Saturday, February 4, 2012

E-Yard Sale Weekend !

The best thiYardSaleng about this yard sale is that you can go from yard sale to yard sale without leaving the house.

I’m linking up with Bonnie Hunter’s Yard Sale over at Quiltville, here.  This is my first “E” yard sale so I only have a few things ready to post—but you can bet future yard sales will have a lot more, lol.

If anything appeals to you, email me.  I’ll do my best to describe each item, but If you have questions do the same.   Also first come; first serve!   All of Bonnie’s rules apply here too.


Shipping is not included for any item.


Item #1 is this small quilt kit which was gifted to me from another quilter’s UFO collection and I never had the time to finish it.   The pattern, fabric, plastic templates and even thread are included. 

Most of the fan blocks (7 out of 8) are already done for you.  Fabrics are from the 1980’s—mauve, blue’s navys, seafoam green and muslin.  (see pictures).  Quilt will finish at "16” x 20 3/4”.  It would make a cute doll quilt and there’s even a pillow pattern included.   Even the quilting design is included in the pattern.  Finished block size is approximately 4 inches. 

Price is $7.00 plus shipping.

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Item #2 is fabric and pattern to make a Microwave Potato Baker.  This was also gifted to me and I know I’ll never make it.  I was also gifted a finished bag so that’s probably why, LOL.

There is about 1/2 yard of “potatoes” fabric, and about the same of muslin plus the warm and natural for the batting.   Asking $5.00 for all

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Item #3  is Eleanor Burns “Egg Money Quilts”  This is a brand new book, never used and comes with all of the templates still attached in the back.  Asking $15.00 for the book, which is less than I paid for it on sale at Jo-Ann’s with a coupon.

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BTW – you can contact me by email—just go to the “ABOUT ME” page (on the right of this blog) and you’ll see a link to my email (on the left).

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Garden Chores This Week–2/1/12

  • This is a good week to give your houseplants a visual check-up.   If leaves appear dusty you can wipe them off with a damp paper towel or put them in the sink for a tepid shower.  You should be holding back on fertilizer for all foliage houseplants which need an artificial period of dormancy to simulate the conditions of their natural habitat.
  • African Violets:  Why not pick up an African Violet or two this week to brighten up the indoors.  They show up in stores everywhere this time of year  from supermarkets to the big box stores (Violets are the flower of the month for February).  Unlike many other flowering houseplants, African violets will bloom year-round.  They like morning light from an east -facing window or filtered light from a west-facing window with sheer curtains.  They also want to be  watered from the bottom with tepid not icy water.  Leaves that get wet will spot.  Use a weak dose of liquid fertilizer specifically sold for them added to the saucer of water.
  • Azaleas:  Did you receive a blooming azalea for the holidays?  Most of the potted azaleas sold in stores and florist shops are not hardy outdoors, but they make lovely houseplants for us northerners because they prefer cooler house temps in winter (65 day and 55 at night) and they’ll re-bloom next year if you can give them about 4 hours of indirect sunlight a day.
    It’s normal for old leaves to drop off, but if new ones drop, it means they need water or light.  They like a weekly shower in the kitchen sink which will discourage spider mites and a summer vacation out of doors in a shady spot.  Fertilize twice with acid fertilizer in April and again in July and repot with a good potting soil before bringing them back indoors.
  • Compost:  You can buy composters for under your sink and put those veggie peels and fruit peels to good use.  I’ve seen them at Crate and Barrel and every garden catalogue, I’ve received. Or check out this website Just make sure you don’t compost any meat or cooked foods. 
  • Websites:  Check out the internet to find gardening clubs, post questions and even swap seeds.  Now’s the time to think about joining a garden club while you’re sitting inside pondering spring.  You’ll meet wonderful people with like interests, get to volunteer for projects that enrich your community and learn as you do.  You can find a local club by contacting your state chapter of the Federation of Garden Clubs.