Saturday, May 31, 2008

An American Thread...


There's nothing more American than a Saturday-morning yard sale where all the neighbors are out and about. It's such a win-win for everyone. My son gets rid of toys he's outgrown, and lucky boys two years younger than he get to buy cool stuff at an allowance-friendly price.

Remember he was hoping to make $108? The end of the day receipts total in at $115!! Now that's awesome...


Notice those paperbacks showed up priced at 50 cents...


And I'm gearing up for the start of our 100 details in 200 days on Stitchin Fingers. We'll be stitching 100 seam treatments every other day for the next 200 days. If you haven't visited Stitchin Fingers, Sharon Boggon has set up a community site for all needlearts. It's growing very rapidly and seems to be a wonderful place where great things might happen so check it out.

Here's a peak at one of the projects I'll be adding my seam treatments to...

I'm heading out of town for a few days to help my Dad who just had surgery in Florida. He had both knees replaced last week--I know, I felt you wince when you read that...I winced when I wrote it...He wants to return to Baltimore as quickly as he can so I'm going down to help him with all of his transitions.

I've set up daily thoughts to automatically be posted on my blog but it's a first for me so we'll see if it works. If it doesn't, I'll be back by the end of the week. See you over at Stitchin Fingers for our first few days of details...

P.S. If you are looking for my review of Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton, it's on its way in the next few days.

5 comments:

Vicky aka stichr said...

Are those wooden thread spools? Cool! I love the ribbon/braiding roll you have in that display. I look forward to seeing how everyone does theirs.

Maureen in Maryland said...

Susan
I am very happy to see you writing your blog again. I really wish I could figure out my Flickr issue so I could post pictures. My paper doll quilt is coming along nicely.
I know you are out of town for a few days and I will then be in Maine for a week.
Maybe we can meet in Ellicott City some Monday or Friday over the summer.
Hope you are doing well.
Maureen

Debra said...

I am always fond of anything red, white and blue so will watch eagerly as you (we) stitch our pieces.

Once when my son was a teenager I had a garage sale and he got quite mad with me for putting out "family heirlooms" to sell. He could not bear the thought of parting with some of my familiar schotsky that he felt he knew his whole life and loved. He packed it all back into the house. It took me quite awhile to get back into his good graces.

A long time ago a mother of one of my students threw out his older issues of Boy's Life and he never forgave her! So, it's better your son decide the fate of his own stuff.

Debra said...

P.S. Have just finished Age of Innocence and loved it!

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