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Sunday, February 3, 2013
The Junk-Fast Is Over
I finally un-grounded myself from junking yesterday. I hit one estate sale, The Bins and stopped in a thrift store I hadn't noticed before. As usual, these pictures are the "raw" junk. Once I start sorting I will forget what all I bought and not show pictures so I just dumped it all on the table and started clicking.
You can see the pile is so big there are layers of junk so some things will have to wait until they get to Etsy for their 15 minutes of fame. All of the needlework supplies and buttons were from the estate sale. I bought an entire sewing box that was filled with all sorts of fun odds and ends in addition to buttons. With all this pearl cotton I didn't find a single crochet hook, which was surprising.
The neat carved mirror is from The Bins and will be staying with me. I loaned my son the mirror from the spare bedroom when he bought his house about 3 years ago. It hasn't come back and I am not anxious for it to come back so this will take it's place.
I am not a doll person by any stretch of the imagination but these two had a creepy look that just had to come home with me. There were a couple of needle books and that is a wooden darning egg at the bottom of the picture.
I found a nice stack of doll clothes patterns at Sam's Attic. For you local gals, it is at 8123 SE 17th Street (corner of 17th and Tacoma). It is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday. It is a charity store that benefits educating student in Uganda. It is very clean, resonably priced and everything is beautifully displayed.
Most of the fabric pieces are from The Bins. I was trying to pick pieces I can add to crazy quilt inspiration kits but one doily did slip in there...
This picture washed out but that blinding white thing is a pillowcase with a sweet crochet border.
A lacy white hankie perched on top of the mountain of crochet thread. There is so much crochet thread I haven't even counted them. Many are unopened and will be headed to my Etsy. I crochet but never got the hang of doing it with pearl cotton, other than some crochet necklaces. I do use the thread for my Etsy bookmarks I showed you here. I should learn how to make tassles. Goodness knows I have plenty of thread!
A huge spool of lace from Sam's Attic. It is coming off the spool and I can't find the end so I may have to re-roll the whole thing - egads!! Maybe something to keep my hands busy while I watch the Super Bowl game.
Off topic but I got my first not-positive feedback in my Etsy yesterday. I felt pretty disappointed since I have a full-disclosure policy and the things she was unhappy about were clearly stated in the listing. At least she left a neutral and not a negative. I told her she can send it back and I will refund her money. I hope I don't have a hassle about the shipping!
This lace was also from Sam's Attic. I will be putting that place on my route since it is on the way to The Bins!
I better finish this up and get moving. A trip to the VOA is in order before it is time to sit down for some football. It is good to be un-grounded! 8+)