Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Rescuing clothes from a garage sale

I'm headed to my friend Ted's in the Netherlands later today, so it has been a whirlwind trying to get ready. I promised my hubby a while ago that I'd have a garage sale to get rid of the stuff from the kitchen remodeling, plus a lot of other stuff. Our cars have been outside for a while now and he says it's time to get them back in. Which meant that I had to have my garage sale last weekend or wait until Sept. And guess which option HE chose? LOL My daughter had a lot of baby clothes (hmmm...looked very familiar..seems like I bought most of them!), so I had her bring them to me. They are such a big draw at garage sales. And they were. The sale was good, God showed mercy on me and it didn't rain until AFTER the sale. Thank you God! I was packing everything up to take to the Free Store (a store that's supported by area churches for pre-qualified families to shop for free for necessities) or to Goodwill.

I came across the cutest little cotton shirt worn by my granddaughter and set it aside. I thought--I'll just cut it up into a few pieces and add it to my latest bright scrappy project as a little memory of her. I might end up making a little doll quilt for her out of the rest.

Talk about getting side tracked--instead of bagging up garage sale leftovers OR working on class samples....I'm painstakingly taking apart the shirt to save the buttons, the darling little hot pink tatted trim and making the most of every square inch of fabric!
An hour later I had two little pieces of trim......4 buttons and (2) 2 1/2" squares which

I promptly put into my quilt. I didn't cut up the rest of the shirt yet as I want to figure out the best use of it. I'd sure hate to cut it up and wished later I would have cut them bigger/smaller or whatever.

And the little sweetie who donated to the cause!

so..I got a bit sidetracked..it sure was fun and I don't regret a minute of it. I even caught myself smiling while I was in the middle of all of it. And THAT's what's fun about quilting.....creating memories.

Happy quilting!


Nana's Quilts said...

Well should you find this while you are out and about - I'm hugely jealous, but it will be great fun to be in the Nederlands with sunshine. Yeah! If you get to Quilter's Palet (in the Hague) say "Hi" to Evy - a very nice lady. Friend Caroline comes in exactly 2 months and she's most excited.

So fill us in on your wanderings and what you're doing. Inquiring minds and all that.

Tot ziens,

Melzie said...

glad your sale went well :) I haven't been by in a while, nice to see you again :D xoxo melzie