Sunday, July 1, 2012

Holy Rug Hooking!

Ok I had sworn off yard sales because I was buying to much for the house we didn't need.
But it really is a big fat lie. Today after dropping off Miss Baby with her parents
we hit a yard sale. This woman was a hooker, I found lots of frames but all I could find for
patterns etc was latch hook. ummm that can not be right.....
she did needle point and embroidery...

Still no hooks or patterns no wool...

nothing that says rug hooking.

This hoop has screws on the side to adjust to the fabric.....
Then I talked to her daughters who neither one has any interest in any of these crafts,told me it was
in her words "the tip of the iceburg". I will be going back. I am going to sell the
hoop the hoop on the stand and the purtain on the stand and keep the rest.
But for fun can you guess how much I paid for all of this?
(If any one is interested in any of this before I put it on ebay let me know)

I did hit a couple of thrifts this weekend I have more to show later but this sweet
pull toy was 1.00 and has made in west Germany on the bottom.
Miss Baby gave him a spin through the house.
you all made me feel very normal that I do not have a passion except
maybe my family.
Have a happy and safe fourth!
(to thrift store Lisa you always boost my ego thank you!)
Life is a do-it-yourself kit.
                       Phyllis Diller


Saundra said...

Good heavens woman you hit the mother load. Obviously you got it for a song and will be good profit for you on e-bay I'm sure.

I hated my Puritan and sold it an floor stand to a teacher for $75 and am sure she turned around and got much more for it than that.

I don't need any frames since I have a snapdragon as well as a Townsend floor frame, a couple sit-upons but would LOVE to know what you paid for it. Send me a note, would love to know.

So no regular hooking wool, linen patterns, or other stuff???


Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

You are the "Yard Sale Diva" . . . I'll bet you spent $10.00 or under!

The Wool Cupboard said...

I sent you an email about your finds, Cathy! Great haul from the yard sale!!


Rugs and Pugs said...

Cathy ~
I am going to take a wild guess and say $40 since you are the queen of thrift :)
Happy 4th to you, too.
Pug hugs :)

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

Oh my gosh...You better go back if that was "The tip of the ice berg"! haha
Good job, I can tell you paid very litte, and that's GREAT!
Erica :)

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Can't pass up a super deal!! Love the toy!!

Sassafras and Winterberry said...

Wowza! What a rug hooking haul!! I bet you didn't pay more than $20 for the whole lot! I just started one of Tom's rugs. Also, spent a full day at a rug hooking meeting. Too long! Are you staying cool up there?
Hope so!

Stacy Crawford said...

I'm glad you found some nice things. I have been yard saling this year and it is a great finding treasures!

Tammy Burks said...

Looks like you've hit the rug hooking mother load! Holy cow!
Did you get all this for under $100?! Curious minds want to know!

Primitive Stars said...

Hi Kathy, wow, alot of neat things,good luck with them. Love the little pull toy,so sweet. Wishing you a Happy 4th of July, enjoy, Blessings Francine.

yaya said...

I'm sure you'll sell those items easily. I love the little pull toy. I still have a few from my kiddos childhood that the Grands love to play with. Enjoy this week and have a great 4th of July!

The Paisley Studio/Sarah McNamara said...

Wow! What a find!


The Paisley Studio/Sarah McNamara said...

What a find!

Mugwump Woolies said... hit the hooker mother load!
Great finds!

Rose H (UK) said...

What fabulous frames Cathy! They're interesting just to look at even if you wouldn't use them. I'm sure you'll do well selling the ones you want to. Love the little toy - I have a similar one in the loft tht was our daughters!
Have a wonderful week :o)
Rose H

Dog Trot Farm said...

Oh my goodness Cathy what wonderful finds! You truly are the queen of thrifting! I can't wait to see what you'll discover when you return. Happy Fourth of July, Julie.

Julia said...

What lucky day for you. I bet all for $50.

I wonder what else she has for you. I'm looking forward to seeing your next purchase from this lady.

Hugs, JB

Fuzzy Slippers said...

What a haul! Thanks for the anniversary wishes. :)

The Barn Door said...

Wow you hit the jackpot!!

jody said...

ohhhhh my gosh what a great sale you stopped at! i love love all the frames! id want to keep them all...too fun cathy! hope camping goes well, your cookies look wonderful! enjoy!