Estate Sale Motherload

Ok, ok I know you are mad (Auntie Jan) because I haven't been on here, but I finally have something cool to post about!! So I text my mother this past weekend and all I could say was "I've hit the motherload!!" Of course I was talking about the motherload of estate sales!! I got some really great deals, and I am talking $1.00/box deals!! Well here is the stuff I found in a few boxes that I am keeping...

Isn't this little scene so cute!

I also love this tin that has been painted.


Well I did manage to find one more good box of stuff and I will share that with you later.


Turquoise & Orange Tango!

So this past Saturday I attended a Quilt-in-a-day workshop with my mother-in-law. Being a somewhat seasoned sewer, I thought it would be fun to just get out of the house and be creative all day. I realized quite early in the day that I would NOT be taking a finished quilt home, but more than enough pieces to finish!!
The quilt pattern we were working on is a log cabin quilt with flying geese and so far it is looking pretty good! I chose some very bold colors that I love and it is coming together pretty easily. It was going along pretty well until some of the other ladies decided my machine sounded pretty aweful, so out came the oil and my sewing machine got a little work done! They were mortified when I told them that it probably hadn't been serviced in 30 years or so.... ha!
You will have to see someday when I get this finished what the design will look like!
Also, it is so beautiful out today that it reminds me of spring...and spring cleaning. Check back tomorrow for some of my favorite spring cleaning ideas!!