Saturday, May 03, 2008

The Last of the "Finds"

Here is the last of my "finds" at Paducah. I got these 2, 5 fabric, 1 yard cut bundles for just over $30 each! One is for my repro stash and the other is for a boy's baby quilt I have to make! Works out great doesn't it!

At the same booth I also got 13 half yard cuts of the Judy Rothermel Civil War Dressing Gowns line for just over $30! And I got the other civil war shirting bundle at another booth for some great price which I can't remember now!

I found this adorable little quilt stand for a small (very small) quilt for $6 at another booth! Bought the last one they had! I have to find some small hangers yet for it. It has little hooks on it so maybe I'll sew some ribbon loops on the quilt to hang if from.

And my favorite useful fine - these Kai scissors. I know they sell this brand in Australia and a few years ago I begged my friend in AU to buy me a bigger pair with micro serated blades on them. They are my favorite scissors for cutting applique pieces. The micro serated blades keep the fabric from slipping and they cut exactly where you want it to. Well at Linda's house I found out that Linda and Jan each had a pair similar to the small ones but with yellow handles that are made by Omnigrid and Kai. (I think they said they found them at Michaels one time, they look like this.) I used them and they were as sharp and wonderful as you could want. So I told Jan to keep her eyes out for them. Well she came up with these for me! I was soooo happy I bought both pairs! They weren't "finds" because of price - but "finds" because I was sooooo HAPPY to find them! If you ever see them get a pair - you won't be dissapointed!

My funny purchase was the above magnestic pad of paper for my sister. I know she will get such a huge kick out of the 50's style lady with the saying on it! It really made me laugh.

Have you ever seen these? They have little metal trays, towels, pads of paper and such with June Cleaver type women and they hysterical sayings. Above are a few of my favorites.

And last but not least my roommate gift from Linda. Have you ever heard or seen the show on cable "Pimp my Ride". Well Linda made us all kits for "Pimp your Pincushion"! I have to make mine yet! Isn't that too funny! She even made fun little pins for it! And the custom clothespins were made by Jan!

15 comments from wonderful readers:

anne bebbington said...

What a lovely selection of fabric and fun and that tiny quilt stand is sooo sweet - love the chocolate mouthwash saying - that would make a good stitchery

Jan said...

Oh the little quilt hanger is darling. Was sorry we didn't get around to seeing it at show and tell (too much going on at one time). No wonder you were so excited when you found it. Another pair of those sissors are on my next wish list. Love my little ones.

Chocolate Cat said...

Love your 'bra' fabric and the little quilt stand - it is so cute. Thanks for sharing all your purchases, looks like you had a great time!

Libby said...

How nice to have found the scissors . . . I'll keep an eye out. I'm always looking for that perfect pair *s*

Karen said...

I bought a pair of the little yellow handled scissors because I heard that they were very sharp & good for doing applique. I cut my finger just trying to get them out of the packaging! They are sharp.

Potiron said...

What a laugh those trays, good way to start a sunday morning!!!

Thank you

and enjoy your stash!!!!

Amanda said...

You must be really chuffed with all your purchases. I agree with Anne about the stitchery.

Vert Cerise said...

This mini quilt is really gorgeous !!

Zegi said...

You did some great shopping! What fun.

Guðrún said...

That is a LITTLE quilt stand! I love those sayings, they are so funny.

Malagueta said...

Fantastic fabric!! And the trays are simply hilarious :)

Julie said...

So many goodies! I love the sayings. Thanks for the laugh! That tiny quilt is amazing!

Lucy said...

Did you made that little quilt on the rack? it's darling!!
You bought great goodies!

Wendy said...

Oh I could never have enough scissors, those look great. You found some get stuff at the show, how fun to be pimping your pincushion...LOL

Chookyblue...... said...

nice fabrics and I love the little signs......very funny.......