Monday, March 23, 2009

Sales-ing, Stashing and Stitching

Another weekend of running around - in and out of the rain this time!! Once again we were stunned by what some people think an "estate sale " is and what constitutes a garage sale!! But there were some bargains out there and here is a snap of some stuff....

I picked up the Florida plate for .50 - it was really filthy and I ran it through the dishwasher and out popped a great piece of tourist china from the 60's!! The little cross Dale got for me - is from El Salvador and this is the second one to enter the collection - it is also a piece of tourist art but I really like the bold colours and this one had a Llama on it - and how often do you see and Llama in religious iconography!!! The mags and the gorgeous linens I picked up at Needle in a Haystack - we ran over there on Saturday afternoon - I also picked up the BBD chart and the Gilt Silke Twist - in "Lincoln Grene" - this beautiful silke twist stuff was made for the jacket that the Plimouth Project is working on - it is a bit pricey but just beautiful and NIAH has most of the 8 colours they made for the jacket. The linen I needed as I had run my supply way down and I needed a specific piece for the BBD Mystery from last year - the end piece on the right is the piece for that project - and I needed a piece for "Lo the rose" - it will be one of the lighter ones. Here is a snap of some of my other recent stashing acquisitions -

Not too much, but enough to keep me busy....

I worked on VoHRH and did quite a bit on square 11 - here is a very poor snap -


I am about 70% through this one and then it will be on to the last square!!!

There were a few movie this weekend but I will save that until tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Take care,
edgar

19 comments:

Wendy said...

Looks like a wonderful weekend, Edgar!!!

doris said...

Ooooh, you're getting so close to finishing the Village! I so want to go to Needle in a Haystack. Occasionally, I have to call those girls for something my LNS doesn't have or won't have for a long time.

Gabi said...

Beautiful stitching and great new stash. That little BBD chart is simply gorgeous. I wish I had such a great LNS close by. Hmmm...better not. Would become quite expensive I guess.

Margie said...

Isn't that Gilt Silke Twist stuff wonderful? I have a spool of the green myself and I'd love to get a couple more of the colors. :-)

Deb said...

I've been intrigued by that Gilt Silke Twist thread. It looks like wonderful thread. And it looks like you had a great weekend!!!!

Stitchinowl said...

Looks like you had a fun weekend, Edgar. I love, love, love the Florida plate! Enjoy your new stash, you deserve it.

Kathy said...

Great stashing! You are almost done with Village. Can't wait to see it complete.

Michele said...

what great stash Edgar! I love the cross you got .. unique and colorful! and the plate! what a find :) fun stuff!

Terry and I collect Seattle Worlds Fair stuff .. the different tourist plates have always been some of my favorites :)

I'm sooo impressed you are almost done with Village! how cool!

Natasha said...

Ohhh Edgar, I love the fabrics.All so pretty. I have yet to make it over to that Needle in a Haystack One day I will venture to the other side of the bay and shop till I drop LOL

Have a great Day!
Natasha

Carol R said...

There's an article about the Gilt Silke Twist threads in the Spring issue of SANQ magazine. Interesting read.

Great stash haul!

Leila Jo said...

Good to see you at NIAH Saturday. Gotta love that Florida plate - great find!

Melody said...

Edgar, Great progress on the Village. You are almost done!

Glad you had a fun weekend.

Kielrain said...

lovely stash... and oooh, the silke twist thread is sooo pretty. My LNS had all the colours, and just can't come up with a good reason for buying a spool!

Jan said...

Edgar, you got some lovely new stash! Wanted to say hello and let you know how pretty your CHS project is looking! Great stitching!

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Yoyo said...

Edgar, you collect crosses????? So do I. I didn't think anybody else in the world would think to collect crosses. You have to go aways to catch up. I have 14 now, but I've been at it a lot longer than you too. I love this one, I'm sure I don't have anything like it. Although I do have a large wooden hand painted rosary, I think it's from Peru though.

Beautiful buys at NIAH.

Sherry said...

You got some great goodies! I am so jealous that you already have A Weary World Rejoices! I want that chart so bad and plan to get it next order!

Barbeeque4 said...

Hi Yoyo - I collect many things religious - It is just recently that I have been finding crosses that aren't too macabre. I also thought it was from Peru when I picked it up due to the iconography of the Llama- but it is stamped - in red ink- on the back - El Salvador - but who knows where it was really made.