Sunday, February 26, 2012


Garage Saling was HOT! HOT! HOT! yesterday…and so was the weather!!  (Must have been over 30C (90sF)…too hot for this GSer!)

But I still managed to shout out a few “SCORES”…did you hear me?? 

There was this old earthenware pottery bowl…I have been looking a long time for one of these…one in good condition and one that I could afford!!  The fella was asking $10 for it…like I said it was hot and it was already after 10 o’clock so when I offered $5 he took it!  SCORE!!  I LOVE IT!! (I would have gladly paid the $10…but a girl’s got to try…after all WE are GSing!!) It is also VERY heavy…and big!!  Remember it had to be small and light as a feather for the 5th wheel…but this is EARTHENWARE…the heavy kind!  Oh well…maybe I can sneak it in…


It was a neighbourhood sale and the house beside this garage sale was giving away grapefruit…bags were hanging from the tree…so I filled a bag…picked my own for FREE!!  Delicious…sweet and juicy…like grapefruit candy…and each one is HUGE!


Then I stumbled onto this platter!!  Loved it too…and it was only $5 and in perfect condition!  I love the strawberry motif on the platter…


Reminded me of a certain quilt that is on my BUCKET LIST…I could see this platter sitting on that  Bonnie Sullivan quilt…the pattern is waiting for me at home!!  NOW I HAVE to make it!!


Good thing there is a Quilt Shop Blog Hop coming up this Thursday…I NEED to buy some green homespuns…shheeeesh…there is ALWAYS something!

On the Quilting Front~


Hey, did you see that Darlene, Sew Cal Gal is having her annual, Golden Quilter Awards….where we can nominate our favorites and vote for the ultimate winners!  We are also invited to come to her party to celebrate the ultimate winners of the 2012 Golden Quilter Awards. Get out those party dresses!!  Plus, those who help with PR (PR Angels), nominate and/or vote can enter to win some great prizes!  And we are all for prizes…so it’s a win/win!!

Here are the categories…

  • Best Quilt Designer
  • Best Quilt Teacher/Instructor
  • Best Quilt book Author
  • Best Quilt Store (physical)
  • Best Quilt Store (online)
  • Best Longarm Quilter
  • Most Innovative Product (physical)
  • Most Innovative Product (software)
  • Most influential person in the world of quilting to-date, aka "Lifetime Achievement"
  • Best Quilt book publisher
  • This is going to take a lot of thought…so will ponder it for awhile before I submit…but we do have till March 4th!  Go over to Sew Cal Gal’s and read all about it!!

    Well that’s it for another WEEK…and February is almost finished!!  NOW how did THAT happen?!!

    Have a SUNNY Sunday and Happy Quilting~P


    Heartsdesire said...

    You are the luckiest garage saler I know. That bowl is gorgeous and so is the platter. And free grapefruit, what a score. Good luck today on what ever you are doing.

    Mary said...

    Love your purchases!! They are great finds.

    Tangos Treasures said...

    WOW Yay for your SCORE!!

    Raymond Homestead said...

    You lucky gal you!!

    Mary said...

    YUM, Fresh Grapefruit from the tree to go in your NEW bowl. I'd say you did SCORE! I missed seeing the post on SewCalGal's nominations, have to go over there and check that out...

    Synthia said...

    Like I say every are the BEST garage-saler I've ever known. You always find the most amazing things for the most amazing prices. Go, girlfriend!!!!

    Allie said...

    You always find treasure, girl! Those are lovely!

    Lesley said...

    You definitely scored some treasures. You wouldn't believe how many sites I now have bookmarked that you have recommended! You aways find such great sites, blogs, stores, and treasures. Thanks for always sharing!

    Donna K said...

    Wow, you are the Garage Sale Queen!! Love the bowl full of grapefruit.

    Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said... are too funny!! I love your treasures if you don't have room for them I could offer to take them off your hands LOL

    WoolenSails said...

    You always seems to find the best things. Love that quilt, definitely a pattern to make.


    Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

    Wow great finds! :-) Love the bowl. Have a happy day!

    Luci & Loree said...

    Oh, that is GOOD for that cool bowl! Maybe there can be something put on top of the 5th wheel for the 'treasures' found!!

    Cindy said...

    Love your GREAT finds!! I love old bowls and use them daily. You really scored on that one! :)

    Quiltin' LibraryLady said...

    Your bowl looks like it might what's called yellowware so you got a really good deal on it. If the 5er gets to0 heavy just start unloading Rick's stuff...he'll never notice. :))