke Ass Sisters Sewing Soire.  There's a little background story to that name. When were in the planning stages 3 of the 4 sisters broke something.  Diana - ankle, Charlotte- ankle,  Janee- ribs (like 6 of them in a car accident).  I must be an honorary member...I just had a broken heart cause all my sisters were in a bad way.  But all is mended now.

Diana's studio is awesome. She had little work stations set up for each of us with power cords and little ironing stations right by our sewing machines with a built in pin cushion.  I will be adding some of our projects later.  We all pieced french braid table runners.

Where in the Heck have I been?

Well as you can see it's been April since my last post. Well the idea when I started this blog was that I would have time to devote to it since I was going to be retiring in April.  Well things have changed in the household and it turns out I am not retiring.  It's really a bummer, but I'm getting used to the idea.  At least I can talk about it now without crying, so I'm making progress.  So I will try and keep updated with my projects and thrifting, but I won't be able to devote as much time as I had hoped.  Thanks for stopping by.