Saturday, June 4, 2011

Thrift store & yard sale finds, and one even better!

$10 Halloween quilt
 Anyone who knows me knows I love thrift stores and yard sales.  I found the quilt at a yard sale yesterday.  It is flannel backed and is beautiful.  They were selling it for a charity.  I DID give them more money for the charity.  It goes to help buy cribs for babies.  Since they can't use the drop-side cribs anymore, they are having to use more money to purchase the cribs.
Light box

yard sale finds

I found the light box at a thrift store the other day.  I will need a light box for an applique project that is due in July.  This will make that project so much easier to get done.  I was really glad that it works.  Now to just get started on the second set of Santa blocks for the exchange.

Giveaway winnings! WhooHoo
Look at the lovely oriental fabric under everything.  I found all three pieces of fabric (all cotton) at a yard sale, along with the 2-sided cutting/ironing mat, the triangle ruler and the whole set of unopened templates.  Total cost for all of them was $4.  The oriental fabric is about 3 yards.  The template set included the 'kite' template, which I can use to make more spiderweb quilts.
Last, but certainly not least, is what came in the mail yesterday.  Look at the lovely fat quarters of chocolate fabric and the great pattern book that came with them.  I won these from Brita over at Scraps of Happiness.  Thanks Brita.  I promised to have a giveaway myself if I ever won one myself.  Now, what to giveaway???  Stay tuned!


  1. Wow! You really hit a huge lucky streak! I just bought a light box, and I've used it several times, and not once for applique, which is why I bought it. So handy, one of those things you don't think you need until you have one:-) Congrats!

  2. Wow...I'd say we need to go shopping together but then we'd have to fight over the goodies! awesome finds and congrats on the giveaway.

  3. Wow did you get some great buys! Great fabric and templates are always fun!


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