Sunday, May 3, 2009

THIS AND THAT

I got up early on Saturday morning to go to some garage sales. I didn't have to set the alarm, because I usually wake up at 5:30 or earlier anyway. When I saw this old rocking chair, I thought they would want quite a bit for it, so I was shocked when they said $2.00!!! It didn't take me long to decide to get it (1/2 a second).

I have been wanting something nice on my front porch and they also had this rocking chair for $2.00, so I grabbed it as well. The red milk can was at another house for $2.00. I had a very good day at garage sales!
This wire egg basket looked interesting and was only $1.00.
These butterfly blocks were made by my grandmother, probably in the 1940's or 50's. I guess she only made these two. Maybe someday I will make more so I can have a butterfly quilt .
Besides working on hand piecing my tumbler block rows together, I have been paper piecing these stars for a project that I don't want to tell about yet. I'm not very fond of paper piecing and I seem to have to unsew a lot when I do it.
Another week starting. Hope it's a good one!

10 comments:

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Of course those butterfly blocks popped right up at me! Lovely keepsakes. And sweet sweet stars. Paper piecing alludes me but I love seeing what others do.

StitchinByTheLake said...

I have an egg basket like that one and I just love it! Great buys! blessings, marlene

a good yarn said...

Oh my - how lucky were you at the garage sales! I love both chairs/rockers. Wouldn't it be lovely to make some more butterflies and finish the quilt. You stars look neat and tidy to me. I wonder what the finished project will look like? I bet there will be some red in there somewhere.

Happy Stitching...Ann :)

Thimbleanna said...

Wow - those are some great deals! I LOVE those star blocks you're making -- they look so perfect!

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

I just want to know what took you so long in deciding on the chairs...lol...I'm like you, just about a 1/2 second and they would have been in my car too. They are fantastic, love the quilt peices also. Are the butterflies large enough to make pillows to put in your rocker?
Molly

Lea said...

That's a bargain! :-)
I love your star blocks.... It looks very patoriotic.*S*

Shawn said...

WOW!! What great deals you got!!!
Love that rocker especially.
Shawn

Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

Oh love those star blocks...can't wait to see what the become.

I just love paper piecing too!!! Hands down the most useful tricks/techniques I have ever learned. :)

Teresa said...

Wow..you did good at those yard sales!

I love the butterfly blocks. I have seen that pattern in old quilts and have always thought they were so neat.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

I love your blog and have enjoyed reading it.
I am still a new blogger but leaning new things each day.
I hope you will stop by and visit me.
The May give away has started....and next week I will be blogging from Disney World.