Saturday, February 5, 2011

On a Saturday...

love those buttons!

milk glass
Husband stayed home this morning.  He was BUSY.  He had a to do list that did not include driving around with me to thrift stores.  I don't think he missed waiting for me while I poke around a thrift store but I missed him!  I bumped into one of my buddies at one of the stores.  We marveled at the quantity of STUFF and had a quilting discussion about using spray baste.  Neither of us have used it yet.  I am planning to use it for the blue quilt because it is going to be so big.

As for the blue quilt, I have made 30 blocks but I think I need another 5.  I will crank those out tomorrow and see if I can get it sewn together.  I cannot start on the quilting though as... trauma... I took my sewing machine for a tune up today and they said it will be 2 weeks.  Yoiks!  I still have my old machine which is in great running order so I can use it for piecing but definitely not quilting.  It was so strange to thread the needle and I kept pushing blank space where the needle up button is on my new machine.  I am so spoiled.
vintage pillow ticking

And for thrift store finds today.  I found the sock pattern booklet that I have been looking for.  And one for dolly clothes and last weekend, I picked up the one with patterns for Bazar items.  Lots of toilet roll covers which I won't  be knitting but lots of tea cozies which I will be knitting.  I am determined to knit a pair of socks this year.  With the pattern book I am that much closer!  I also found another milk glass footed bowl and a bag of buttons from someone's button jar.  And check our the vintage ticking!!!!!!  50 cents each!!!  Still have labels.  100% cotton, down proof cotton.  Awesome!  They are in great shape.  I could make a pillow ticking quilt.

and for more flea market finds, you can check over at Sophie's blog.


  1. I keep my buttons in vintage milkglass too, such pretty storage, yours looks lovely and that pillow ticking is divine!

  2. a pillow ticking quilt was exactly what came up in my mind, as i was taking a closer look, even a stripey one... it would be something!
    the buttons mix looks tempting too... great thrifting!

  3. Love that Milk Glass!

  4. pretty wonderful that you found the things you were after! all such fantastic finds : )

  5. I was so excited by your finds. I too had knitting socks on my list last year and managed to make one pair. But your book is gorgeous so I must keep looking for that one. We must have been separated at birth because a tea cosy is on my list for this year but I want to make something spectacular! LOL

  6. That vintage ticking is amazing! Very pretty, and love the milk glass, too. I'd love to store my buttons like that, but sadly I have a cat who loves buttons, too.

  7. What a fantastic button collection! and totally in love with the weird yellow poodle on the cover of that book-hes so fuzzy and cute!