Sunday Stash

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Sunday Stash Report, amongst other things. This week, my stash grew a bit (which is what it needs to keep doing for awhile – it’s such a sad little stash… Mike might disagree, but he’s not yet seen all of the fabulous stashes I’ve seen here!) Through ridiculous vigilance, I scored some primo Moda charm pack and FQ deals on eBay. Keeping my eyes peeled led to charms for less than $5 (including shipping!) and 12 Kansas Troubles FQs for around $15. Not bad, not bad. It does add up, though, and once again I find myself waiting for payday. Boo!

New Heights/New Depths: For better or for worse, I now have a dedicated “string scrap basket.” After slicing through all that Anna Maria Horner, and after having recently read a bunch of things I can do with tiny little scraps (thanks to Sew, Mama, Sew’s Scrap Buster Month) I took these:

Strings

Strings

And some of their friends and plopped them into a nice, large basket to collect and stew in their own juices until I figure out what to do with them. I made a couple of hairkerchiefs, but discovered I’d bought hairbands sized for toddlers (or so it seems – they make no such claim.) Also, they don’t lie correctly, but rather stand straight up like some kind of crazy striped nurses’ hat from the 50’s:

Dur.

Dur.

I think some topstitching might fix that little problem, and after stretching the bands over a rack hangar for 24 hours, they’ve loosened up and feel less like tiny boa constrictors attempting to squish my skull.

I spent Friday (which is my Saturday) running around to an estate sale (where I scored the following library table for $60!)

Library Table

Library Table

I also explored an antique shop, where I found literally thousands of treasures, including many antique quilts (these are just a few – there were dozens:)

Antique quilts

Antique quilts

Baskets of vintage buttons:

Baskets of Buttons

Baskets of Buttons

An actual spinner’s wheel!

Dont see many of these anymore

Don't see many of these anymore

I adore this vintage version of my current stand mixer:

Old Sunbeam

Old Sunbeam

Of course, there were things present one might not expect to find in an antique shop:

Seriously?

Seriously?

It was a wonderful day, though, and I spent a good deal of time soaking in the gorgeous Michigan autumn color. We’re being gifted with a wonderful, long-lived fall.

Lovely

Lovely

I got to stop and look at some wonderful old barns and farms:

Grey on Grey

Grey on Grey

It was a really good day. 🙂 I made progress on the Tetris Elemental quilt top, which I finished yesterday and will post most about at some point. But now, I have to go to work.

Have a wonderful Sunday, everyone!

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4 responses to Sunday Stash


  1. what a beautiful scenery shot,gorgeous fall colors. I am a country girl so I enjoyed the barns picture too, they are neat to me. I have one of those Sunbeam Mixers. Carefull with those strings. Working with them becomes addictive and you start to save every little piece to make more and more projects.

  2. Be careful buying stash stuff or it will start to overtake you and your space. Try to buy stuff with a project in mind not just to add to your stash. When I first started out quilting, everyone said this and that about their stash and now mine is probably bigger than all their’s put together.Even the shop owners know that I used to buy yards of fabric just for the stash. I haven’t done much of that this year. Thank God for this stash busting group and weekly report or I might be in the poor/dog house.

  3. I have just spent the past couple hours getting to know ya… You are a hoot!

    I have laughed out loud… and wiped tears out of my eyes so I could continue to read… I’m so glad you only started a couple months ago… or I’d be here all night!

    Keep at it girl – you’re doing just fine!

  4. Erin

    Eileen, thanks – I love old barns… they stir such a deep sense of nostalgia. As for the strings, I haven’t touched them yet – we’re sort of eying each other warily at this point. 😉

    Mary-Kay – I usually *try* to have a project in mind, but sometimes, there’s something Just Too Perfect, and I make up a project on the spot to rationalize. Sadly, I can rationalize just about anything… thanks for the advice!

    Howdy – I’m really glad you’re enjoying the ramblings. I just can’t help myself at this point – I like Sharing. 😀 I just found your site a short while ago and haven’t had time to sit down and go through it yet. Soon!

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