I did some thrifting…found this wine crate for $3 at the Salvation Army…it will be used to organize in my craft/sewing room. I am just going to use some lemon oil treatment on it and I think it will perk up just fine!
I bought this full of thread spools at an auction…I wanted the spools, but am thinking the jar is pretty great too. I think it might be a 2 gallon size, not sure, but I plan on making a terrarium out of it.
It was half full of spools…love it! Lots of old ones, all wooden!
I have washed all the spools and will probably rub them down with pledge to make them pretty again.
The best thing I found was this pretty yellow all wool blanket! I was so excited…it is a square about as wide as a twin blanket but not as long! I have already felted (or fulled) it in the washer and it felted beautifully!
I have been motorcycle riding lately with a friend…four times over the past month, the first time for half the day! I love riding and I needed a jacket that won’t be too hot but will keep the wind off me.
I have even gotten brave enough to let go and take a pic or two…here I am in the reflection of Larry’s helmet!
I wanted a plain denim jacket and looked at several stores and catalogs, finally settled on one and it was $50, I hadn’t ordered it yet, but was going to… Imagine my surprise when I walked into the Salvation Army and found this perfect denim jacket, it’s a little long but that will be perfect…Just my size and only $5!! So glad I didn’t order the expensive one yet!
A week ago Friday we had a bad hail storm with probably a tornado too…there was a funnel cloud sighted within a few miles of home, but it’s not official I guess. I didn’t lose any trees but there are a lot of trees twisted off at the ground. The hail on the glove was pulled out of my friend’s gutters the next afternoon!
I was upset that the umbrella cover I made had several holes in it from the hail. Bummed!
And the hail was sooo big, in my area, people reported up to baseball sized hail. When I got home 4 hours after the storm had hit, the hail I found in the yard was still up to 2 inches in diameter.
Almost every plant on my deck was demolished! All summer it’s been so hot and I have watered them 3-4 times a day, but now they are all broken off.
The ground was covered with leaves and sticks, the trees looked so bare!
Insurance adjuster was out yesterday and now I am just waiting for the roof and gutter and chimney replacement estimates.