I got this hawkeye fabric awhile back, I think I got it at Expressions in Thread in Le Claire, Iowa. At any rate I sewed it up into a pair of Hawkeye pillow cases.
It's a fast easy way to make a pretty fancy pillow case. There ar4 a ton of tutorials out there, here's one I looked at to get the correct method. Magic Pillow Case
Kinda looks like I should get some fluffier pillows, but I really like my flat old feather pillows.
So I went over to Walford, Iowa on Saturday. They had community wide yard sale day. It was insane! It's a pretty tiny town, but the streets were packed with cars parked everywhere and a zillion people browsing for the yard sale find of the day! I didn't hang around too long!
I stopped over in Amana on the way home. I saw they were having a market at the Performing Arts Center. I saw this cute old cigar box and look what was inside!
The seller, Denny..(he was sure wanting to make a sale) told me they were from the old post office in Amana. Too bad they didn't say that on the stamp still, pretty cool. He had the box marked down to $15.
I couldn't pay $15 but I got him down to $10. Yes, not something I need. but cool anyways. And look
1910! I can turn the wheel for the SENT or RECD, but I can't move the year part.
And I got this cool picnic basket. I liked the one got i got awhile back...it's my stash basket for photos, so I talked with another guy selling stuff, he was asking $45. Not!
I got it for $10. I like the slats that make the lid, my other one is a solid wood hunk, like plywood, so this one is pretty!
Don't they look good together! I think I'll need a couple more of these....haha!
My mom is pictured here with us 3 older kids and our Dad. I don't know how she managed with 3 kids tearing up stuff, but she did! I'm pretty sure she made the outfits my sister and me are wearing. Mom always says she hated to have her picture taken, but I'm glad she did it once in awhile, to me she is so pretty! If the year on the photo border is correct I was about 6 years old...what a cute red headed kiddo! Happy Mother's Day Mom!Love You!
The other thing I did today was make a donation to my local elementary school. And best of all it didn't cost me anything and I didn't have to have kids begging me to buy stuff! Thanks Ford motor Company!Ford has this program called Drive one 4 UR Community. All you have to do is go for a test drive, fill out a paper saying what you thought of it and TaDa $20 for your community, or our elementary in this case...up to $6000! I hope they get enough folks to go on a drive!
Our local Ford dealer Carter Ford,
Sponsored this event and supplied all the cars and trucks to drive and lots of signs to direct folks to the driving line.
I drove an awesome Ford Fusion. Like this one...oopsy I forgot to take a picture. What a fun easy way to help out a good cause.