Friday, April 16, 2010

Did I Say Tomorrow?

Yea I said I'd be back tomorrow on Monday forgetting I had to work the next three days. Let's see I've put 42 hours in in three days and still have to work tomorrow for another 14. So my apologies. Anyway, I promised I'd show you what I was working on. Well, despite my dining room looks like a disaster zone... no not all by me. LOL My son has discovered the joys of model cars. SOOOOOO... since Mom spreads her stuff on the dining room table so does my son. It's funny as a little girl I actually put model cars together too. Yep all tomboy here. LOL. I can just see his creativity oozing from him and of course Steve had close to 10 billion models that he brought over to the house for my son to finish too. OK Steve has been working on them too. Anyway, I bet you are wondering how I get anything done with my table looking like this.

This is mild compared to today LOL.



Ok my last towel ended up like this. I don't know why I've been in an Americana mode lately. The flag is made from left over material I had. I have also decided I am OCD because I find it very difficult to not try to get all my stitches the same as I stitched the black thread to hold the flag on. LOL.





Speaking of Americana... Since I sold my last Welcome sign to a fellow blogger I had to come up with a new sign for my porch. Well, since the Americana theme is just everywhere then I figured I better follow through.





Next I had this little pencil and pen tote I bought at a thrift store for $.35.



A little brown paint...



And a little help from Steve and his Dremel tool... It is not done yet! I need to sand and stain.



Now last but not least.... I hit the JACKPOT!!!!! I went to the Goodwill last night with my family. I was working at one of my jobs and they came for dinner and then stayed for a bit and since I'm allowed to leave work just stay in town we went to a Goodwill. I am just SO excited. Just look what I got... There is at least a yard (most of it is more than that) to every piece. The most expensive was $5.00 and the least was $.25. Steve made me buy some of it. He would look at it and say I can see you making this or that. LOL.



The star fabric in the back is probably 5 to six yards and cost $5.00. Steve says I need to get blue fabric and make an Americana quilt.







All I kept thinking was bonnet or quilt. So you girls may reap the benefits of this fabric. LOL.

I am going to try to update my selling blog tonight or Sunday. I'm suppose to go out today to a flea market, but my son just informed me he is staying home since his allergies are acting up. We shall see about that. LOL.
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15 comments:

AMBPrimitives said...

Love love that towel!!!!!! I'm a huge fan of anything & everything Americana.The sign is beautiful too..Your table looks like mine when I get crafting myself lol..Wishing you a great Friday..HUgs

LeeHillPrimitives said...

i LOVE AMERICANA DECOR. YOUR TOWEL LOOKS AMAZING. NICE FABRICS.

Tina said...

That lil tote is too cool. Love the dremel work. Can't wait to see what you do with the fabric.
Have a great weekend.
T

The Crafty Crow said...

Great finds...have a great day.
Blessings,
~Ronda~

Jo-Anne said...

WOW! That's a great deal on all that fabric!! I can't wait to see what you make with it all!

My three brothers made models by the bucket load when they were growing up. Two of them are still making them. It seems like a fun hobby....I think your son gets his creativity from his momma! :)

ChristinaP said...

Love your Americana porch!

~Judy~ said...

WOW! You sure hit the jackpot with all that fabric!!!

janet said...

I love the towel..I have a spare bedroom done in Americana and my front porch..Great finds.. I wish I could find stuff like that here where I live..

basketsnprims said...

Love the towel & the tote, Mary. Those fabrics are gorgeous & I can see some of the blues and tans in bonnets. Have a great weekend and get some rest.
hugs,
Pam

Dog Trot Farm said...

Love the towel, the decor on the porch, and the amazing fabric find at Goodwill!

There Is No Place Like Home said...

Hey Mary! First off we should have a contest on "who has the most clutter on their table" LOL! I totally know how you feel on that one...my table is the ONLY work space I have that's why it's in all of my blog posts LOL! second I feel so bad for your son I hate allergies, by the way the comment you left me on my post about the 1-900 voice, I am still laughing my butt off at that one! Also the porch display LOVE IT!! SO CUTE! And I am thrilled to see all that fabric, like you said bonnet or quilt. My vote is on a bonnet, but no pressure! LOL!

There Is No Place Like Home said...

O' crap! Sorry..I almost forgot I am a big fan of your new towel...you did such a wonderful job on it!

simple~needs said...

great job on the towel!! i am loving the outdoor decor too. i really need to come up with some new ideas for outside.

oh, i used to work on model cars too... i used to love doing them. :)
hope you find some goodies this weekend. :)

Tamera @ the Stone Fence Cottage said...

love the towel!!! you hit the thrift store fabric jackpot!!! I always check out the craft/fabric but ours only seems to have UGLY polyester fabric and I can't think of any way to prim that mess up!!

Willow said...

Jackpot on that fabric for sure ! Loving all your americana things...
And girlie you oughta' see my craftin' area right about now lol I think I'd break the camera If I tried to take a pic lol....Hope your having a great start to the week....
Prim Huggs n Blessins
TJ