|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
521 Lake Street
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!