Miss S started a three Saturday art class today - that meant a wonderful 2 hour block of time for me to do whatever I wanted:) And of course, I chose garage sale-ing. I found some wonderful items and only encountered one looney tune. At one garage sale I found a handpieced hexagon doll quilt made with vintage feedsacks. When I asked how much it was I was told $5 - but not just that. The $5 quote was immediately followed with "and I'm not lowering the price. You'll regret it if you don't buy it" Well just for that piss poor response and attitude I did NOT buy it, nor anything else from that weird lady.
The rest of the stops I made were all very fruitful and I'm afraid I came home with way too many things.
I also stopped at two estate sales - the first sale had TONS of embroidery kits from probably the 70's - I bought a box of about 10 of them for $3.00 but once I got them home and unpacked, I realized that they smelled horribly like old cigarette smoke and mustly stale house smell so they are going straight to Goodwill....oh well - for $3.00 I'm not too heartbroken, especially when I show you my find of the day:):)
The next estate sale was a lot nicer, in a much cleaner house, and NO smells:) I found an shoebox from England labeled "son's baby clothes" and this is what was inside:
At least 10 different handmade baby clothes and other children's linens that I suspect are at least from the 30's if not earlier. They are absolutely beautiful and the handiwork is stunning.
These three pieces are my favorites - a lace and ribbon bonnet, lace and embroidered slip and an embroidered dress. I am so in love with them already. SO the first person to guess what I paid for this whole shoebox of loveliness will get one (maybe two) of the items that were in the box:) Leave a comment with your guess and hopefully we'll have a winner by Monday morning. If no one has guessed the exact price by Monday morning, I will go with the person that is the closest.
After Hubby got home from work we went fishing with some friends at a cool place called Shady Lakes. I've lived in Albuquerque for 20 years and never knew this place existed until about a month ago.
Miss S caught a little trout that will make a yummy dinner for me - neither hubby or Miss S like fish, but I could eat fish everyday.
See that red hat and the orange t-shirt - that's hubby and Miss S fishing across one of the lakes from me.
There was also a really cool water garden.
These flowers made me smile.
And this laughing Budda (Buddah?) made me smile even more: )
And I've discovered we have a little guest in the house - a mouse:( I truly love mice and always have, but I do not wish to share my home with one. I had to scrub mouse poop out of the pot I used last night for dinner. I think it's hiding out in the pantry so I put a mouse trap in there.