Monday, August 30, 2010

Garage Sale SCORES!!

My name is Paulette and I have a problem…my car stops at ALL and EVERY Garage Sale…what can I say…it STOPS all by itself…it has a will of it’s own…!!  I will be on my way to the Post Office and before I know it I am knee deep in old books, linens or dishes…. (What do you mean the Post Office is closed on Saturday??) It’s no wonder that I have a Garage Sale ‘problem’!

OH BUT WHAT A PROBLEM!!  Waahoooo…Let me show you my finds~

Now you are probably going to roll your eyes when you look at this brown thing and shaking your head (just like my husband did…!!)…BUT I was THRILLED to find this file folder holder (or at least that’s what I think it is??!!) And this is why..P1090766

Tah Dah…..perfect for storing my GO! Cutting Dies!!  Love it and it  ONLY cost 50 cents!  Now I need one for my fabric rulers!!  (Maybe next weekend! :o)

 

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This little white hen…for only $1…I couldn’t just leave it nesting there all alone…

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A tacky quilter’s bracelet…which I am planning on cutting up for the cute little quilting buttons!!  

P1090769 Two metres of lovely red crackled fabric…love it!!

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Half a metre of burnt orange stars on black fabric…perfect to put into a Halloween quilt.

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Half a metre of this lovely flannel…to add to my stash!

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Two metres of the cutest school house print…

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This book was a find…SCORE for $1 and it’s full of lovely scrappy quilts…like…

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..this one!

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Not bad for just a few garage sales…everything came to well under $10 so at least my ‘problem’ isn’t putting us into the Poor House…YET!! ;o)

TOMORROW IS THE BIG DAY!!  Yes, we do the draw for the Go! Give Away!!  ‘WE’ have also figured out how to do the Random Generator thingy too…so that will be fun!  SEW exciting!!  I hope whoever wins, loves the GO! as much as I do!!  I am hooked on this little baby!!  I just wish I could give one away to EVERYONE who entered…maybe I should email Carolyn from Accuquilt and see if we could do an Oprah spinoff…you know where Oprah gives away her favourite things to EVERY audience member…well this is my favourite thing…and well dang it…you all DESERVE A GO!  What do you think…do you think my argument will fly??!  I’ll let you know tomorrow…In the mean time, if you haven’t entered then you had better GO! HERE! See you all tomorrow morning…

AND GOOD LUCK!!

Have a magical Monday and Happy Quilting~P

36 comments:

Delores said...

Hey Paulette, love your bracelet. Any chance I can score a charm for my "Quilt Shop" on my North Pole Quilt. I've been looking for sewing related buttons, but no luck!

See you soon.

Ariane said...

Such great GS finds. I think my car has the same problem. Fortunatly I was working this weekend and the car was parked the whole time. Maybe next weekend. LOL!!!

Sue and Doug said...

what great finds!!!..love the little white hen!!!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Your garage sale finds are wonderful AGAIN Paulette. You sure know how to find the good stuff!

West Side of Straight said...

You find the best things at garage sales. Love the nesting Hen (or was it a Rooster?) Have never seen one like it. So cute. Is that a start of a new collection?

WoolenSails said...

You sure did get some good finds, even the bracelet is fun. What do husband's know, lol.

Have you ever had mice in your trailer?
We found out, they have been living in ours and we needed it for next weekend and there is no way I am sleeping or storing food products in it, just grossed out.

And yes, I think we all deserve one, haha.

Debbie

Lisa Marie said...

You really did SCORE! Awesome finds for sure. Garage Sales are so much fun when you can get exactly what you are looking for. The Scrappy Quilt book is great! I love creating scrappy quilts.

Micki said...

All of your finds are wonderful. The book looks awesome!
Micki

Michelle said...

This is just a quick shout out - your blog is great! I love reading about all of your adventures, you put a smile on my face everytime I read it. Your quilts are inspiring and your garage sale finds amazing! Keep up the good work!

Deb said...

Such cool finds! I think you hit the jackpot! My car does the same thing - any garage sale or new antique store or Salvation Army store - it just pulls right into the parking lot!

Cindy said...

My kind of gal.

Quilthaze said...

What great finds! I love the Go die store. I think I'll be visiting all the local 'Charity shops' to try to find one!

Kathy said...

You crack me up! I think the garage sales find you. Do you notice how many of your finds are related to quilting? I am so excited for the Go draw. Just think you could even hand deliver it to me when you are at garage sales in Victoria!

Amy said...

What great finds! I don't see where you have a "problem"!!!

Sarah Craig said...

I will gladly call you Your Oprahness if you can get AccuQuilt to give us all a GO! Cutter!!!!

Sara said...

Cool stuff you got there!! Maybe I need to come with you. I liked your idea for the brown file holder. Fat quarters might work nicely with that too I 'm thinking;)

Stray Stitches said...

Quite a haul on your garage sale visits!

Robin C said...

Paulette,
you must live in a crafty community. You always seem to find fabrics. Like the little hen dish. Chickens are in.

Also I see you are a lucky girl, winning on the blogs again.

Have a great week. Can't wait to see what you get into next.

Robin in VA

Sandy said...

I think my message got lost! You did great at those garage sales- I use the file keepers for my rulers - hope to win a GO!, then will need to scout for another for the dies LOL. Hoping, as all quilters reading this are, to hear form you tomorrow! Sandy

Judy C said...

Nice garage sale finds, love the hen and who can resist fabric at a good price. Keeping my fingers crossed for the GO giveaway.

Judy C said...

Nice garage sale finds, love the hen and who can resist fabric at a good price. Keeping my fingers crossed for the GO giveaway.

Shelley said...

Again, you went garage saling without me ;)! Somehow....I suspect you knew the PO wasn't open on Saturdays LOLOL!

Allie said...

Wow - quite the haul! I NEVER find fabric on my garage sale outings!

GerryART said...

Hey, Paulette, get that email to Carolyn on it's way.
I think your giveaway idea is
SUPER ! !

Yes, even if you do have a 'garage sale problem' ! ! ! I still think you have EXCELLENT ideas !

Hope to hear from you tomorrow GO! GO! GO!

Hugs & ♥♥♥s,
Gerry

Karen said...

You sure had good luck with all those finds for so little money!

Sand and Sunshine said...

What great finds! That bracelet, who would have thought, great haul

Natalia from Piece N Quilt said...

I am getting a Go soon and that is a great idea for storing the dies! I will be on the look out now!:)

Tangos Treasures said...

tee hee!! I'm with ya on yard sales! You got some great deals!!

Cindy said...

You are too funny Paulette!!:) I'm loving all of your finds - you have such an eye!! Yes, I think you should contact Oprah- yep, 600 and some isn't too many to just give away!!:) I'm sooo excited for tomorrow and everything on my body is crossed for good luck - I may have trouble sleeping tonight!:)
Have a great one!

Kathy said...

Great new finds at the sales! I like your crayon tin that is pictured on the same shelf as the white hen.

Millie said...

Great finds at the garage sale. I like your quilt on the table with the box and Go dies.

Anne Ida said...

When you can find treasures like this, I can see why you are hooked on garage sales. You gonna use those fabrics to make up any of the patterns in the book?

Jennifer said...

That's a great book, I don't have it but am keeping an eye out for it - enjoy! Love the fun star print too.

Lori said...

I don't get to garage sales near enough. You always seem to find the best bargains!!

Ulla said...

Great finds! I have been looking for a file holder like yours to keep the papers organized on my computer desk.

Petit Design Co. said...

I saw your "file" holder and immediately thought "oooh perfect for rulers!"