Welcome to my blog about yard sales, crochet, my family and my life. A yard sale map in one hand and a crochet hook in the other.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Five generations ....twice!!

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. We had a great time with family. It was also a preview of what's to come for Christmas.....five kids three and under!
I got a five generation picture made with Mother, me, my daughter, Janet, and her daughters, Ashton with Josh, and Kayla with Declan.
I finished my Amish Star afghan last night.

Pattern found here.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Saturday News

Pam and I spent all day shopping and boy, are my feet tired! We started out around 8:15 at a craft show in Sharon,SC, but was disappointed in it. Another shop was open so we browsed around in it and found some goodies. I got this wooden pig, Yosemite Sam, and the snowmen.

On the way out of Sharon, we stopped at a yard sale. Great sale and great prices! I found this remote control dinosaur .....
 ...three tractors and two trailers......

 .....two wooden puzzles. They make the sound of each puzzle piece. I had to stop the car and rearrange them because they kept making noise as I drove!
At another yard sale I got this tiny giraffe...
 ....ten shirts for the younger boys......
 .....an interactive parakeet. This will drive Justin crazy!
Thrift store finds....two elves....
 .....a Santa nesting doll...

....Snow White and a couple of dwarfs....
 .......an ornament hanger.....
At the craft show in Clover,SC, I met a lady that had some crochet items for sale. What interested me the most was she had a Sophie's Universe afghan! That was my first one I have seen made other than my own. We talked for quite a while and she gave me her e-mail address to correspond about more crochet projects. I'm going to try to have a booth of my own next year.
Here are my Christmas decorations....I put my pink tree in my kitchen. I borrowed two of Sloan's trucks to "haul" the brush trees I got at a yard sale earlier this year.

 My white tree with the poinsettia , birds, and butterflies bought at after-Christmas sales.
 Justin helped me put the ski ramp around the tree. We bought this in 1992! It still works!

 I love animated toys! The snowman at the piano sings three songs. The other one I bought today. It repeats whatever you say!
 I let Sloan decorate my green tree. He did a great job!
Got my iced coffee, my feet propped up, resting for more shopping! 


Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Thriftin' on Tuesday

No news for Saturday but Sunday, Pam, Janet, and I went to the Southern Christmas Show in Charlotte. This has been an annual event since 1993 for me and my girls.
Today, I went to the local thrift store and found a few goodies.I found this Hush Puppy stuffed animal for Vivien's dog collection (50 cents). She'll probably take the visor and tennis racket off.
 I also found this Disney mug with the Lady and the Tramp dogs on it for $1.
 The rest are mine! This home collectible was $1.25.
 The Winnie the Pooh mug $1, Waffle House and polka dot mug were 50 cents each.
 I've seen these beaded ornaments in craft catalogs and have always wanted one. 50 cents!
 Two nutcrackers $1 each. The one on the right is terra cotta.
 Rudolph and his girlfriend 50 cents each.
I need to get my Christmas decorations out, but I just haven't been in the decorating mood! Maybe this weekend!

Thursday, November 12, 2015


Della and Maxel have been enjoying Disney World this week. I'm sure Maxel will probably not remember everything but I know Della will!

Maxel was probably asleep when this picture was taken.
Kayla and Declan came home yesterday.
Xander and Josh are growing.
I've started a crochet project for me. It's called Amish Star
Here's what it will look like completed...
I got another coloring book yesterday....
Here's what I did one night when I didn't have any crochet..
I also got some more Stephen King books along with a Jodi Picoult novel..
I stopped at a local thrift store yesterday and saw 2-3 bags of yarn in front of the store left for donations. I asked if I could buy the yarn and was told that it had to be processed before they could sell it! This thrift store is a ministry-owned store and turned down a sale! I would have given them $20 for all! Doesn't make sense to me!