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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Thrifting Treasures

Well were back from a fabulous camping trip, full of sun, fishing , and alot of lounging! It was totally worth it & I feel so refreshed! Oh , yes, and there were bears everywhere! Im going to post some camping pics soon!
I got home & unloaded, and immediatly needed some thrifting. I was feeling some mega scavenger withdrawls. Check out these aprons!
This one is completely handstitched!
A bunch of vintage sewing notions,
and this fabulous crewel embroidery. (This from a proir trip) Its huge! Too bad it came with a metal hoop, because when I opened the package it left a ring of rust on the panel where the hoop was! Does anyone know how to get that off? I cant wait to get back to my blog reading & get busy on some new things for the shop. Now that girl guides is over, Im going to be super busy soon, as Im planning the "craft Cove" and decorations for the craft area, & projects for our church VBS program. Our theme is "Jungle Jaunt"so it should be pretty fun to work on! Only 15 kids craft projects to create...yikes! Hoping everyone had a fabulous weekend!

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Blogger Sarah and Jack said...

I usually use Wink Rust Remover. It smells terrible, and it is pretty toxic, but it works great. You would want to be very careful using it though, it might ruin the color on any threads already on there.

1:19 PM  
Blogger Delaney Gates said...

Ooh- great finds! :)

8:59 PM  
Blogger Adrienne said...

You found some great stuff!

6:42 AM  
Blogger Mrs.Kwitty said...

I cannot get over how many aprons you find! LOL It is so rare to find even 1 apron around here when thrifing, let alone the dozens that you seem to find! Funny eh? Maybe you Canadian women are messy cooks??? :-D

Smiles, Karen

ps--gonna make one of your exploding boxes for my scrapbooking niece's grad gift! Thanks for the tutorial!!

8:08 PM  
Blogger linda t said...

Oh ya! You hit the mother-load of apron goodness!
LOVE em all sooo much!
And sewing notions! Always a coveted find!

6:46 AM  
Blogger Julie said...

I just learned today that your gingham aprons with cross stitch are called chicken scratch aprons. I have one too and was so happy to learn the style has a name. Much nicer than the cross stitch kits I did in the 80s.

6:04 PM  
Blogger fiftyfinally said...

so what's with collecting aprons...my mother has several drawers full of them, that she's made and collected or been given for the last 50 yrs. I just don't get the fasination for them.

9:25 AM  
Anonymous Lynn said...

Wow, that is a lot of aprons you found and great sewing notions. I need to go thrifting soon too, it's been so long for me, unfortunately there are not many great places where I live.

4:32 PM  

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