Monday, April 23, 2012

Saturday, April 21, 2012

...of BALLOONS ...and bags.

Okay, this is a BIZARRE MESS!! BLOGGER on my computer has gone and changed things all around on me, so hang with me folks...
  Is this a Web-wide thing ~ or just 'speshul' for me??  Hmph!
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So, anyways....
     It was a B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L. SUNNY day in Central NY yesterday, and I was ready for a 'bit-o-adventure', so I emptied out the back of the Subaru of excess clutter, packed up THREE big bags for consignment and donation, loaded them into the back of the Subaru (quickly filling up the space I had just emptied!!), opened the sunroof, put in a CD, cranked the tunes and set out!
   About halfway enroute to the consignment store I noted a roughly painted plywood sign which simply stated ESTATE SALE FRI & SAT with an arrow.  It was positioned half-a##ed in the middle of a five road intersection so that you couldn't really tell easily which road 'exactly' it was pointing down.  Normally this type of sign I would just ignore, since it was 11am already and the sign had NO dates, NO location, NO times... but the sign had one major thing going for it - BALLOONS!!  I love 'balloons' on a sign!  Balloons tell me the sign is Current - like Today! this Morning! ...'cause we all know how quick balloons deflate!  So I made a couple of round-about turns and finally found the correct direction the arrow was pointing.  I didn't have high hopes.  Like I said, it was 11:00am already, but that's okay, I was still going in the direction I was originally headed - just by a different route... and that is always GOOD.
   MORE BALLOONS ~ TURN~
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   MORE BALLOONS ~ Dirt Road TURN ~
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TON OF CARS & PEOPLE = Found it!!   Now I really don't have much hope....
Outside of the house under one of the MANY tables I found ANOTHER Bowling bag (with ball - of course) - $1, and an avocado Train Case (**Note to self: MUST start parting with some of these!!).  OH, I AM such a bag lady at heart it is PATHETIC!!!

Not much left inside by the time I got there, but I did rummage through a PACKED closet and come out with this Great vintage carpet bag Purse and (2) vintage scarves... ($1 for all!!)
...and this little be-jeweled, mud wasp infested GEM may not look like much now, but I was THRILLED to find it tucked up in the rafters of the back porch at the estate.  I have been looking for a 'chandelier' on-the-cheap for our back porch for years that I can 'have my way with', and at $5 I think this baby fits the bill!  ~stay tuned~

That's it.
Not a TON, but I am one HAPPY CAMPER with my new toys!!!!!
(good thing, 'cause I went to a Rummage sale this am that I couln't get out of quick enough - ewe!!)

Now... back to this rug project...

Friday, April 20, 2012

...working on the bucket list!

Things are rather quiet for now, with the warm weather in the NE still sporadic.
The calendar is looking hopeful with the church RUMMAGE SEASON getting into full~swing in the next couple of weeks - YIPPEE!!
...for now we are just amusing ourselves with custard on warm evenings at our favorite spots on the Finger Lakes...
(and YES, we DID add a lock for our 10th anniversary!)
...my main 'time-consumer' currently is tackling the AGE~OLD rug hooking project...
You have all heard me talk of it before...
Yes, I.AM.GOING.TO.GET.THIS.CROSSED.OFF.MY.BUCKET.LIST!!
I keep thinking that at some point in the process I am going to start enjoying it...
so far it has all been prep-work,
and so far NOT!!
Searching for pieces of wool clothing at Rummage Sales (NEED DIFFERENT COLORS & MORE!!!) ...
Washing the wool clothing...
Cutting the wool clothing into useable pieces of cloth...
Using the Bliss Strip Cutter Machine to cut the cloth into strips...
Finding proper burlap for the backing...
YES this is a labor of L.O.V.E.
Took J to introduce him to my new favorite Sea Glass beach.
What did he find?
Not just One, but T.W.O. MARBLES!!!!
and a R.E.D. one even!
(for those of you unfamiliar with sea glassing, marbles are a rarity to find, and RED sea glass is one of the rarest colors - so to find a RED MARBLE was a MAJOR SCORE!)
HAPPY WEEKEND EVERYONE!

Monday, April 9, 2012

...E-B KNOWS what I Like!!

'Easter Bunny'...
or, as we fondly refer her in our house,
'Mom~ Easter Bunny' ....DEFINITELY knows what I like!!!
(sweaterclip 2012 #3)

Saturday, April 7, 2012

... the verdict is IN!

It is as clear as the 'Writing on the Wall' (or in this case 'in the dust')...
While 'dusting' our treadmill Friday morning I heard a subtle, yet definitive 'Rip'. Yep. Another pair of my o-l-d faithful jeans was one step closer to demise...
I think that we can ALL AGREE that this is a SURE SIGN!!!...
...Friday mornings were meant for SALING - NOT - CLEANING !!
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND EVERYONE 8-)