Sunday, April 1, 2012

Quilter's Garage Sale

It's been on the calendar for six months and still we call each other the night before to make sure we don't forget.  What's the big occasion?  Why the quilter's garage sale, of course.  We have two a year close to Kent; one in Streetsboro for the fall and one in Brimfield for the spring.  I promised to let you in on my big buys.  First deal: I found tons of yarn and knitting needles for my church for the Knitting Ministry.  They are sending it to Japan for a ministry started to help the ladies that lost everything.  Click here for the Wall Street Journal Story about the ministry.  It is awesome!

Second best:  A Quilters Wall for $5.  Now I'm not sure how this thing works, but it is brand new, pretty big when opened and has directions.  It is sticky on both sides.  Here is a picture.  Does anyone have one like this or know about it?

My second favorite buy was the book Picture Play Quilts by Ami Simms.  It is full of I Spy patterns and I have a basket full of I Spy material.

 Barbie stocked up on big pieces of material.  It took three of us to get it all to her car.  I should have taken a picture of that!  At first she said she couldn't find anything to buy - huh!  Barbie, Michelle and I went to lunch after the sale and gabbed the time away.  Can't wait for next year.

Remember I talked about the quilt rack that I found at Farm Brook?  Here are the pictures I promised with  my unfinished jelly roll quilt and a quilt I am doing for my grandson, Nick, called "A walk in the Woods."  It's a kit I picked up at the Vermont Quilt Show a couple of years ago and is really an easy little quilt with fish, bears, polka dots, pine trees and moose.  Nick is 10 and loves the outdoors and loves to fish.  The rack has lots of space in between to hang quilts.  Nice!

Last of all, I want to share a favorite poem, "Barter" and my favorite line from the poem that reminds me of our Quilter's Garage Sale day.  I truly believe that one should "Spend all you have for loveliness,/Buy it and never count the cost;"


Life has loveliness to sell,
All beautiful and splendid things,
Blue waves whitened on a cliff,
Soaring fire that sways and sings,
And children's faces looking up,
Holding wonder like a cup.

Life has loveliness to sell,
Music like the curve of gold,
Scent of pine trees in the rain,
Eyes that love you, arms that hold,
And for your spirit's still delight,
Holy thoughts that star the night.

Spend all you have for loveliness,
Buy it and never count the cost;
For one white singing hour of peace
Count many a year of strife well lost,
And for a breath of ecstasy
Give all you have been, or could be. 
Sara Teasdale
Spring flowers that Zoe, my 7-year-old granddaughter, and I picked.  She loved the violets.

1 comment:

  1. I love the new look! Barb didn't bring the box of fabric for me to look at, only two pieces. She was so happy with her find.