Monday, June 8, 2009

Harbor Town and Garage Saling!

Good morning everyone,

We had a rainy and stormy weekend, but I got alot of sewing done. (grin) Kevin had lots of plans for working outside this weekend. It didn't happen. We woke up Saturday morning to rain. Isaiah called and asked me to go garage saling with him. Kevin was going to go till he saw the radar. He knew that once the rain stopped and the sun came out, that the humidity would be terrible. He was right. LOL So I joined our son. We went to lots of garage sales, but didn't find many bargains. My favorite find was this fabric. I ended up with about 8 yards and a panel for $6. Not bad, especially since this is good quality fabric, just older. LOL
I also found 2 skirts and 5 blouses for me. I think I spent about $4 on these. So I guess I didn't do bad. I spent about $10 and came home with clothes and fabric. Here are the skirts and blouses.
Isaiah spent about the same as I did and went home with a floor lamp, 3 pairs of jeans and 5 shirts. I think he was happy with his treasures. LOL After dragging his mama all over town, he took me out for lunch. I enjoyed the day with our boy. I came home and took a 4 hour nap. My dh woke me up because he thought something was wrong with me. LOL It was an all town garage sale. So we would park and walk around the block hitting all of the sales. We did this several times. Also, we were in Isaiah's big truck. My short legs had quite a time climbing in and out of it numerous times. He had to give me a hand several times. I was completely worn out. LOL

So other than garage sales and a nap, I didn't get much accomplished on Saturday. We went to bed and Kevin said, 'Now we have lots we have to get done tomorrow.' Didn't happen! We had more storms come through Saturday night. It was too wet and muddy to work outside on Sunday. So what did we do? Kevin watched a marathon of 'Lord of the Rings' movies. I believe it was about 9 hours worth. Me? I sewed all day! What fun I had! I got the Harbor Town top together. It is now ready to sandwich and quilt. The hardest part of this cute quilt was the picket fence border.
I just started chain piecing them and soon had the borders pieced. I decided to go ahead and use the red/white checked fabric for the triangle setting blocks. I had to be really careful with those long bias edges, but I got them fastened onto the center. I think they look OK.Then I got to have some fun. I made 3 houses and the lighthouse. I really enjoyed making that lighthouse. I am thinking about making another one and just adding some blocks around it for a small wall hanging. I think these turned out pretty good.
The fabric that I had intended for the setting triangles worked great for the lighthouse. So I guess it was a good thing that I messed up the cutting. LOL I added these to the picket fences, then to the center. My flash washed it all out. Sorry about that. As you can see, Callie approves. I added the last border and now I have a flimsie all ready for sandwiching and quilting. (grin) This is supposed to be a wall quilt, but it measures 49 inches square right now. It will take up a large wall space. After I got Harbor Town all put together, I decided to take a break from the sewing machine. I got on the computer and piddled for a while. Then my MIL called to warn me about severe weather coming in. Carolyn called after that to tell me our county was under a tornado warning. Now just to show you how differently we react....Kevin is watching a DVD (remember the Lord of the Rings marathon). He gets up, looks out the north window, then sits back down and watches his movie. Didn't even put the tv on so we could check the weather. Me, I am checking radar on the net, then put my little Walkman on so I can hear our local radio station. They are talking about the tornadoes forming in our part of the county. I am pacing back and forth from window to window. I am normally really afraid of storms, but we weren't having any wind, rain, or lightning. So I went outside to see what was going on. I was fascinated. I had never seen the clouds look like that. They were all twirling around and around. I know it wasn't too smart, but I stood out in the yard for half an hour just watching the clouds. I heard on the radio that a couple of tornadoes did form from these clouds but didn't come down. By now you all probably think I am a nutcase for standing out in the yard watching clouds that have the ability to form tornadoes, but our neighbors were doing the same thing. LOL I could see and even hear them. (grin) Anyway, all we got was some rain, but my brother, who lives in town about 10 miles away got baseball sized hail. It broke the windshield out of his new truck and dented it all up. Mom got golfball size hail. I haven't checked back with her yet today to see if it destroyed her little garden. So I am very thankful that we did not get any damage from a very stormy night.
After all of the excitement from the storms passed, I checked and saw that Dana had added the next part of her quilt along. So I decided I'd better get caught up. I plan to spend today working on it. Hopefully I will have pictures to share tomorrow of my wild quilt. LOL Now I had better get with it or I won't have any time for sewing today. Everyone have a great day. Thank you for visiting and please come again.


Fruit of her hands said...

Winona~ Glad to hear that you are safe after those storms. I seen on the weather channel some pictures form Oregon Missouri with some huge baseball size hail. Love the harbor town quilt, especially the colors.

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

I love garage sales too! I was lucky on Friday to find a box of fabric with 4 sets of sunbonnet sue doll quilts including backing, some other really nice cheater fabric with backing fabric, all for $15. I figured out most of it cost me about 40 cents per yard!!! My DH thinks I'm nuts, but I hope to get lots of things made when I retire at the end of the year...

Crispy said...

No I don't think you were nuts to go out and watch the clouds, we do that too. When the siren goes off we all skedaddle to the basement. Thankfully that's only happened one time in the last 10 years.


Laurie said...

Well you know what fabric is my favorite Winona.... the rooster panel lol lol.
The quilt is looking great and you are doing awesome work as always.
Great finds on your garage sale treasures. You sound like you had a busy weekend even though the weather wasn't so great.
Have a good day Winona :-)


Karen said...

I recognize the Harbor Town pattern. A Thimbleberries pattern, right? I used part of the pattern one time on a Round Robin quilt for someone.

Jenny said...

I love a bargain too. I can browse for hours in a boot sale or rummage sale! Love your blocks.

Farm Chick Paula said...

Wow- what great finds, Winona! I love finding fabric like that- you can always use it for something! You do such wonderful work- your quilts are SOOO pretty! (Especially the rooster one you made for your mom- that one made me squeal! LOL)
Thanks for stopping by my blog and saying hello- please come back anytime!
Really enjoyed my visit with you today!

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