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.
…and to see more stash reports, head on over to Patchwork Times.
Great photos. The outhouse would have been nice to take home if you had the space. Also, I spied the old pump in that same photo. We used to have an old pump that Mom painted red and put in the flower bed next to our birdbath when I was growing up. Nice memory.
What a fun weekend – love the outhouse garden shed and too bad you missed out on the wire thingys.
I love the quilt and it’s wrinkly nature. I’ve never seen one like that. But isn’t there something available now, like an interfacing, that results in wrinkles. Do you know the age of the quilt?
I found the link …. http://www.superiorthreads.com/shop/category/texture-magic/products/
That sure looks like fun….love sales like that. Looks like some great antique items for sale. Love those antique quilts, especially the flying geese quilt, the other quilt with all the crinkles looks interests, I would wonder too if it was washed. Glad you had fun.
What a wonderful couple of days spent in the company of your husband. You showed us what you didn’t buy, what fun things did you come home with?
Haven’t done anything like that for so long, but it sure looks like fun! Excited to see your pics tomorrow :)
I thought the same thing as Liz – my LQS picked up Texture Magic at the recent Quilt Market and it crinkles like that quilt. But I think it’s fairly new, so if it’s an old quilt, that’s probably not it!
Jealous of the antique fair! That looks like an amazing time.
Looks all so fun and wonderful. Reminds me a market we have here coming in a few weeks.
Also Jo….your blog had a pop up that wanted to scroll with me today. It finally went away.
I love community yard sales like that. I got a beautiful red & white Irish chain quilt for $15 at the community yard sale near our family’s summer cabin (I was practically hyperventilating when I got my hands on it). It appraised for WAY more than that and I sent the community organization some more $$ and an offer to help them price any future donation quilts for future years’ yard sales! Turns out it was hand pieced, with wool batting and dated from the early 1900’s.
what a place to go, all that stuff to look at. As for the quilt; if it is old it could be that the thread used to sew it has shurk as I have seen this sort of puckering on antique clothing and the thread was the culprit. It is a lovely quilt. Happy Monday
WOW! That’s a loaded post!!!!
The one thing that sticks in my mind while reading and enjoying the pictures is…..”Is that a huge rooster???” ;0)
I wonder how good my memory will be. Rochester isn’t a super far from me (~2.5 hours); I could see making it a day-trip for hubby and myself.
This was a fun post to read!!!! THANKS for all the pics.
I can see Judy interested in that huge rooster! Well maybe not, it is a bit big! Sandi
We used to live about an hour south of Rochester (Cresco, IA) and I remember going to the Oronoco sale one year, It was a hoot looking at some of the things people were selling. Thanks for the memory!
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