Monday’s Rambles ~ Quilting, Porcelain Collection, and Park Photographs

How’s that for a title…sorry so long.

I’m almost finished with a craft challenge ~ just need to bind the wee quilt. The only thing that was given was four colors ~ Pink, Turquoise, Brown, and Cream.

The fabrics I picked out (what looks to be black is actually a dark brown):

The pattern ~ from Stars by Magic ~ Nancy Johnson-Srebro ~ Block No. 2…I ended up making four 10″ blocks.

Here it is ready for me to finish the binding. I pieced the back together with the leftover fabric…I had just enough! Whew! It’s only 29″x29″ so I think I’ll donate it to Renown neonatal…perfect for a wee lass.

My other entry is a Sundae Pincushion…I had to use Turquoise buttons as I couldn’t figure out where to put blue on a sundae!

Fabric I picked out to make a lap quilt for my niece Hannah, she’s into lime green. 🙂

A VERY, very, VERY SMALL glimpse of my Irish Wade and Belleek collection…I have a lot of both.

Leo’s Whiskers ~

The rest are photographs I took on Saturday’s walk around Rancho San Rafael Park. Canada Goose, Hens & Chicks, Doggies and their owners in the dog section of the park.

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It’s the beginning of Yard Sale Season!

Yard – Garage – Estate Sales are starting to take up a large section in the classifieds ~ YEAH!

Thought I’d share my finds from last Saturday. The two Belleek pieces I picked up for $30 for the pair…more than I usually spend at a yard sale, but I love Irish Belleek porcelain and I knew the trinket box was worth the $30 alone. The rest were picked up for .50 to $1 each. Not pictured are 5 records (yep…we still buy vinyl!) that my husband picked up…two early Black Sabbath (both 1970 Black Sabbath & Paranoid), 1965 Bob Dylan, Rush, and Scorpions for a $1 each.

We buy a lot of our furnishings, yard and kitchen items at yard sales. What do you all like to pick up at yard sales?

Belleek Dalriada Trinket Box

Belleek Dalriada Trinket Box

Belleek Millennium 2000 Tray of some sort...it's wider than the mint tray

Belleek Millennium 2000 Tray of some sort...it's wider than the mint tray

Watering Can

Watering Can

Blue Ball Canning Jars with Zinc Lids

Blue Ball Canning Jars with Zinc Lids

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