Sandy and I were off to the LAST of the deceased quilter’s garage sale…Yes, these garage sales have been going on for over a year…and there is still tons left!! It was our last hurrah…sort of speaking..and everything was half price!
Sandy bought tons of fabric while I looked more at her UFOs…I know…I know…I have plenty of my own UFOs! Why am I looking and buying someone else’s? Sheesh! It’s a sickness, I tell ya’!
…Have a peak at some of the things that I bought….
I loved this striped fabric and there was tons of it! These pieces range from fat quarter size to 1/2 yard lengths…plus a bonus of 14 blocks finished! This package was $20!
I am a sucker for nine patches and WHO could say NO to these lovely little beauties? Apparently NOT me!! All hand pieced and beautifully done and for only $30! There is a corner of the quilt done but I’m thinking of taking it apart…we shall see…
I bought these blue fish? blocks…and tons of fabric to make more!
And four completed baskets blocks and lots of homespuns and shirting (and templates) to make more!
And of course I bought fabric…I will be using these three large 3-4 yard pieces for backings ($2 a yard).
We are hoping that this is IT for the Garage Sales. I know…we could just say no more…and we have in the past but when the sales get lower than half price it’s REALLY hard to say no. But NO it is…right…right?!
The Results of the Blade Sharpener…I know… it doesn’t get any more exciting than THIS!! A lot of you wanted to know if the blade sharpener really did work…wish I had better news!
So here I am…I rotated my two dull blades 12 times on both sides…
Now for the test…I fished scraps out of my garbage bin for the test…these strips were sliced apart and SHOULD be falling apart! NOPE…still stuck together with a multitude of little threads! Maybe I need to press harder…
I did another test…pressing harder…and still no luck!
I put the other newly sharpened blade in and tried another scrap..and LOOK…it was even worse!
I redid the test and the top layer cut through but the second layer of fabric is still stuck together with threads…nope, no cigar!
I will be throwing both blades away and buying some new…DARN!! OR do I need to rotate the blades more…maybe put some elbow grease behind each turn? Anyone ‘out there’ have any luck with these sharpeners…what did I do wrong?? Should I give it another chance…? Or should I just toss and buy? Geeze, where is JoAnn when you need her?
Have a Sunny (and Sharper) Sunday and thanks for checking in!!~P