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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Nearly Nine Pounds of Knowledge

Yep... After fussing and figuring on weights, classifications, destinations, and actual rate vs. flat rates... I've decided to list a lot of 6 quilting books as one item. All together, these books weigh nearly nine pounds... so I will be packing them into a USPS Priority Flat Rate Box for $10.70. All are great titles for the beginner to advanced quilter to add to their library. 

And yes, this auction will also be starting at 99 cents.

I'm just really needing to narrow down my hobbies a bit so that I can concentrate on the hobbies that I really want to spend time doing. Quilting is enjoyable to me... but I prefer doing the simple primitive square ones... these books have an abundance of information for the individual that really wants to learn all the details of "fancy" quilts... "fancy" meaning different shapes, traditional patterns, applique, perfect piecing... and different patterns for hand quilting... 

This will be the final offering for this set of auctions for awhile... happy bidding!

Must get back to hooking so I can share some creative updates with you... have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Two More Auctions Added

I've collected some of the cross stitch and wool applique/penny rug patterns that I have stitched up already... both lots are starting at 99 cents... hopefully you see something here you would like to stitch up as well? 

More listings to come... so check back often... I have a few quilt books that need a new home...

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Auction Listings - Starting at 99 Cents

During the next couple of days I will be listing some of my quilting and cross stitch supplies and kits. All will be starting at 99 cents... some great deals to be had! Take a peak... you might just be able to get some of these projects completed in time for Holiday gift giving season... which is (actually) right around the corner!!! ;-)

Check back frequently as listings will be added many times over the course of the next day or so.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

A quick hello...

I've been keeping busy with hooking that big rug, stitching a Halloween cross stitch and trying to get my lawn back to some sort of green this past week. :-) Yes, we are finally having some rain today.... but I'm hoping that it will rain more and for a few days more. Without rain, the Autumn display of color won't be as vibrant... and I'm looking forward to Autumn more so this year than any other year before...

I did receive a wonderful package of goodies in the mail last week! These are all from Kelley. She does some wonderful handwork! The quilt is all hand pieced and hand quilted and the colors are so soft and prim. I have it displayed on the back of my favorite relaxing chair. The Harvest needlepunch has a beautiful deep blue and black background that makes the pumpkin and sunflower just pop right out at you! And, to keep me hooking and stitching... she sent along some wool and cotton... Thanks so much, Kelley! I love it all!

Hopefully this week I will be updating here with some pictures of the rug progress, a shawl that I crocheted and a completed Halloween cross stitch.

Stay tuned...

Monday, August 16, 2010

RCA Video

If you were wondering whether or not they liked the radio....

The video starts with a quick narrative of the history of these two radios by That Radio Guy himself!


Thursday, August 12, 2010

1946 RCA Revisited

That Radio Guy has been creating some very appealing eye candy again! While we were rummaging through the 127 Yard Sale a couple years ago, Bob spotted a 1946 RCA 65X2 radio. These radios were either originally brown bakelite or painted black using a technique called thermoset. Nothing really exciting to look at really. But, this was a good deal, and a chance to learn while troubleshooting the electrics to get it singing again. So, Bob bought it. 

While going through the electrics and fixing it up to playing order... Bob was thinking, that maybe this radio would be a bit more appealing if it were brightened up with some new, retro color scheme... and, he was right!

His first combination was white with teal which now sits (and plays) in my kitchen...

Then, while showing his creation at a "Show & Tell" session at the NJ Antique Radio Club meeting... someone fell in love with that radio... but wished she could have one in Coca-Cola red... to match her kitchen! She probably didn't think that she would actually ever receive one... but, she will this Friday at the meeting! :-)

Just another fun way to keep radio history interesting and enjoyable in the eyes of today!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Asheville Treasures

This past Saturday, Bob and I hopped in the car and headed south to Asheville, NC for a visit with his Mom... and to see if we could find some treasures! I did good!!! :-)

Funny thing is... all but the pink bottle was found at the first shop we stopped at! The basket in the background of this picture was labeled as a "Honeysuckle Basket"... I bought it because I liked the shape and it seemed pretty durable. The ball jars I picked up because I love glass, but only have a couple of jars with the zinc lids on them... these with the clamp and glass tops are new to me. That should be enough for my Ball jar collection.

These other two bottles (did I mention that I love glass? LOL!) caught my eye because they are different from anything I have seen before. The pink one is stamped made in Italy and is actually a wine bottle. The design that is pressed into the glass caught my eye as a something that could easily be adapted to a rug pattern to be hooked! Kind of has that primitive padula look about it... or (with the the right colors) might even be interpreted as a fraktur. The other bottle is a milk bottle and what I like about it is the picture of the man on a stool milking a cow that is pressed in the front! :-) It's fun stuff like this that I seem to be attracted to... and it's glass! LOL!

And lastly, is this crock! My heart skipped a beat when I spied this tucked away in a corner behind a bench... I have always, always, always wanted one of these crocks with the bee marking on it... but never wanted to pay the price they usually command... believe me when I say... I got a deal on this! It has a slight surface crack (probably only in the glaze)... and that's about it! I'm almost considering it my "trophy" for the whole trip! LOL! 

So, with sweaty palms and racing heart I ran these treasures up to the counter to wheel and deal... and after all the dust settled... Bob picked up the tab! Whoo-hoooo!!!! Was this an awesome trip, or what?!?!?!?!?!?!?

Yah... I'm sky-high-in-the-clouds-ecstatic right now... and will be for a long time!!! :-)
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