Monday, April 4, 2011

My idea of a cardio workout: Auction!

We spent the last Saturday of March at an auction. I love, love, love auctions! My heart races and I get so excited that I can hardly stand myself, not to mention the poor soul bidding against me. This auction is a yearly event in New Washington at the Catholic school. Two rings from 9:30 AM until 5:00 pm. These feedsacks went for well over a hundred dollars and one box of 12 went for two hundred dollars. Wowzer!

Boxes of fabric brought from $70 to $95.

Boxes and boxes of beautiful doilies.

A box of fabric I was lusting for but not willing to pay $80 for. Roses, need I say more?

This odd piece of furniture was a postcard sorter belonging to my dear friend ,Genie Kalb who passed away Sept. 25, 2008. Genie was one of those people that made me want to be a better person after spending time with her. I miss her and think of her often.

Two of three featherweights that were sold that day. One of them went home with my sweet sister-in-law, Margie. One of them came home with me! Goodie,Goodie!! I have wanted one for a while and this one sews beautifully, has the book and attachments.

This xtra small dress form cracks me up. What? It's not a dress form? Really! It would have been the perfect Halloween decor for my sewing room wearing nothing but a spooky apron. I refrained.

One thing that I can not resist is dishes. Especially when a soup tureen and a large platter is being held up and the bid is stuck at $10. You have my attention now! Did you say 53 pieces? Did I say $15? Yep! Those babies came home with me. Now where to put them?

Need I say more?

Cream and sugar anyone?

And just what is this? A cream soup bowl of course. How did I live this long without one?

1910 Women's Home Companion.

Little Blue Books. The titles crack me up!

Old photagraphs

My newest addition. Isn't she sweet?

Postcards from Genie's collection. I never knew that they made post cards that light could pass thru until Genie showed me hers. Now I am the proud owner of these three.

This is the one on the right held up to the light. Oh, so pretty!

Now I have a mystery for you! What the heehaw is this contraption? It is gold and fits on your finger. What is it?

It has a tension adjustment on top and what seems to be a thread holder on the side.

This jewel belongs to a friend that works the auction and has had no luck finding the answer to her mystery. Please help us solve this one. Happy hunting and keep bidding! (unless you see me) ~Robin~

Saturday, March 19, 2011

So much fabric so little time!

The last time that I blogged I told you about the sweet Quilt/fabric shop in Franklin N. C.. You will need a napkin to wipe the drool from your chin because i am going to show you the delicious fabric that I brought home with me! The piece above I bought for a stack and whack project.

This piece I bought for an Apron. Duh!

Trim for apron.

So cute!

Roses! need I say more.

Matchy matchy!

I have no idea what I will do with these, just look at them for a while. Sometimes it is very hard to make the first cut into anything this gorgeous.

I finished the apron this week. I love this pattern, so easy!

Fabric before cutting;

Fabric after cutting. Holy smokes!

Six triangles arranged into a hexagon.

Love this!

My sister-in-law Diana taught me this technique when we were there in February. So much fun! Go to her blog to see the amazing things she did with hexagons Now I need to go cut up some fabric and sew it back together! Happy Hunting! ~Robin~

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

North Carolina and back!

Mr. Wonderful and I made a trip to North Carolina last week. My sweet, sweet father had a mass removed from his chest on Monday. He is recovering wonderfully and we found out today that it was not cancer! Thank each of you for your prayers and well wishes!

We left Ohio on Sunday with a little snow on the ground.When we were almost to Ashville on Rt. 40 the views were breathtaking. Snow in the mountains!

The roads were dry but the mountains were white!

This is what it looked like at the top of the mountain.

There were daffodils blooming in the snow.

I can't tell you how happy I was to see any sign of spring!

I love the majestic mountains. The view changes everyday.

Wonderful homes tucked in the mountainside that you don't see when the leaves are on the trees.

I must tell you that I found my heaven! A sweet, oh so sweet, quilt shop in Franklin, N. C..
This is the eye candy that first set my heart a flutter! I can't resist a rose! This quilt was featured on pg. 38 of the Fall/Winter issue of Quilt Sampler. You could order the kit on line. I was told that they sold hundreds of kits, all cut in the store by the most creative women I ever layed eyes on!

There was no one in sight when I first walked in,so no one saw me do the "happy dance" except my mom. My heart raced and I didn't know what to look at first. The most gorgeous fabrics that I ever did see, and the most beautiful, creative vignettes with special little eye candy everywhere!

Jadeite colors, vintage linen aprons and a child's sewing machine, Oh My!

Colorful quilts hanging from the ceiling;



And to die for!                                             
                                                                                                                                                                                   If you are ever anywhere near Franklin, N. C. you must stop and experience this precious  shop for yourself. Tell Maxine that Robin sent you, and be sure to read the article in Quilt Sampler.                
Visit A Stitch in Time at 23 Macon Center Dr., Franklin, N.C. 28734;  Later this week I will show you the fabric and pattern that I brought home with me. Be prepared to drool! Happy Hunting!   ~Robin~