Friday, July 12, 2013

Something Old, Something New

I hope you're all enjoying your Summer

I thought the best way to catch up here is to show something new and something that I meant to post months ago.
Let's start with something old.
Maybe you remember about a year ago, some of us blog buddies decided to swap Blog Banner Triangles. Well, I did make mine and sent them out (not until September, but I did get them sent) and I received lovely triangles for my Friendship Banner. I just never got around to posting the results on here.
Here are the Friendship triangles I sent.

What fun I had making these. I started with gingham fabric. I added a glitter edge to white crepe paper ruffles. I embroidered the rick rack and layered the yo-yos. The part that I spent the most time on was choosing just the right little girl in an apron to match each color.
Here are the Friendship Triangles I received.

Tammy's In Love

Creative Breathing

521 Lake Street

Zetta's Aprons
Even the backs were great on these.
Thanks again to Tammy, Elizabeth, Sandy and Shirley for their lovely swap packages.
Now for something more recent... My son convinced us to make a trip to a Flea Market on Sunday and I had some good luck. For a few years, I been keeping an eye out for vintage tablecloths. I wanted ones that were stained or have small holes or tears so I didn't feel bad cutting them up for aprons, pillows, valances or whatever I could make with them. Also, I hoped the ones with problems wouldn't cost too much. Since we live next door to Brimfield, Massachusetts (huge antique/flea market 3 times a year) we have quite a few year-round and seasonal places to go junking. I've found many vintage tablecloths but even the cutters had price tags that seemed to be too high for me.
Until Sunday. Here's what I brought home.
Four tablecloths in beautiful colors and graphics. The berry cloth, bottom left, has multiple stains and a small hole. The blue and pink rose cloths, on top, have some discoloration on the folds. The gold rose cloth is perfect. I don't think it was ever used. So what was my bargain price?  $2.50 each! Can't wait to run them through the laundry and start playing with ideas to use them (except the gold rose cloth is going onto my dining room table).
Thanks for visiting.
Next time...I bought a new sewing machine today!


Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Oh I could tell who some of those triangles belonged too before i read the name. ;) I only made one and swapped with Elizabeth.

Love the berry table cloth! carol at The Polka dot closet showed a product that somehow fixes small holes. I'm going to look for it! ♥

Beedeebabee said...

Your triangles are so adorable and so are the ones you received from your swap buddies. What a fun idea that was!...Great flea market finds also! xo

Shirley Hatfield said...

Linda! So glad to see you here...I have been following you on Pinterest so I know you have been looking at fun stuff! I was thinking that gold rose table cloth would be so beautiful for fall. I am always seeing patchwork projects from pieces of vintage table cloths...but it would be so expensive. Have you seen anyone on Etsy or somewhere that just sells pieces? I have been stocking up on vintage pillowcases and flat sheets...quite cheap at Savers and Deseret Industries. The other day I made a pair of pajama pants from a white sheet covered in violets. I couldn't believe how easy it was and they are so comfy in the wearing a cool sheet. Yike! I'm babbling...but it's good to see your blog. =D

Sandy McClay said...

Linda, it is great to hear fromy ou!!! And I love the vintage finds...I remember those so is hot and humid here in Mesa, we re officially in our "monsoon" season...Yuk! :) Hope to hear from you again...hugs, Sandy

Little Susie Home Maker said...

I love the banners you made and I want one!! I know, I wasn't in the swap :(
You did find some really beautiful table clothes!! I never find any! Good or bad shape, i must keep looking.

Patti said...

Oh my, I just love the banner pieces you made! So adorable! And how lucky for you to find the tablecloths for such a sweet price! I only made one, too, for Elizabeth. Hugs, Patti

Musings from Kim K. said...

Love your banner pieces. Good for you on finding some treasures at the flea market.