We went out to the yard sales this weekend and found a few things. The quilt in the background was the first thing I found for $5.00. The blocks are old with fabrics from the turn of the 20th century, but I think the quilt was put together in the 1970s. It is nicely hand quilted and worth more than the price I paid!
The picture in the foreground is a 1940s print in a nice frame for only $3.00 and will probably be a present to a friend.
The two cactus cowboy lamps were $1.00 a piece, and we will sell these on ebay.
The tin tray is a picture of an elk by James L. Artig and was $2.00.
And finally, I always look for Condensed Reader's Digest books because I enjoy reading them and they have such pretty covers and end papers. This one is from 1953 and was 10 cents.
Not bad for $12.10 total.
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I've been challenged by Cindy at Just Another Day in Paradise to do the Lucky Sevens Tag. So here we go---
Seven things I plan to do before I die:
1. Return to Paris, France.
2. Make a difference in some one's life that I don't know.
3. Finish organizing the 120 years of photos that I somehow seem to be in charge of doing.
4. Get my house in absolute impeccable order. I don't want anyone to have to say, "Oh my, what a mess!!"
5. See my grandchildren grown, healthy, happy, educated and have a relationship with God.
6. Grow in my Christian faith.
7. Reach our 75th wedding anniversary.
Seven things I can do:
1. I can sew anything -- Halloween costumes, clothes including suits and coats, drapes, bedding, and table linens.
2. I can play the piano.
3. I can be frugal and do things on a dime.
4. I can get a decent meal on the table day after day.
5. I can quilt, knit, and embroider.
6. I can be happy lounging around and doing nothing.
7. I can hold a grudge - not a good thing, but I'm working on that.
Seven things I can not do:
1. I'm hopeless at any thing athletic.
2. I can not make pie crust.
3. I'm no good at gardening - the bugs eat me up, I hate having my hands dirty, and I have a brown thumb.
4. I can not sing, but I still do!
5. I can not crochet - my grandmother always said I looked like I was shoveling coal.
6. I have no aptitude for languages.
7. I can not put a book down once I have started reading it.
Seven things that attract me to Bob:
1. He chose to marry ME 50 years ago.
2. He has a work ethic that never quits. After working hard for 44 years as a civil engineer, he now substitute teaches in our local school district, does all of the yard work, does anything around the house that I ask like painting, etc., he restores and refinishes furniture for resale, AND he cleans bathrooms.
3. He is a dedicated father and grandfather.
4. He is a great son with infinite patience with his mother and other elderly people.
5. Despite having been diagnosed 49 years ago with a form of Muscular Dystrophy, he has shown true grit and managed to keep moving and out of a wheelchair.
6. He laughs at my weird sense of humor.
7. He has given me the ultimate luxury of being able to stay home all of these years to be a wife and mother.
Seven things that I say most often:
1. You're home now.
2. What do you want for supper?
3. Let's go for a ride and get a Coke.
4. I don't want to get up.
5. What are the kids up to?
6. Go for it.
7. Here's the remote. You find something to watch.
Seven favorite foods:
1. Mexican food
2. Tapioca Pudding
3. French toast
5. Onion rings
6. Home-grown tomatoes
7. Brownies with nuts
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