Thursday, February 25, 2010

Yea! It's snowing!

Yippee! It is snowing again! Tell me why I live in Ohio again? I don't ski.
Enough already. Uncle. Please show me some spring!

I found this beautiful quilt at GW for $2.00. I want to curl up with it and cover up my head until spring.

Beautiful sideways birds. Camera skills? none! Happy hunting! Robin

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

What is it?

Do you know what this is?
I didn't have a clue until I saw the tag. My Mr. Wonderful dropped me (like a hot potato) at the Heritage square antique mall in Columbus and he went to the Dome to hit golf balls on Sunday.

A hanky holder! Who would have thought. Not really an antique but too cute!

The hankies make her a very pretty dress.

This was the thrill of the hunt! Happy hunting! Robin

Hanky tablecloth

I did it! The hanky tablecloth is finished!

If nothing else this blog has made me finish what I start in a timely manner. I have been known to start a sewing project, and when the going gets tough I tuck it away. This tablecloth could have been one of those projects. I had a hard time deciding how to finish it. I am glad I stuck with it.
I also would like to thank each of you that has visited me here in blog land. Your comments, emails and phone calls have cheered me on. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Happy hunting! Robin

Sunday, February 21, 2010

A show of hands

More treasures from my trip to the GW on friday. Smalls as they call the good junk was half price, and she scores again!
The two hands in the back were marked 50 cents. yes, you heard me right. Where will I put the hands you ask?

Here with all the other hands, of course, in this awesome desk we found at an auction.

Just a little scary?! One of those collections that got out of hand. LOL

The hands holding the box in the middle is a cigarette holder. There is an ashtray to match somewhere.

The sad thing is this is not all the hands, there are more in the sewing room.

I am a woman of excess, and Mr. Wonderful is my enabler. Happy hunting! Robin

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Fridays thrift finds part 1 or getting dressed after 4 days in my PJs

No, not the same PJs for 4 days! I got new ones for every day of the week from the girls at Christmas. So I got dressed on Friday and headed to the GW. Score! My name is Robin and I am a bookaholic!
Angel clip-art


Fabled land;beautiful pictures;

A fantasy trip to Edinburg. I Love castles! So many books so little time. There is a nasty rumor of more snow on Monday. I better go wash my PJs. Back later with thrifting part deux. Happy hunting! Robin

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Yo Yos

If you ever hear that I have been commited; this is why. Yo yos. Yes, little circles of fabric. My first daughter, Crystal will be the one to sign the papers. Quite often she calls and asks me what I'm doing. My response is; sewing yo yos. The fact that I have boxes of the little fabric circles stored away doesn't help my case. Yes, they are sorted by color. So what!
This is a jar of sewn yo yos waiting for a project.

What a fun way to use fabric scraps.

This is three of the pillows that I have made from yo yos. I remember my grandmother had one when I was a little girl.

I love the two shades of pink in this coverlet. The texture of the yo yos are very eye pleasing.

They are whimsical and they pop.(as they would say on hgtv)

This is the first coverlet that I made about 8 years ago.

If you sew over 1000 yo yos together, this is what you get. This coverlet would fit a full bed. Done in my favorite colors.

As you see the evidence is mounting. I wonder if they allow sharp objects where I will be going? I hope

Mr. Wonderful and his John Deere got to move a lot of snow this week. We are running out of places to put it. Enough already.Please......... Happy hunting! Robin

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentines day! I am sending some beautiful cards that I found at an auction.
I put them in shadow boxes and hung them in the dining room.

I leave them up all year.

More valentines from the same auction. These were dated 1965.

Mr. Wonderful got me these gorgeous pink roses. What a welcome sight in the middle of winter.

I can't wait to see the first bulb push thru the ground.

He also gave me the bright red rose in the center of this arrangement. Every year for valentines day he gives me one of these beautiful real roses. They are preserved and dipped in 24K gold.

I love roses. Roses are my favorite decorating theme. I never tire of their beauty.

Now here is Mr. Wonderfuls valentines present, his birthday present and his christmas present for the next 10 years. Just kidding! If he could only use them really soon. Love to all and happy hunting! Robin

Friday, February 12, 2010

Today I cleaned the sewing/button room. Tallulah was happy to just stand around and ask questions. She wanted to know if there was thread in the thread chest. Thread?
Never that!



colored jewels; Oh my!

1928 costume jewelry,

and more garage sale bling!

Jackie O. pearls. Tallulah was speechless. Happy hunting! Robin