Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Cute Vintage Finds and bad news

First the good news. The first estate sale of the year!!  Whoo Hoo!  The house was pretty small and they didn't have a lot of things except bells!  Oh my goodness, the prior owner of the house had the bells!  However, I DO NOT collect bells, I am not going to buy any bells, and I just had to keep repeating this over and over so that I didn't buy the bells, but she had some really cute ones!

Anyway,  I found a couple of cute pieces.  As anyone who has ever read my blog knows, I love elves or pixies and found this adorable pixie sitting under the polka dotted mushroom house.  Talk about cute overload!
Can he possibly be any more kitschy?  The little butterfly is on a spring. 
I also bought this adorable little tablecloth.  I paid more for it than I normally would have ($5.00) but I love the applique and hand stitching so much, I decided it would be worth it.

Don't you just love the colors?
Would you like to come over for tea?

I also bought a glass basket and a couple of Sarah Coventry rings that I haven't taken a picture of yet.  I am terrible about taking pictures of things I have bought or made.  I am in such a hurry to get them washed up and put away that I forget to photograph them. 

Now the bad news.  My sewing machine is broken!  I have no idea what happened to it.  In the last couple of weeks I have made 2 skirts, an apron and a pair of pajamas (none of which I have taken a picture of) and it was sewing along just fine.  Then I cleaned it.  Something I do about every 6 months.  After that it started skipping stitches, then it started bunching up the bobbin.  I tried every trick I knew to get it to sew properly, to no avail.  So now my beloved 20 year old Kenmore is sitting at my Dad's waiting on my step brother to fix it.  He does sewing machine repair as a side job.  I hope it can be fixed.  I really like my sewing machine and do not want to buy a new one.  Maybe without my machine I will take the time to photograph and the stuff I have made!

I am linking up with for Dotty Wednes day and for Whatever you want Wednesday!

Have a great Hump Day!


Shirley Hatfield said...

I am a red/white mushroom and pixie fan as well. Is your piece a planter or a bank? I have one almost identical that is a planter. I took some red/white polkadot fabric and made it into a pincushion. One of these days I will post my mushroom collection...If I can get a decent pic.

Ann said...

Well I'm ready for sales to start here too. I adore the little mushroom also. I was in the middle of sewing Junior Brides dresses a few years back and my sewing machine broke!!!!My hubby took me out that day and purcashed a new Husqvarna because the wedding was in two weeks!!!!! I really love this machine. Have a super day.

Arlene @At Home with the Grimms said...

Thanks for dropping by to visit my blog Linda!! I miss all my old friends from Kelli's forum. I enjoyed looking at your blog and catching up! Boo on that broken sewing machine. Nothing more frustrating than trying to sew and the bobbin messing up. Hope your brother can get it back in tip top condition! I am looking forward to spring as well...and yard sales!!:)

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Very cute, Linda! Isn't it funny how we have to give ourselves a talk? ;)

Sorry about your machine. :(

Thanks for linking up to dotty Hop Day! ♥

Kelli said...

Ooh...I love the tablecloth! That was a great price too. I think estate sales are really overpriced around here. Of course, I should go on Sunday afternoon when everything is 50% off. :)


SueLovesCherries said...

I am soooo in love with your pixie mushroom figurine! It's adorable!

Chin up! I'm sure your machine will be fixed and back in your hands soon!

hensrule said...

Hi Linda,
Loved the tablecloth! Very cute.
Thanks, Dorothy~~