Saturday, October 26, 2013

Vintage Finds and an Update!

One of my favorite things to do on the weekend is go to garage sales and see what I can find. Usually I find stuff for around the house, or clothes; today I came across some fantastic vintage finds.  I went to an estate sale - there was a vintage quilt that was completely hand stitched, it was a steal at 50% off (around $100...), but I thought my husband would shoot me for paying $100 for a quilt, this close to closing on our house.  So I passed on that.  Wish I could have bought it..

Anyway, same house, had a box of notions from the lady who, I'm assuming, made the quilt.  I bought the box at a whopping $5.00. Here are a few pictures of my finds :)

Vintage Rocket Needles

Vintage Needles

These old needle packages are getting framed and hanging in my new sewing room. I would like to research more to find out just how old they really are. Anyone know??

The box also had a ton of wooden spools (which is what originally caught my eye)
I took my pictures after I had sorted through everything. There were also several vintage zippers in original packaging, and a bunch of buttons (I had already placed the buttons in the jar I have with my own buttons).

So, since I haven't written in a while - sorry! - I'll give a little update. My sister in law loved the baby quilt that I made for her. That stemmed a request for me to make a t-shirt quilt for a friend of my husband for Christmas. I won't say who, in case by some chance, he reads it. So, with the move, the new job, the hour commute, and the quilting, I haven't had time to blog. Hopefully I'll adjust to all the changes and be able to post more often.

Thanks for reading!

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