Thursday, July 24, 2008

I Miss These Guys,

but I am having a fun week. You may remember on my last post where I said I was going to stay close to home and work on some projects, housework, blah, blah, blah. Well, I didn't.

Instead, I drove out to pick up a cute desk/vanity on craigslist, and since I was out already I didn't want to waste all that gas and just come home so I stopped at a couple thrift stores. (Are you at all surprised?) I'm so glad I did because I found several fun things. A great dresser which just needed a little sanding and new knobs for next to nothing, some sliver monogram napkin rings with different letters on each one, a cute little white kids chair, a simply adorable little dog oil painting and some other little things.

I almost did the happy dance when I spotted a very sweet old bride/groom wedding topper to add to my collection at the Goodwill. Price? .99! Wee Hoo!

Here's the most recent picture of my collection. (Click for better view) Do you think I have gotten a bit carried away? I don't care if you do. I love them!

Yesterday I drove down to Silverton to spend the day with Joy. I took my new sewing machine. Hey, did I ever mention that I bought myself a new sewing machine? I didn't? Well, up until we left for Maui I had been using my Mom's Bernina, which I just adored. I had my own machine, but my Mom's Bernina was like sewing through butter. I just loved. Anyway, she wanted it back and I promised her I would take it in for servicing before giving it back to her. So, the place I took it just happened to be having a sale on their machines and before I knew it, I bought my very own brand new baby. A Bernina 230. Can a person really be in love with a machine? Well, I'm here to tell ya, that it's possible. I am in love and I don't care who knows it.

Wow, did I ever get off track. Okay, went to Joy's and I made another shopping cart liner while she worked on some aprons.

Here's a picture of the cart liner I made. This one I will be taking to my next show which will be in Oregon City on August 24.

Joy made the cutest apron for Diane. Here she is modeling it. Joy tried to get me to make an apron, but I was too tired and lazy so I just sat around visiting doing nothing. It felt good to be doing nothing for a change.

Today I will be heading over to my doctor to get my foot looked at. I have been having a lot of pain in my right heal (bone spurs, I think) so I thought I should get it checked out. Hopefully they can do something for me as I am tired of hobbling around like a little old lady. *Apologies to any little old ladies that read my blog. I am also going to meet my lunch lady buddy, Debbie for some lunch at our favorite Thai restaurant and get caught up on her recent trip to South Dakota.

This week is really flying. Tomorrow I will most likely hit a few garage sales, try to get a little house work done. Saturday morning, Isabel and I will head out early to go to the Barn House Flea Market. We are both slated to be judges at the Chili Cook Off and Sweets competition. It's a hard life, but someone's gotta do it. Isabel has been to Joe and Jermonne's before, but this is my first time. I am super exicted as there is a whole bunch of great vendors selling what I'm sure will be awesome stuff. I'll be back on Saturday or Sunday morning to show you what I scored.

Before I forget. Look what came in the mail for me yesterday. Timi sent me this sweet belated birthday gift of vintage paper runners and two sweet pink glasses. Thanks so much Timi, but I was really looking forward to that half bag of charcoal brickettes you said you found for me.

Sweet Rene was so kind to give me this award. I was able to meet Rene last spring when Joy had a sale at her house. Stop on over at her blog and say hello. Thanks so much for honoring me with this award Rene. I really appreciate it.

That's it for me today. Wow, didn't think this post would be so long. Oh yeah, one more thing to show you.

Here is a little side table/cabinet I picked up at a garage sale last weekend. All I did to it was give it a little sanding. Did I ever tell you how much I love my electric sander? Maybe on another post.


Anonymous said...

I'm so thrilled to hear that you'll be at the Barn House market! I'll be there with my 2 daughters, shopping and judging the bake off!!!!
I can't wait to meet you and see all of you wonderful lovlies in person!


Connie said...

I'm lovin' all your photos and sweet items, chickpea!! WOW! You're so close to me I could shout and you'd hear me! Come on over and visit with me, sweets!

Anonymous said...

love your colection of wedding toppers!!!......I have a few,too....but, not as many as you do!!!!!I was at the GW today and thought of you as i saw some things with pink roses, and thought,, I didn't buy them...thought I'd leave 'em for you!!!!

Angie said...

i love your wedding cake toppers, too! i am just getting started collecting them..i only have 2 so far! it is fun to search for them though. and..i love your shopping cart liner? do you use a pattern for that?


Kathy said...

Hi your wedding toppers are great! I love them also and was so tickled to find one on my way to Monticello today at a garage sale. It of course came back home with me.Have a fun weekend Kath

Linda said...

Congratulations on your award, you have a great blog and are most deserving.
I love your bride and groom collection! Have a happy weekend...hugs, Linda

Kim's Treasures said...

I love it all...big surprise! I really love your cart liners...could you come to Michigan please?
Have a great night!

Anonymous said...

I love all the wedding cake toppers, they are awesome. The paper runner is amazing, what a sweet gift. I'm an avid reader of your blog and thought it was about time I stopped being a stalker and posted a comment.


Patina said...

Lisa, I have a weekness for wedding toppers also, so I understand. It sounds like you had a great time at Joys, it's always fun hanging out with friends. It sounds like you had a good thrifting day too!

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