Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Shopping Karma Was With Me This Weekend!

What a fun weekend I have had!  My best friend was down from Akron visiting, and we just  shopped and talked 'til we dropped!!!

First of all, there was a Hospice Shop sale... they were selling stuff that was donated from a neat local shop, with primitives among other things.  Came home with a Christmas tree for $10!  Now I have to return the one I ordered for $125.  It doesn't look like much now, but it will!!  It even came with lights.

Lots of other neat stuff ............ all at great prices and for a wonderful organization!  I don't know what I would have done without Hospice when my father and husband died.

Then, it was time to shop for quilting and stitching projects!  We have decided to start a Civil War  sampler quilt, which mean shopping for some new fabrics and pulling more out of the "stash". This is what I came up with... turkey reds, browns, mustard for the backgrounds, blues and greens.

We also chose our next sampler to stitch together.  I love her verse.  We picked something small for now, and after the holidays will get into something larger.

Speaking of Civil War, I am also working on putting these antique pinwheel blocks that I have, which are from the 1800's, together with these hourglass blocks to make a small quilt.  I just love how she pieced together bits of fabric to come up with a piece large enough for the different from how we just go to the quilt shop today and buy what we need!

As you can see, a good time was had by all!

Enjoy the rest of your week...


  1. Wow, you found some nice things! That tree is prim perfect and love the fabric also. Hugs, Nadine

  2. Hi Melinda! Saw a comment over at kendra's blog and thought I'd stop in for a visit.Beautiful treasures you found.Went through your other post wonderful hand crafts you do.I'd love to start hooking but taking care of my dad and just life no time to learn right now.I have a kit set back to try hopefully when we get snowed the visit with you.Warm Blessings!~Amy

  3. Oh wow wow wow! I'm glad you commented on my blog! I loooove all your Scottish Samplers! That antique you bought is wonderful! And the three you've stitched -- all on my todo list. lol! I love your rug hooking as well. I've always thought about trying it, but I don't need another craft. lol! Lovely stuff you picked up this weekend. And that fabric for the Civil War quilt -- gorgeous!! I love fabric!

  4. Great finds!!! I love, love the pitcher. -Steph-

  5. Hey Melinda, just now finding your new blog and LOVE it! I'm following too! Can't wait to see your goodies for sale??? Congrats on all your wonderful finds, love it all!
    Hugs Libs

  6. Oh Melinda could you have gotten any luckier - the tree alone is a deal!!!!
    Love the Saltglaze pitcher too...goodness....I love it
    Loving the fabric for your quilt. It's going to look fantastic when finished.
    I have to agree with wonderful organization!

  7. Found you via Margaret's blog....Nice work and wonderful purchases!!

    Faye carolinastitcher

  8. Speaking of shopping Karma, I think stitching Karma is with me this morning as I had spotted your gorgeous Melicent Turner sampler in a previous post and fell in love with it. I was going to ask you who it was by and, lo and behold, I see here it is by LHN. My next job it to see if I can locate it. Hopefully, the Karma that led me to it will prevail and it will be easy to find :-)
    I have been mesmerised, as I have scrolled back through your posts, by your exquisite stitching, your beautiful collection of old samplers and your delightful and welcoming home.
    Thank you for such an interesting blog. I don't have a blog but have put yours high up in my list of favourites to be visited often :-)