Things are getting better. It was a really rough couple of weeks there but the storm is passing and Little Dude is doing better. He is even tolerating preschool which started this week, dare i say almost liking it even. What a relief. If he didn't take to it, i wasn't going to force it, i'd just keep him at home but this is better. It gives me time to do my Etsy/Ebay/thrifting stuff. I'm having a good spell that way.
Two weeks ago I remembered there was an estate sale of a quilter. A good quilter. I remembered a few hours into it and when we arrived people were scurrying out with the things i like...vintage tablecloths, quilts, jars of buttons etc. I figured it was pointless but made my way through up to the sewing room. I should say that we live in a nice part of New Jersey so these quilter's estate sales are a treasure trove because they always have the best supplies, machines, etc. We also live in somewhat of a farm area so I know there are feedsacks lurking around although I never once ran into any. Welllll, i found a room stacked with quilts. Quilts I'd love to buy but can't/won't shell out the money for. While the diggers were in there digging i went to the room next door for space and breathing room. Dragging two kids through a packed house with gobs of people is not fun so i found the quiet room and everything i bought that day came from that room except Little Dude's vintage train set. What I found is what I've been waiting for... piles of feed sacks. Lovely old feedsacks. I slowly built a pile not believing my luck. I went back the next day and bought a few cutter quilts. There's not much to salvage but i'm gonna find a way because these lovely soft feedsack quilts are just priceless in my eyes.
Well that was half the house and today the sale began for the rest of it. I again showed up late because LD did not want to leave the house. After some bribery we got there around noon. I didn't get much but what i did I'm very happy with. Two more beat up quilts, odds and ends buttons and knitting needles galore. Some of the tools in there i don't even know what they are. Something else from this sale...they were collectors and had lots of primitives which i'm not really into but some of it was dang cool like the wooden baby walker from the early 1900's. Amazing contraption that was. Looked a little dangerous for little Johnny but it was adorable. I should have taken a picture but with Baby Girl poised on one hip and LD at my side, there's no time for that kind of stuff. It was so cool though. I didn't realize they had baby walkers in the early 1900's.
You should see me around a bit more. Once i get Etsy updated with some items and Ebay listings done.
I'll post more pictures soon (some are already in flickr) but this is my absolute favorite find.
It's a very very old book and you can barely open the book but this cover.........this cover just won me right over. I think i'll put it on some pretty scrapbook paper with the book in a 12 x 12 3 dimensional frame for baby girl's room. I just think it's adorable. Here's a little closer up...
I don't want to alter the book because it's obviously an antique. The cover is almost woodlike. Just adorable though isn't it?
The old quilts are a close second...i'll have to take some pictures of the others. They are truly beat up cutters though.