Saturday, August 1, 2009

Fabulous Finds!

I've been having a good time thrifting (at least once a week!) recently. I'm so brave I even take all three littles with me!

Here are some of my favorite finds in the past couple weeks:

Isn't it DARLING?!! It's battery-operated. I thought for sure it would only sew a chain stitch, but look:

The teeniest little bobbin ever!!

Mr. S really likes it. (He likes any kind of machine, I tell you!)

I also scored a bag of zippers (267 of them!!) for three bucks! There are a few different lengths. Some of them have metal teeth, and there are a few sportswear zippers that zip all the way open. I already have lots of ideas!!

Check this out!! My dream of finding a bag of someone's vintage quilt pieces has come true! By looking at the fabrics, it's obvious that the lady who was making this quilt had been gathering peices over a span of at least a couple decades. It's a pinwheel pattern I've never seen before, where the blocks end up being octagonal. She cut out tons of blades for the pinwheels, but no backgrounds other than for the two blocks she finished. Her magazine-page patterns are still in there, though -- even the background piece. I love it!!


Heather - said...

I scored a 20 pound bag of zippers at a garage sale once - I will be making some juice pouch coin purses with some of them! :)

Anonymous said...

My dad bought me a sewing machine like that when I was a little girl. I think I have it around here somewhere. It is pretty special since my dad left when I was young and wasn't a part of my life. It was really cool to see it in your post today.


AmyDe said...

Fantastic Quilting find - don't you love that? It's like looking into someone else's life story.

craftytammie said...

love those finds! and how adorable is that machine!