Flurry of Fabulous Finds
My focus for February was supposed to be Finish It Up, but instead it has morphed into Find Fantastic Objects.
I just had a lovely visit from my mom, sister, and 4-year-old great-nephew. Here are just some of the reasons that I love visits from them:
- I clean like crazy ahead of time, so I find all kinds of things I’ve been hunting for – like, for example, my floors!
- I get a chance to cook for an appreciative audience, and then I have lots of leftovers on hand after they leave.
- They ooh and ah over my latest projects.
- They give the animals all kinds of extra attention.
- They don’t mind helping with chores!
Most importantly, on our outings, we like everything and we never rush each other!
So while they were here, we went to a nearby town with great antique shops, and here are some of the bargains I found.
Another surprise appeared this morning. I find these cocoons quite often when I am out with the sheep, but usually they are already opened.
Right before Mom and Sissie got here, I found one that was still complete, and I threw it in a jar so I could see what hatched. This morning, there it was up on my curtain!
I took it outside and enjoyed getting plenty of photos.
I hope you are finding things to enjoy in your day, too.
The only thing I found today is another box of scrap fabrics! So I guess it’s back to Use up Your Scraps for me for a while. I’m glad to see you’ve found some rather interesting things. I love the vintage quilt top. Have a lovely weekend.
Yeah, I keep finding more too! I’ve only been quilting for a few years, I don’t know where all this stuff has come from! 🙂
I think the fairies bring the scraps while we’re sleeping at night……
I really enjoyed this post today. Really neat stuff.
Glad you liked it! Hope all is going well with you.
GREAT Finds by you! Thanks for sharing, http://projectsbyMtetar.wordpress.com Beautiful Quilt! Be Blessed
Thanks – I love to rescue those tops. One day I will get them quilted!
You’re always most welcome. What a Blessing that would be to someone. May your day be filled with God’s Grace. Be Blessed, Mtetar
That detail of the moth wing is incredible! It also got me to do a little reading up on silk, since I’ve never really understood the details of its creation at all. Wanna do a post on silk sometime? 🙂
Sure! In the meantime, you might like this post which has lots of good pictures. http://agujasblog.com/2013/02/19/tie-dyed-textiles-in-cambodia/
Your moth photos are amazing, I don’t get such interesting moths near my house, just boring brown ones that eat clothes!
I have found that all insects are interesting to me, when I can take their picture with a macro lens and look at them up close (or look at someone else’s photos). I think Dr. Suess must have gotten a lot of his inspiration from bugs! But a polyphemus moth is spectacular, I agree.