Sep 13, 2010

Marvelous Monday Update 9/13/10

There's a church here in town that hosts a rummage sale each year. Usually, they have an awesome selection of "stuff". This year, there was an old 50's singer sewing machine for $10. I passed on it, though. Instead, I came home with these:

Unopened Magnet Board
and Antique Sewing Machine Accessory Box

Since neither had a price tag, the lady at the check out table said, "How's 50cents for both sound?" I said, "Sounds like a deal!"

I haven't been to the consignment shop in FOREVER so I decided to stop and see what they had. I didn't walk out empty handed...

Victorian Lace
Fully kitted up

for only $4!

I've been wanting to try needlepoint. The price was right and it was kitted up, I couldn't let it pass me by.

I found this fabulous metal picture frame at the thrift store. Look at those details. Isn't it gorgeous? Only 99cents!

The same store had close to a dozen porcelain dolls. Two jumped into my hands and insisted on going home with me!

Meet Anya

She is from House of Lloyd and is a limited edition Christmas Around The World doll. Her outer wear is actually 4 pieces: A hat, cape, coat, and muffler.

This little cutie doesn't have a name, but what's unique about her is that she's made entirely out of porcelain. She is also jointed at the head, arms, and legs.

Wawanna at Silver Threads and Golden Needles is celebrating her 66th birthday! How awesome is that? To celebrate, she is hosting a birthday giveaway. Click on over to share your favorite birthday memory with her.

Pilar from Cenefas de Flores (which means Flower Borders) is celebrating 35,000 hits to her blog. Check out her giveaway. She does beautiful stitching and also has yummy looking recipes!

I made some really good progress on TMQ last week. At the rate I'm going, I may finish it this year!

Hard to believe I'm in my 6th week of the semester already. I spent a good part of the day yesterday writing a paper for our group presentation. We had to pick a company and do a financial analysis. We picked Ford Motor Company and will be comparing it against Toyota and GM. Our group decided 5 pages would be sufficient. After compiling information from my team members, I ended up with 15 pages! Our group volunteered to be first to bat... next week.


htimcj said...

What great finds at the garage sale and store!
Your stitching looks fanbulous as usual.

Shelley said...

As usual, awesome finds!


TMQ is looking great.

Kathy said...

Nice bargins that you picked up this weekend.

Your sampler is looking great.

Anonymous said...

LOVE thrift store finds!

That little accessory box! 25 cents! cant beat that with a stick!


Rachel S said...

Those are great thrifting finds! Congratulations!

Kay said...

I love a good bargain myself and am always thrilled when I find a heck of a deal! Great progress on your stitching this week!

Anonymous said...

You came home with some great treasures, Meari.

Good luck with your presentation in class. School has started here again as well. Gonna be a busy time, but with any luck, the work I do this semester will help me graduate next December instead of in May 2012.

Good luck with getting TMQ finished by the end of the year. It's looking good.

Sandy in NM

Bette said...

What wonderful treasures you found! The dolls are beautiful. TMQ is looking lovely too.

Carol said...

You always find the best deals, Meari! Looks like your TMQ really might get finished this year--I'm sure you'll be pushing hard to get it done.

Good luck with your presentation next week--going first is always best!

Mary said...

May I suggest the name "Emily" for the doll that has no name. "Emily" was the doll that Sarah Crewe was given by her father in A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett. You picked up some great bargains!

Kelly said...

You got some great stuff Meari and your stitching is coming along nicely!

Sue said...

Once again Meari, you have found some fabulous buys! I still need to take a photo of my two jars that I found at Goodwill! have me on the bargain trail.

Your stitching looks fabulous; love that pattern!!!!!!

Sunshine said...

Great finds as usual. I love the TMQ. Will you be posting your Ford Paper? I'm very curious as to the results of your study.

Anonymous said...

Your TMQ looks really good, it is coming great. That Victorian lady model is gorgeous.


too_busy_to_stitch said...

What great finds :)

TMQ is looking great. Good luck with the needlepoint - looks fun.

Anonymous said...

It's just not fair that you keep finding these cool things! My thrift shops are just terrible here. Glad to hear you came up with a fix for your fridge.


Emily said...

Such fantastic finds, those dolls are really great. Stitchy stuff looks good. Good Luck with getting it done this year, no rush though.

Mary Ivancicts said...

Great finds! You are coming close to the ens on the TMQ! It looks beautiful!

EvalinaMaria said...

You are the best shopper I know! Your stitching is lovely. And tell me, if I was to buy stocks would you recommend Ford, Toyota or GM?

Debra said...

nice finds and wonderful progress on your wip. Good luck with your paper.

Mel said...

TMQ will get done this year. I know it. :)

Mylene said...

What lovely finds, Meari. And your WIP's is coming along great!!

Shelleen said...

Great finds. I always use magnet boards when I stitch. I can't live without them. Your WIps look great!

Nancy M said...

More great finds for you! That gold frame is really awesome!!! How's JG???

Lillie said...

Look like you found some very good buys. Enjoy!

Kristin said...

Those are really fabulous thrift store finds! Wow. I also love the progress made on TMQ.