Saturday, July 9, 2011

Garage sale season

Summer is in full swing here in Big Bear, and that means it's garage sale season!  My recent finds include:

... a hand-crocheted wool (NOT acrylic) granny square afghan for $5 -- someone must have spent an entire winter crocheting this!  A steamer trunk -- not very good condition, but only $7, and we'll work on restoring it eventually.

... twenty yards of fabric, mostly Christmas colors, for $4

... and a set of ninteen hand-appliqued blocks for $1!  Of course the challenges here are the hideous colors and the fact that there are only ninteen blocks, not twenty -- but I couldn't pass them up.  Someday we'll see what I can do with 'em!

Otherwise, summer is keeping us extremely busy.  The kids and the grandpuppies were up for a nice visit, the garden is in bloom, and both the quilt guild and the museum are very active right now.  Life is good!



Suzanne said...

Wow-what wonderful finds at a garage sale!

Joyce said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I appreciate the comments! It is fun to see who is watching.. I will keep up with the blogging!

sewprimitive karen said...

The afghan and trunk are so nice! I think you could definitely incorporate those blocks in a pretty setting and make them look pretty cute.