Tuesday, August 6, 2013

I heart Fall :)

I know it's still technically Summer,
but I love fall so much I just can't wait!
Don't the eyes on these owls just melt your heart?
I can't get over Michelle Palmer's talent.
Makes it so hard to part with these beauties,
but I can't keep them all :)

Hurry up Summer.....I'm ready for sweater weather!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Saturday at the Peddler's Market

Saturday was such a beautiful day here in Southern California.
It was only 83 degrees and my hubby had the day off.
It just so happens that Piecemaker's Quilt shop in Costa Mesa
was having it's bi-annual Peddler's Market.
It's an open air "garage sale" of sorts.
There are 100 vendors and parking & admission are free :)
So many cool things to see and buy
and the prices are definately "garage sale" prices!
You can find vintage jewelry and clothes, housewares, antiques
and so much more!
I attended the February Peddler's Market
and couldn't wait for August!
Just look at all those buttons!!!

This darling hand-stitched snowman pillow needed to come home with me.
Can you say $8.00?

Here is a photo of my fabric haul for the day.
Can you say fresh from the bolt fabrics
 for $1.00 and $2.00 a yard?
AND they had a pile of fabric that was free for the taking!
(I controlled myself and only took 2 pcs of the free fabric
 to leave some for others)
Aren't I generous?

Look at this fat quarter bundle I got for $5.00!!!!

How fun are these buttons????

And the seller of this homespun fabric wanted to make me a deal on a "pile" of homespun
but believe it or not I had to decline.
We came on the motorcycle and we didn't have anymore room in the saddlebags.
(do you think my hubby did that on purpose?)

And here is my favorite find of the day.
Is it not the cutest thing EVER?
Can you say $12.00?
I know right?

It's old and crusty and PERFECT!!!
I love love LOVE it!!!

My hubby found a model train set 
with all the goodies to go with it for $25.00 
and was carefully placing the cars
 and track into one of the saddlebags.
He is going to set it up for the grands to play with :)

On our way home we stopped at the motorcycle shop
and got a new helmet for me.
My current helmet is just a bit too loose
and when we are on the freeway 
I can't look left or right because
the wind gets underneath and I feel like my head
is going to get pulled off my shoulders.
I have to say I think it's pretty darn cute!
I saw it at Christmas time
but I didn't buy it then because it was $90.00.
Guess who got the very last one in size Small yesterday
at 50 % off!!!
Yep...This girl did :)
I hate to pay full price!

What a super fun Saturday!
Hope you all had a lovely weekend as well :)

Friday, August 2, 2013

You gotta have Faith :)

I finished "Faith" last night :)
It's the 5th chart if the "Sheep Virtues" series
by Little House Needleworks.
I'm a push-over for sheep.
I added a little heart to his bum
because I wanted a bit more red.
I love my little black sheep :)
Now he can join his siblings
Love, Peace, Hope and Courage.

I started on Simplicity last night.
I am really loving this series!
I'm hoping to finish this one before the next one arrives.

What are you working on?