Monday, August 6, 2012

Thrifting, Candy and ATS

Gentle Readers and Dear Friends it seems like the weekend just flew by and I didn't accomplish much except for the usual, laundry, vacuuming, and other household things....

We did make it to some of the thrift/consignment shops on Saturday Morning...  and I picked up a few goodies.....


From l to r...  a silicon mold to make ice shot "glasses."   Frozen shots are pretty tasty!!  I found this great Christmas Book, put out by the Minnesota Historical Society, a medium sized rolling pin, a small English creamer (matches a tea pot I have) and two copper over sized cookie cutters...  for $5 it was quite a haul!!
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I stopped off at a Walgreen's yesterday and although not "officially" out on the shelves, looking up a t the overstock area, they are already getting in Hallowe'en candy!!!!  I found these treats....

I have seen the chocolate covered Peeps before, but never the M&M's - I do love me some Candy Corn!!!  So I got them to try and I'll let you know.
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I worked some on ATS.....


Finishing up the Alphabet Band - I kept the odd lettering in places.  Now moving on the next section.

Well, Blogger is acting up and will not let me post any other snaps, so I'll sign off now.  Thanks for stopping by, do stop again!!

Take care,
edgar

17 comments:

Shirlee said...

Love that Halloween candy & the ATS is coming along beautifully! You are so productive! Great buys at the estate sales as well : )

diamondc said...

Dearest Edgar: Wonderful finds on your thrifting trip, I am from Minnesota and thought I had all the Minnesota books was I wrong, I need to find this little jem and read it.
Great work on your stitching, I see you are almost done very exciting.
Copper cookie cutters wow.
Catherine

Gabi said...

WOW ATS is looking gorgeous. You're over the half way mark now aren't you? Love that sampler.
What a nifty idea of the frozen glasses.

Roberta said...

Hey Edgar, just love the Halloween candy definitely let us know how it is!! ATS is coming along nicely. You always do so well at thrift, flea mkts and yard sales - great haul.

Julie said...

Great finds,how lovely to find a creamer to match your teapot.
Super stitching and yummy candy.

Margaret said...

Your ATS is looking great! I am curious about that candy corn M&M's for sure. Love your thrift haul too -- what a great idea to make ice shot glasses!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

ATS looks great, Edgar. I love candy corn too (the Peeps you can keep) and will have to try the M&M's white chocolate corn. Sounds Yummmmm! I want to come to your ice shot glass party!

Mary said...

Cute creamer, I am glad you explained what those cool shooters.....I had no idea. Your ATS is looking fine.....

Jan said...

Love the progress...think I will live vicariously through your stitching of this, since I haven't yet even started it! One of these years, right? lol

Your haul at the thrift store is amazing and the total price is awesome! Have a great week!

Bianca said...

Wow, you made out like a bandit with all those great finds for only 5 dollars! Those frozen shot glass molds are so cool. I'm usually too "wimpy" for shots, but those would make me want to take one :) ATS looks great.

JillMN said...

OK Edgar, you got me. I have been following your ATS and "drooling". I think MamaJoan and I are going to do this as an SAL starting 1/1/2014. Your piece is just gorgeous!

Joy said...

I've had the candy corn M&Ms before. They are AWESOME!!!!!

Barb said...

I love the look of your sampler!! That candy-well I think I'll have to make a quick trip to Walgreens!!

Louise said...

Edgar, great find of goodies over the week-end. You will have to let us know how the candy tastes, I have never seen either one of those candies here in Canada, guess I will have to look harder or get some when I go to the States in October. lol

~Judy~ said...

Edgar, I LOVE your ATS! I bought this pattern in the Spring and have yet to start it. Seeing yours "grow" makes be want to. May I ask what count fabric you did yours on and are you doing 1 over 1, 1 over 2, 2 over 2 etc.??

Edgar said...

Hi Judy - To answer your question - I am using LL 36ct "Vintage Sand Dune" - and I am stitching it 1 over 2 - using the recommended GAST Floss (unless I think some other colour looks/works better) ;) e.

Catherine said...

Great goodies and stitches!! The candy looks yummy!!