'Stay, stay at home and rest. Homekeeping hearts are happiest.' ~ Author Unknown.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

~'Tis a Thrift Store Thursday!~



I think I need to be put on heart medication.......

I am still palpitating over the colonial pencil post bed I found this Spring, and what do I find? This settee in WONDERFUL condition for $17.00! I am no where near having a heart condition, but if I keep this up, I may cause one to come upon myself!!!! I want to learn how to do some light reupholstering, so guess this is the piece to learn on. I can just see this in a real colonial fabric. Maybe paint the legs black. It is sitting just as it is in my home right now, but oh how I have come to LOVE TS shopping. People throw away the most AMAZING things!!! When I found it, my daughter Sarah was with me and we actually christened her new little truck (new to her anyway) and it was the first thing she got to 'haul'.

Also, have been getting caught up on some customer quilting. I did manage to squeeze in one of my own quilts to quilt. I have been toying with entering it in a local quilt show. I love going to quilt shows, enjoy the vendor isles, and my hand melts when it touches good fabric. But quilt shows are not why I make my own quilts. I want them to be used, cuddled in, used in decorating, and thrown over sofas and chairs, not made for display in a quilt show. The quilts I make are for family, my home, and myself. I enjoy the PROCESS of making them, not finishing them to enter in a show. Anyway, I did get one done, and the binding is not tacked to the back of this one yet, but I did get one quilt project finished and off my summer 'to-do with joy' list. Here it is on my Gammill:


And here it is all done:



This morning was such a beauty as I was on my walk. Going to be almost 100 today and then over 100 for the next 2 before it gets a little cooler. I do not do heat well at all! That's okay; my favorite seasons are right around the corner - fall and winter!

Blessings on your Day,

Shanda

10 comments:

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Wowzers!!! What a fantastic find how I wish I could find something like that.
Love your quilt it is beautiful!!!
Rondell

Raggedy Angel said...

How Lucky you are!!!! I want one of those soooo bad! Beth

In His service, Anne said...

Wow..amazing find...i stillkeep thinking of the pencil bed (sigh). Love the quilt.
Anne

Kath ~★The Olde Weeping Cedar ★~ said...

Holy Crow...what a great find!!!
Beautiful quilt :)

hugs-Kath

Janene said...

You heart palpatates...And I pee my undies!
You have got to be the luckiest girl under the sun!!!!!
Great find at an awesome price!
Sigh......I am so jealous!

Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

Oh My Goodness - you hit the jackpot! That is amazing!!

And the quilt - so beautiful! I love the pattern and colors. What a work of art!!

It turned very humid here today. Summer is here I guess!

hugs, Linda

Carla said...

Now, that is the best bargain I have ever seen! Lucky you! Your quilt is beautiful!

Jen said...

You find the most amazing deals TS shopping. If we ever make it to Idaho a again, I'd love to go TS shopping with you.

chandeliers said...

What a pretty quilt.

Carmen at Primcatshouse said...

That settee find was criminal! LOL! Great rab! I'm so thrilled for you!

Good luck ont he reupolstering. I found this tutorial once... it may help you.
www.mormonchic.com/crafty/wingback.asp

Carmen