Friday, June 21, 2013

yardsale, shop till we drop

Two grand daughters of a friend from church are visiting me today.  We started the day out hitting thrift shops and yard sales.  Three of my grand kids joined up with us about half way through my spending money-lol

I think there are going to be several families that are not going to be happy when they see what their kids bring home!

Breely kept the Flinstone collection and the Dora dolls.  Karlee is keeping the Scooby Doo set and Disney.  Lane has the Super man friends.  Not pictured are Amelia's  set of Simpsons family and Tweety birds.  Jasmine has Looney Tunes (I stole the Rooster)  Ben gets Mario and Madagascar animals.  Andrew is getting the Monster inc.

I kept the giraffee for a friend and am negotiating for the zebra-  we will see who wins that one.

Special thanks to Carol for letting me steal her girls today.  I have had a blast spending quarters and dimes!

Friday, June 7, 2013

Mosaic and yardsale

This will be a quick post, I am supposed to be making supper- lol
Today was grandson Andrew's B-day!  I gave him 8 gold dollar coins as a head start on a morning of yard-sales and a trip to the thrift shop.  What a fun day (for me)

I found a baggie of misc ceramic items I can use in my mosaic work someday.

I also found a cut photo frame to use as a gift for a niece who is bringing a baby girl into her life.

And..  I got to show off grand daughter, Karlee's and my newest glass mosaic.  This piece will be a platter to sit on my night stand.  It was made using the scraps from my bull dog window.
OK, now back to the kitchen!   cw

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Just a Stringing Along....

I have been stringing.  All the triangles are strung and sub-cut.  I used my GO triangle die to cut phone book paper templates to string too.  I also cut corner triangles to string on.  It didn't take long for me to decide to short cut and just die cut some of the corner sqs----lol.

Issoc Triangle die # 55016  and triangle die # 55009
Six blocks sewn, 24 to GO, then the question is to border or not to border!
This will def. be a scrappy busy keepsake.