What fun we had yesterday at the Flea Market downtown. It was a beautiful day, a little cool at first but the sun came out and it was awesome. Perfect treasure hunting weather. It was packed – everyone had the same idea – including this little fellow who was riding in style:Natalie was our photographer during the outing. She took a ton of pictures. They had a Ford car show going on. Gordon was able to get his fix on cars. Do you like Gordon’s pants, we cannot tear them away – they are like 4 inches too short, he doesn’t care, and the shirt, don’t get me started, I will just say it gets washed about 4 times a week.They even had an old North Carolina Highway Patrol Car. Gordon loved it:Gordon was also in bottle heaven. He collects old glass bottles and couldn't get enough of them. He is very selective, which is a good thing. He really wanted these little tiny blue ones:They were over $150 a piece. We didn’t get them.
Alice and Gordon also found these sewing machines. They had great prices on them, I am not sure if they worked or not, they looked to be in great shape.
A strange thing happened while we were there. Everywhere you looked there was some type of naked statue or item. What was funny was they were all at different tables except a few. Natalie set about taking photos of them all, here is just a sampling:I think my favorite is the salt and pepper shakers – what were they thinking?
My kids had a blast, Natalie only because she could take pictures and she found a zillion glass ball weights. She collects the round ones. She doesn’t really like the “treasure hunting” thing. Gordon on the other hand would stay out there all day – picking through boxes. He loves looking at all the different treasures.
Log Cabin Quilt
I began working on a log cabin quilt last night and thought I had the colors all picked out. But as I was laying them out to sew together I didn’t feel there was enough contrast or something. Something was not right. But then I looked at them and thought I liked them but the colors were not like a traditional log cabin – or at least what I thought of as a traditional log cabin. My question to all you quilters is – in your opinion does a log cabin block have to have the darks on one side and lights on the other or does it matter. Can they be all jumbled up?? I like them all jumbled up but do they look funny?
The block on the left is all messed up – I didn’t pin and realized I am not that good that I cannot pin!!
Okay off to sleep for me, work tonight. My last week of 4 nights – yippeee!!!!!!!!!!! I am so excited. Have a great day!!