Today is Sunday Stash Report day…I can make is short and easy. Nothing in. Nothing out….at least no fabric. I did acquire a new stack of reading material though…
I love old quilt magazines so these were a good find. Gracie saw that I had the camera and quickly sat by the stack of magazines so she could get her picture taken…Speaking of Gracie and pictures, today is the last day to go over and vote for your favorite pets on quilts entries at SewCalGal’s blog. Just follow the link to find out more information….if you want to vote just leave a comment. Both participants and voters are eligible to win prizes. Gracie she’s #42 in the dog category or in viewers choice. I finally got a couple minutes to visit some of the other sites….FUN.
The magazines came from a HUGE HUGE HUGE antique and flea market they have in Rochester, MN and in Oronoco, MN. IT IS SO HUGE!! Hubby and I spent one day at each of the venues. Both of us are SO tired. Here’s a little look at some of the things we saw…
Oronoco is a small town just north of Rochester. Ever year on the third weekend in August they have a HUGE (did I say HUGE) sale. The town is about 5 blocks wide and 10 blocks long. At EVERY house in town the home owners rent out the space in front of their house and antique dealers set up shop in front of the homes. There is booth after booth after booth. Church parking lots, wide spots in the street and every little nook of the town is filled with goodies….you just have to walk to find them. I am a walker but today, my feet are killing me.
Here is a trailer filled with HUGE over sized animal statues. What someone would want from them…I have no idea.
Now here’s a booth of victrolas.
There are all sorts of interesting things….aren’t these signs neat? They are made from licence plates. They had lots of cute things in the booth. Shoppers could even make their own words and phrases.
There were a couple things I liked and didn’t purchase…
This little “outhouse” garden shed was one thing….these LONG wire “cages” were another.
Hubby informed me that these are corn crib dryer vents. I wanted them to put in my garden and then get morning glories to grow up them….a lady bought them for the exact same thing before I could get to the owner of the booth.
The booths that hubby was most interested in were filled with pedal toys and toy fire trucks. He has a small collection of firemen related goodies.
The booths that I stopped at had…(you guessed it) QUILTS.
Some hidden by crocks…some just out in the open. Does anyone know anything about this quilt?
The colors are fun. Look close though…how is it all crinkly?
Did someone wash a cotton fabric quilt that had a wool batting in it or was the quilt made that way?
There were so many interesting things to see….I have LOTS more quilt photos to show you but I’ll save that for tomorrow.
If you haven’t been here lately, you may not know that there is a giveaway for an AccuQuilt Rob Peter to Pay Paul die going on….The giveaway ends Tuesday. You can check it out here. Come back on Wednesday. I have a quilt that will be featured on Moda Bakeshop and there’s another giveaway.
Being this is a stash report…here’s my official numbers.
Used this Week: 12.5 yards red fabric for my nine patch quilt….4 yards gifted to my niece.
Used year to Date: 157.5 yards
Added this Week: 12.5 yards
Added Year to Date: 133.5 yards
Gifted: 72 yards
Net Used for 2011: 22 Yards of store bought fabric…9.5 yards of recycled fabric….72 yards gifted.
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