Monday, September 14, 2009

Thrifting Goodness!!!!!

Rick and I went thrifting this weekend and we found something we both loved.

Vintage vinyl rocker and...

...Hide-A-Bed sofa!

For our back deck! How awesome is that? The awesomeness comes from the fact that we both fell in love with it and HAD to have it. Rarely if ever happens, just saying!

Also, on Saturday, I found two wonderful books at yard sales. The first one is the "Thimbleberries Big Book of Quilt Blocks" by Lynette Jensen. I love Thimbleberries. One of the first quilts I made was one of her patterns that had bird house blocks. Made it for my mom. She collects bird houses. Patterns are wonderfully illustrated and easy instructions! Score!

Second yard sale book is " Knitting over the Edge" by Nicky Epstein. I am so in love with this book. I dabble in knitting, sometimes. What I have to say is I need yarns in every weight and needles in every size so I can experiment. This book is BEAUTIFUL! I want to do all of the edgings, in every color possible. And I HAVE to have Nicky's first book, "Knitting on the Edge".

On a great note, I got a visit from one of my favorite co-workers today. Not that I don't like/love most of my co-workers. Ms. Heather Barnes is just one of those great people. Awesome treat!

I am plugging away on my new bedspread! I have almost completed basting it and have chosen a hand quilting theme, but I will wait to share it. I am also still plugging away on my "Grandmother's Flower Garden" wall hanging. So moving, but at least moving forward.

Great news, our wild/middle child Cassie left yesterday to return to Anchorage, Alaska. Her fiance Chris, proposed to her on Friday night. Did all the proper stuff like formally asking Rick for her hand in marriage and the down on one knee to ask her. Awesome. Now Rick and I are pricing 3 tickets to Anchorage around July 24, 2010! I am so excited. Who knew that young men still respected parents enough to formally ask. Both of our boys asked their father-in-laws, and now one of our son-in-laws has.

Have a great day!

1 comment:

  1. Wow, great lounge buys for the deck...and even cat approved!!! Great books buys too and fabulous news on the new engagement! Who said respect and thoughtfulness was a thing of the past?!!! xo