Saturday, July 3, 2010

Treasures, Treasures, EVERYWHERE!

Today was Louie’s birthday. We went junkin’ with my brother and sisterinlaw, Jack and Polly, and had lunch at Granite City. Yum! I had the

Grilled Chicken and Bruschetta Salad 

(Pictured on the menu bar I stole borrowed.)sec_TopImage_menu_salads

Toasted Caesar bruschetta surrounds a mix of greens and romaine tossed in balsamic vinaigrette with grilled chicken breast, olives, and crumbled bleu cheese. Finished with marinated bruschetta, tomatoes, onions, and Parmesan cheese.

I had them leave off the bleu cheese. It tasted absolutely wonderful, but the oil on the salad, and the oil and butter on the bruschetta sent me ‘running’ to the facilities within 30 minutes. (Whew! That was close!) I guess I’m not used to ‘oil’ and I won’t have that again! It sure tasted good going down though!

Among my bag of treasures today, I found an almost new, vintage electric can opener. Fun!

treasures 001                                    Some movies… The Lake House, and Identity.

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An unopened DVD of Ernie Haase and Signature Sound and Catch Me If You Can.treasures 004

A few weeks ago, at Goodwill in Marion, I spotted boxes, and boxes of prewound bobbins. I didn’t buy any, because I did not know if they were the right size. They were a ‘G’ bobbin, which I knew was not my ‘M’ or my ‘L’ bobbin I use, but I was still curious. I took a couple of my bobbins with me today, and they looked like they would work…..

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…so I bought a BUNCH! There are 72 bobbins in each box…perfect for piecing…

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…except when I put one in my sewing machine, it was too big. I ripped off the cardboard circles on the sides, and it fit better, but still a bit too tight, so I pulled a few yards of thread off, and now they work GREAT!

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So what is this, you say? It’s not tape. It’s not a skinny roll of toilet paper…..treasures 008

It’s a roll of 2 1/2” white fabric on a roll! $1.99. I can either use it for binding, or use it to cut jelly roll strips! Who’d a thunk? Fabric on a roll! What will they think of next?

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I stumbled onto this child’s Singer Sewhandy Model 20 sewing machine today. Wow….I’ve never seen one of these while junkin’! It is tiny!treasures 002

Last, but certainly not least…I found a quilt. A quilt for $4.38. Someone made it, and tied it. Someone donated it. What a shame. Not for me! I am going to practice my free motion quilting on it, off the frame…just sitting down at my Juki sewing machine, with a meandering pattern. How can I go wrong for $4.38?

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See where they tied the quilt?treasures 015

Does anybody want to guess how many bobbins are in the jar? The jar is about 12” tall. treasures 009

 It was a good day. I love finding treasures.

Have a great July 4th, everyone, and if you get an extra long weekend, have fun and be careful if traveling.

Be blessed!

Michelle

patriotic_boy

10 comments:

That corgi :) said...

237 bobbins in the jar? sounds like you got lots of great deals in your adventures!! amazing what you can get for such a small amount of money!

Happy birthday to Louie!

betty

Andrea said...

You Always find the best treasures!! Happy fourth of July!

shelly said...

Sounds like a great day! Ugh for oily chicken bruschetta!!! (We make that all the time---the boys LOVE IT!!!...but without tons of grease!). I didn't think that I'd be a fan of blue cheese, but GC has awesome potato chips and I think they have blue cheese crumbles...they were delish!

Amelia said...

Wow, bargains seem to come your way...plus finding these new items (the bobbins and the fabric in a roll...not your normal run of the mill "junkin" items.

Enjoy the day - are you off tomorrow?

orchidlover said...

Happy 4th of July to you and Louie and give him a kiss from me for his birthday.
you got some great finds whle junking but for some reason you always do. I'm still jealous. LOL

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Lori said...

Happy Birthday to Louie! I love the little sewing machine.
and I'm guessing 128 bobbins. :)

Candace said...

Great finds. No idea, but I'll guess 300 bobbins.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Anytime I eat really rich food - like crab legs with lots of melted butter - I can bet I'll need a bathroom within an hour. I'm not sure what causes that! Love your finds - especially that quilt. :) blessings, marlene

jillquilts said...

Sounds and looks like you had a great time! Happy Birthday, Louie!!

Karly said...

You sure found a lot of treasures! I love how you call it "junkin" lol. I think the can opener is so neat. :)

I think there is 107 bobbins in the jar...

Happy Belated Birthday to Louie! I am so far behind on my blogs. My husband has been on vacation this week, so not much computer time. :)

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