Sunday, 18 August 2013

7th Annual Quayside Boardwalk Sale.

Yesterday was our annual boardwalk sale, each year it grows in size.

Although the day was cloudy it was a great day for selling with a breeze coming off the river.

At several places they had seating for people to enjoy live music. Just outside my condo was a good 70's revival rock group. Couldn't get a good picture of them though. There were also service groups, politicians, information booths along with food and beverage vendors.

All sorts of things for sale but restraint was my guide. Last year they had a local realtor with a dunk tank.

The river is tidal and despite the sandbar the tugs were out doing their thing. Temperatures got into the mid twenties, and it was a bit muggy.

This beautiful bike was on display, not vintage and not for sale but lots of admirers.

Beautiful leather seat.

Love those tires.

Viva Kilo, company is only 5 years old.

Beautiful Nantucket Bike Basket.

Zinnias along the boardwalk.

Beautiful flowers all around they photograph so nice with the overcast skies.

Love the bees.

The aftermath, tablecloths to be gathered. Note not much trash, neighbourly pride.

Shopping carts used to move things to vehicles.

My one purchase for the day a sugar/syrup dispenser for the outrageous price of one dollar! Love the lemon yellow and the hexagon shape of the glass.

Now to wait for next years sale and maybe set up a table of my own.

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Friday, 9 August 2013

More sewing treasures.

Several years ago I found this lovely pink sewing box in Garden Grove Oregon.

The decals are lovely.

The inside is in very good condition, along with the spool holders.

Another beauty I found was in Needles California, where Snoopy's brother Spike lives...remember Peanuts cartoon strip by Charles Schultz?

The lid was missing but all the guarantee and instructions were there.

Love the turquoise cord and the water spritzer.

A pretty pink lady.

Her body comes off.

She is a thread holder and has space for pins or even a pin cushion in the middle. I think the idea is that you let the thread come though the upper opening and just pulled if you wanted some more. I got her in Port Townsend Washington.

This I got from my grandfather. They lived in Regina before moving to Vancouver. The outside advertised Drope and Hosie General Insurance Agents in Regina Saskatchewan.

It dispenses straight pins. You load them inside sharp side down and then press the smaller round cylinder. The pin appears at the little hole much safer than a pin box. Unfortunately it won't work with the large yellow head pins so popular now.

Another lovely treasure is this embroidered pin cushion.

These tortoise shell sock knitting needles were my great grandmother's. the metal ones were also hers love the mitten covers for the ends.

My aunt gave me these knitting needles in the wooden holder and said they were also my great grandmother's.

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Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Mary Lou Weidman watering can and flower swaps

In the Spring we swapped watering cans and then decided to also do some flowers using the same background fabric/colours so they could be used in the same project.  We had more people make flowers than watering cans and some people didn't make flowers.  Here are the results of the two swaps.
 This watering can was by Michalee Sloan.
 Sandy Fisher was clever and made her block in the pouring position!
 Mary Lou Weidman.
 Diane Volk Harris made this charming pair.
 Edie Faile made this tulip looking flower.
 Shelley Dameron made the nine patch flower.
 Hexagon bloom by Michele Groth.
 Asterisk flower by Mari Linfesty our swap hostess.
 Rebecka Schafer gifted me with 2 blooms and a watering can.
 Molly Evangelisti went above and beyond with this potted flower with applique leaves.
 Mary Lou Weidman sent us this lovely flower.
 This rosebud was made by Sharon Butford.
 This zig zag beauty came from Sandy Fisher.
 Claire Marland made this thread watering can and pink flower.
 Polka dots by deb Worster, the flower has a button and yo-yo in the centre.
 Kathy Fields made this pair.
 Rainbow watering can and flower by Kim Kerschl.
 Turquoise watering can by Leanne Clare.
 Mary Wilde had fun with yo-yos.
 Mary Graves love pink, so do I!
 I'm not sure who made the Mary Lou Plaid watering can.
No name on this dragonfly watering can either.                                                                                       
This was my pair, I used the polka dots for the top of my cone flower and the checker board is a Mary Lou fabric also.
This was a great swap with lots of creativity, our next swap is a basket one using some Tonga treat batiks and sketch Delft blue fabric as backgrounds.  They should be great, stay tuned.