It's easy when I've been chatting with you to go on chatting with you, and a little hard to jump back in when I've been gone.
I feel like there's so much that's happened, and here I am with hardly any pictures to show for it all! Yet.
Rosie is working on getting her real official wedding photos put together, her flower post, her quilt post, and her mononucleosis post -- yes, she was a mono bride, how's that for bad luck! Wait, did I already tell you about that?
It was quite an adventure! Nothing like slowly moving from the sofa to bed to get your wedding plans whipped into shape! Nothing like shopping by pretty much standing in the main aisle and having your mom or your sister dash off to bring you things to consider!
Deirdre has something up her sleeve, but has to wait for the gift-opening to settle down -- we wouldn't want to spoil any surprises!
paper vibe to LMLD, since she loves all things stationery, as evidenced by the reams of elegant printed matter which her wedding to Nick occasioned.
None of which I have photos of! So.
How about a humble yard sale? Remember when I told you that you have to try to find your supplies on the cheap? Well, there is a lady not far from me who holds two yard sales a year. She has the most amazing amount of crafting supplies, most of it neatly packed in ziploc bags in plastic bins and set out for all to rummage. Christmas ornaments, needlepoint, embroidery, dolls, you name it, she has it in embryo form.
I've found some great vintage material there, and this weekend was no exception. I don't know where she keeps it all -- "his" garage (whoever "he" is), apparently; she promised "him" she would clear it all, but there is no way. "He" is doomed.
I wouldn't call the things dirt cheap, but they are not too bad -- certainly better than the fabric store.
I love making aprons out of this kind of material (like this one -- is it the same material?). It's so cute! A little rick-rack, and you are all set for that bridal shower!
I thought that this would make an awfully cute backing for a toddler quilt:
How adorable are those figures? I think that with the properly colorful front, the drabness of the beige background could be livened up.
This is several yards of linen from one of those towel roller thingies they used to have -- I can barely remember them from my childhood. You had to yank really hard with both hands to get it to roll to the clean part. The dirty part rolled up the back, quite mysteriously.
The linen is so delightfully thick and lustrous. Linen you get today is too chopped -- it doesn't have the texture of the old stuff. Isn't this label something else?I have no idea -- other than making dish towels -- what I could do with this. Do any of you have any great ideas?
She had these two seed sacks that I couldn't resist...though, again, not sure what to do with them.
And this -- not vintage but!
So cheerful! This cotton would make a good quilt backing!
Love these vintage doll patterns. Their faces are so sweet.
And an embroidery kit with two linen towels -- all complete -- is going to be a good gift for a young mom who wants to learn some handwork but isn't quite sure what to try.
That was my haul. For $15 I got many yards of fabric and some other goodies! So now I'm getting to work on my projects! And I'll be back here soon, so hang in there with me! If you have anything particular you'd like to talk about (other than what you've mentioned in the comments, which I will eventually get to, I promise), just let me know!