Saturday, September 6, 2014

Yard Sale Jackpot :: 2

September 6 2014,

My yard sale finds continues.

This week I scored a less than one year old Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams "Major Chair Polished Stainless Steel Finish" for a whopping $50.00.

This chair retails for $1245.00.

When I got to the yard sale - I scoped the stuff quickly and spotted the chair. I looked at it quickly for any visible damages, sat on it, and said "I would like to buy that please". When I bought it, I had no idea what brand it was until we brought it home and turned the chair over and it had the manufacturer's label on it. Did a quick google and came up with the chair.

In 2012, we scored 4 (four) chairs almost brand new chairs for $10.00 each.

And before that, at another yard sale we got the 4 (four) Crate and Barrel Folio chairs for $125.00. These were brand new and barely used chairs. There was a miscommunication in pricing between the father and son, where the chairs were suppose to be sold for $125.00 each and not $125.00 for all four. Their loss my gain.

I love finding bargains - especially where I feel like I just blindly robbed them.

Quilt & Bitch

Thursday, September 4, 2014

A Conversation

September 4 2014,

Me: Can you please pull down the shades in the living room?

Hubby: Why?

Me: So that the sun doesn't ruin the couch and the table.

Hubby: But the sun is not hitting the couch nor the table.

Me: Ok, fine.

Hubby: It is hitting to the right of the couch, more towards the door.

Me: Ok, that's fine.

Me thinking to myself: Should have just done it myself, it would have taken less energy.

10 minutes later...

Me: Can you call next door to see if Les is home yet?

Hubby: I haven't seen him.

Me: Ok.

5 minutes later I picked up the phone and dialed our neighbor... turns out he was home.

Is this for real? Is this how men get away from doing things?

Quilt & Bitch

Monday, September 1, 2014

Pulling Weeds

September 1 2014,

OMG, I answered an ad on Craig's List today. It said, "Help doing yard work needed in XXX town today 10-1 (weeding, yard cleanup).

This was the next town over, approximately 10 minutes away. I wasn't doing anything exciting, hubby was still asleep, so I answered the ad. Emailed hubby telling him that I went to the next town over to weed. Told him to look at my email in case I don't come back home in a few hours (hey, you never know what crazy people are out there).

The next thing I knew I was on my hands and knees pulling out weeds.

I can't believe it - I am actually getting paid doing something I enjoy doing. For 2 hours I weeded and overdosed on Vitamin D. Unfortunately it was hot and muggy. Fortunately we had a good amount of rain the night before, so it made weeding easier.

Fast forward to six hours later, I get another email from the guy asking if I was interested in helping him with yard work 6 - 8 hours a week. I crazily said yes.

It's a small gig, I'm a pro at weeding - I can set my own hours - knowing me, the weeding will be done in a week - and he won't need me till next spring.

Call me crazy - but have you ever heard of someone actually enjoying weeding?

Quilt & Bitch

Yet Another Wedding Quilt :: Part 3

September 1 2014,

So the front of "Yet Another Wedding Quilt" is done, company's gone, I can now make a mess in the living room, I started on the other side of the quilt.

Below is the progress over the pass week.

Slowly but surely.

Quilt & Bitch

Monday, August 11, 2014

Yet Another Wedding Quilt :: Part 2

August 11 2014,

So one side of the quilt is finally done, right on schedule. This piece measures 84" x 97" - but will be used as the back of the quilt. So the finish size will be apporoximately 78" x 91". You don't really see the whole quilt in the picture below, there is 20" that is tucked behind the quilt so that it fits the wall and the wood that this piece is draping over.

We are having guests the next few weeks or so. That means I can't get started on the other side of the quilt until everything settles down. I hate putting things away when I am in the middle of a project, it's a waste of time to have to "hide" everything from guests and then bring everything back out and restart the project. It requires too much thinking and energy.

Five of my quilts will be going to shows in the month or so, and this wall will be bare. I decided to just hang this piece while waiting for the quilts to return.

I've yet to name this piece. Any ideas?

Quilt & Bitch

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Show + Tell :: Mosaic Art II

August 10 2014,

This wood art was finally assembled this weekend. The pieces were sitting around and it was suppose to be done with the other Mosaic Wood Art but I was not motivated, so it sat.

I finally sold the other wood art. The next day, another person asked if it was still available, and I told the person that it had already been sold. So I decided to finish this this project.

This measures 20" x 18".

This is my method on how to put weight on the pieces while the glue settles. I did not have enough clamps - so the next best thing was a package of soda that I had in the garage. Note - that Coca-Cola, Dr. Pepper and Sprite did not provide these sodas. This was bought by me at the supermarket.

What projects are you working on?

Stay tuned for a bench that is approximately a year in the making. :)

Quilt & Bitch

Monday, July 28, 2014

Yet Another Wedding Quilt :: Part 1

July 28 2014,

Friend's of ours son is getting married next May, nothing like getting an early start right?

Here is the start of one side of the quilt.

This quilt consists of 11 blues, 3 oranges, 6 greens, 2 grays, 1 purple, 1 yellow, all solid Kona.

The bride is in the fashion industry and is one of the sweetest person I've every met (even though I've only met her once before for a few hours).

Stay tuned for the progression of this quilt. This side should be done in a week or two.

Quilt & Bitch