Saturday, August 8, 2015


My quilt was accepted into the SAQA "Oasis" exhibit in Palm Springs.  If you are attending, you can look for my little sail boat, sailing in the deep blue sea.  :)

My miniature has been shipped to Houston.  The show isn't until late October, but the judging will be done by mid-Sept.  They have quite the time line.

Other than that, I haven't done much that is quilt-related this week.  oh wait.  Yes I did.  I went to a couple of estate sales, and picked up more treasure.  I love this little marble table.  It's the perfect size for an afternoon of lounging by the pool with a book and something cool to drink.  The top is marble, the base is heavy metal.  (Not the radioactive kind.)
 This little rabbit is also metal.  He was so cute, I had to bring him home.
 I found two of these calla lily stepping stones.  They add sparkle to my shade garden.
 I couldn't resist this chair, with the carved roses in the back.  I don't know what I'll do with it, other than stroke the carvings.  yeah, I'm kind of odd like that.
This was my favorite purchase yesterday - if I had a favorite.  I bought too many things, and I've put almost all of them to use already.  It's a giant clamshell.
 I scrubbed it after taking the picture.  I thought you might get an idea of its size, with the pint glass and the 4" tiles.
 Today I bought this utensil sorter for $1.  I wasn't sure what to do with it, until I remembered my box of Masterpiece thread.
 It's not very easy to pick a color when they're stored in the box.  In fact, I never use this thread, because I never remember that I have it available.
 The utensil holder is the perfect size.  Look at that!  It even holds the rest of my Masterpiece thread, that didn't fit in the box.  I'm guessing that I will use it a lot more, now that I can actually see it!  Best dollar I spent today!  :)
And I guess that's about it.  I stitched out a label, and have a dozen more that need to be stitched.  Oh!  And I promised a picture of that old quilt top that is now bound.  I'll have to take that picture tomorrow, and then post it.  Something to look forward to.  Goals are good.  :)


sewmuchfun said...

Congratulations on your quilt! Love your estate finds...

Barbara Sindlinger said...

Congrats on your quilt going to Palm Springs. It's not that long of a drive that you can't swing down there to see it.

You picked up some real treasures at the estate sale. Lucky you.

Elaine said...

I love estate sales. You scored! Also, congrats on your acceptances.