Friday, August 28, 2015

Thursday, August 27, 2015

HWY 127 Yd Sale in Ohio: Bag 2

    On a recent post entitled:
I started showing you what came in a 2$ bag.

The ziplock bag had some jewels. 

Take a look.

 

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Crochet pot holders.
Not something that was made overnight.
Double ply.
Small stitches using cotton yarn.
Whipped stitched around the edge AND top stitched by machine.

The blue potholder had a scalloped blanket stitch around the edge.
Notice the double yarn used in the tiny stitches which made for a thick, sturdy potholder.
These potholders had been used, but had no stains.
Lines were perfectly matched.
Notice the color change.


I am using these in my kitchen.
I need to find a use for old aprons. Love the attention to detail in lace and hand embroidery.
I first thought this lace might have been crochet, but I don't think so.
From the machine stitching, I believe it was homemade.

Even though the apron seemed to be well worn & laundered many times, the blue stamping is still there.
I first thought I had a couple of pieces of feed sack cloth, but instead there was roughly 7 yards of vintage fabric.  What should I make from it?
Did I get my money's worth?


See more on this year's World Longest Yard Sale trip
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WW Change Over Time
Mr. G's Shots
Bag 1
Batting Bag Deal
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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Wordless Wednesday #135 ~ Roads Traveled

Not too far from home

A few more miles farther.

FAR from home on the California coast.

 We've been fortunate to travel lots of roads,
and hope to travel far on many more. 

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Sharing at several Linky Parties.
Adding today:

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I've been using this software in place of Photoshop for several years.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Polly Flinders on the World's Longest Yard Sale

 Found a box of scraps north of Hamilton, OH on Hwy 127.  Again, I was surprised at the price.  After, I bought it and closed up the box, she pointed out it came from Polly Flinders in Cincinnati. My first thought was, "Who is Polly Flinders?" Sounds like a movie akin to "Mary Poppins" or "Molly McPhee."

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               At a glance at the yard sale, fabrics seemed to be scraps from a factory with a couple of good size pieces.


 One of the things I really enJOY doing is to sort a collection of  fabrics at my work space. It's a calming activity for me as I admire the colors and textures of the fabrics and dream of how I can use them.
The white pieces turned out to be in 2 shapes.  It was a heavy textured cotton like one might use for a spring coat or jacket.
               There were actually several pieces more than a yard long (stack on left), and several pieces of 1/4 yd or fat quarters (middle stack). The stack on the right were smaller scrap pieces that up to 5 inch squares can be cut.

Cost?  $3

Soap Box
           I know nothing about brand name clothing.  It never made any difference to me what brand name was on a piece of clothing and never will. I especially never wanted me nor my children to wear an emblem of a brand name to do free advertising for them.  My problem is I look too closely at the construction, and most of the time am let down and wonder why the high price. Then it must be the name that is valuable, but why?  
               A quick research tells me that Polly Flinders was a brand name for dresses, famous for their smocking during the 60's & 70's and sold mostly at Sears.  I see lots of these garments are now sold second hand online and have retained their value or possibly cost more than original price. 
               The 60's & 70's would have been the time I would have been buying my children clothing, however I made all their clothes except for jeans.  We saved aluminum cans, and when I knew we had about $5 worth of cans, I would cash them in and go to Dollar store and buy a $5 pr of jeans. The kids despised the fact they weren't brand name jeans.  Goodwill would have been nice back then.
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See more on this year's World Longest Yard Sale trip
@
WW Change Over Time
Mr. G's Shots
Bag 2
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Sharing at several Linky Parties.

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I've been using this software in place of Photoshop for several years.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Batting Bag Deal

On the World's Longest Yd Sale (HWY 127) this year,
I grabbed some batting scraps.
Any idea what I paid?

Yd sale tip: take your own shopping bags.
In the future, I will take more pillowcases.
This pillowcase came off the pillow in the car.

There was a variety of low, high loft & cotton, polyester.
Have you guessed what I paid?

               When I first saw the box of scraps, I pulled out a couple of pieces and they were small, but just the right size for me to practice some free motion quilting which I'm trying to learn.  Turns out many pieces were large enough for baby quilts,and there was one piece of white cotton large enough for the backing of a baby quilt.
Now do you have any idea what I paid?  
Actually, that's a trick question because you never know
how much something will cost at a yard sale.
It all depends on how attached the seller is to the merchandise,
or how bad they want to get rid of it but get something for it.
               Another tip: This is the same pile as the picture before. I just happened to have a vacuum bag I used to store some of the batting.
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5 whole dollars!
 got eaten up again.
Yes, Mr. G & I love yard sale-ing, because
it's like hunting for treasures. 

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See more on this year's World Longest Yard Sale trip
@
WW Change Over Time
Mr. G's Shots
Bag 1
Bag 2
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Sharing at several Linky Parties
You MUST check them out for great ideas!
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I've been using this software in place of Photoshop for several years.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Sunday Best ~ HWY 127- Ohio


West Central Ohio on Hwy 127


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I've been using this software in place of Photoshop for several years.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Quilt Shot Block #40~ Flying Geese for Midnight Mystery Quilt

Flying Geese

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            Decided to start another quilt with Dad's shirts by doing the Midnight Mystery Quilt. 
Meadow Mist Designs Mystery Quilt
The directions say the fabrics can be scraps, so I thought I'd go for it. The fabric selection for set C was purple so I went for a dark colored shirt. Fabric D was white so I used one of the white shirts.
        We were supposed to cut the fabrics in July, but I've decided to cut as I go. 

            For August, the directions were to make 36 Flying Geese the No Waste method. 
                Instead of drawing the lines in the small squares, I found that I could iron a crease in 4 of the squares at a time.  That saved some time.  
This method worked well, but 4 layers of cloth at a time was the limit.




Longest part of the process was trimming the flying geese.
36 of them.
Very little of the 2 shirts was used to make the Flying Geese.

 Both shirts were short sleeve. 
 For the white, I used the back of the shirt and one sleeve.
For the stripped shirt I only used the back.
               Anxious to see the directions for September for the Midnight Mystery Quilt.  It may not be too late for you to join. It's free!  The quilt will be finished in March, 2016.
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