Friday, February 24, 2012

Busy week! Treasures, and other things!

It has been a busy week (longer than that, actually) for me.  On Thursday, hubby, youngest son and I headed towards Oklahoma to visit Oklahoma State University.
Oklahoma State University
We toured the university on Saturday.  The tour group was so big that they ran out of seats for everyone.  Our tour guide was from Tulsa, where we used to live.  We all loved OSU!  Now, to get youngest son to sign up for his dorm choices quickly.  While we were there, we passed 2 quilt stores (I only got to stop at one) and several antique and thrift stores.  I didn't get to stop at any on this visit, but, I'll be back!  We did stop in Tulsa on the way to visit friends.  One of them even gave youngest son an OSU mug and Chocolate bar.  While driving around we passed a sign that said 'Estate Sale.'  Well, I made hubby pull over.  I found some goodies for my MIL (shhh... it's a secret) and I also found some goodies for ME!
Silver-plated, covered serving dish

Silver lidded powder dish with puff, the lid has a mirror underneath
They didn't have anything 'sewing' but, they had these lovelies!  I can't wait to put some powder in the powder dish.  I don't think it's ever been used.  That's ok, I'll use it!

After we left Stillwater (OSU), we drove thru Kansas to visit oldest son at his college.  We stopped at the Kansas Welcome Center near Laurence and I found these two items.
Kansas thimble

fabric bowl

bottom of fabric bowl
Did you see who made this bowl?  Hubby said I just had to have it since my name is on it already!  This bowl was made by Cheryl Travis.  There is a group that sells Kansas products here.  You can purchase lots of crafty things from them online at the link.

When I got home I found these pretties waiting for me in the mail from Leona's Quilting Adventure.  Check her out.  She's having a giveaway thru today.

clipboard, fat quarter, Birthday card and thread
Thanks for the great Birthday goodies, Leona!  I just love getting birthday goodies!

The day before we left, I passed this lovely machine on.  I was part of a 'Pony Express' for this machine.  I picked it up and held it for 6 weeks for the new owner.  I handed it off to someone else, and, now it is much closer to the new owner.  I got to drool over it for 6 whole weeks!  

 Well, I keep trying to upload pictures of my 'secret project' but, Picasa just won't 'sync' the pictures.  I was going to join Sarah's 'Whoop! Whoop!  Oh well.  I don't know why these pictures will sync, but not the two I want.  Computers and computer programs baffle me.  I'll try again another time.

I DID get a finish while on the drive to Oklahoma.  I finished the binding on this quilt for Kari.  I gave it to her for her Birthday earlier this week.
Kari's quilt
 Sorry I didn't get a picture of it with the binding done.  I just ran out of time.  Have a Great Weekend!


  1. You are one busy cookie! Always a treasure hunter - are you part pirate?

  2. Lots of pretties!!!!...and .....well....if I had that machine to hold onto for six weeks, and I had to deliver it to someone else, I would have said it fell out of the car! It's beautiful! Accidents happen, you know! ;-)

  3. I just love that antique machine! I don't know if I could of let it go. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Yours looks wonderful!

  4. Oh my goodness - what lovely goodies! I love the powder dish - *drooling*!!!! Reminds me of one my grandmother gave me as a child... not because it is similar - it was not silver but cardboard with flowers on it - but because of the powder puff. Oh the lovely memories it invoked. I loved using that powder puff! Thanks for the great memories this morning! =^..^=

  5. Ooooh, I love that powder dish! And how could you bear to let that handcrank go? I wasn't yours and there are ethics and honesty involved.... but that is gorgeous!


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