Sunday, August 29, 2010

Sunday Sundry - Vol. 4

I can't tell you how much I look forward to doing these Sunday Sundry posts.  Well, actually, I guess I can tell you, and I just did!  We've got some ground to cover today, so let's get right to it. 

I breezed through Goodwill on Friday and happened upon a few good things.  

The domestic table was piled so high, you really had to dig to get to see what was all there.  It was king of like fishing.  Put your hand under the surface and feel for something interesting.  Imagine my delight when I came up with a black and white gingham apron with red hand-stitched embroidery on it.  Ten minutes later, I had reeled in two more similar aprons!  All three were keepers.  Once home, I laundered and line-dried them. 

Here they are on the table.  You can see the different redwork on each one.  There is black stitching over red rick-rack on the center one.  Cool, huh?

I also found some fabric and a fun book. 

I don't really need a book to tell me Wisconsin is weird, since I've lived here all my life so, believe me, I know.  And yet, I like it here! 

This is a well-done book with lots of great photos and artwork, and I figure it'd be cool to set out during the fall/Halloween.

 When I first spotted this floral fabric, I thought it was a vintage sheet, but it turned out to be yardage—lots of yardage!  Sweet!

Note the Goodwill price tag.  Incredible!  The fabric definitely has a vintage look/feel to it, but I have no idea when it dates to.  It is 44 inches wide.

*Giveaway Alert!*

So how about this:  Since it would appear that I have passed a few bloggy milestones recently, including my 100th post, a six-month blog anniversary earlier this month, and 50 followers...

I would like to give away one yard of the yellow floral fabric.  If you're interested, please specifically say so  in the comments (i.e., "count me in," or "I'd like to win the fabric," or "please include me in the giveaway," etc.).  I'll leave it open through Monday and then draw the winner Tuesday morning.  Please include your email addy in your comment if I can't figure it out from your profile.  Good luck!

Moving on...

Saturday was such a great day.  My two brothers and "a whole bunch of guys" played a benefit, which raised money for the American Heart Association. 

That's Darrell doing a guitar solo on the left, and Russ in the middle.

The musicians switched off now and then.  (Joe, you may recognize Iggy on the right.)  I think they were doing Sweet Home Alabama here.

Russ singing...I can't remember which song (he sang most of them).  It was before Mustang Sally though, because the dance area in front of the stage filled up at that point.

Here's our proud Papa.

Know what happens when you forget you're wearing sunglasses and take your own picture?  You see your own monkey arms in the reflection, that's what!  That's my sister on the right.

Good music, family, fun, sun, and a worthy cause—what more can you ask for? It was a wonderful way to end the week!


  1. Well, you know me - I always want the fabric!!! So throw my name in the bucket!!! (How come I can't ever find cool fabric like that at my Goodwill??) Love the aprons, and the book - now I want to know what's weird in Wisconsin - I've never been there!

  2. Love the aprons! Count me in on the give away!

  3. Looks like you were all having a great time at the benefit..such a worthy cause.
    Great finds on the aprons. I found three gingham ones a few weeks back at a church garage sale for 50 cents apiece. They were in great condition. I just love all the detail work they put into those aprons.
    I would love to win a yard of the fabric. It has such a fun vintage feel to it.
    Have a great Sunday.

  4. Wow! Wow and Wow!

    First wow: Now that I aprons, I understand why you are so pleased.

    Second wow: The yellow fabric is lovely! So bright and cheerful. Of course I want to be entered in the giveaway!

    Third wow: I knew this benefit was coming up, but I forgot it was this weekend. Would have loved to be there. Sounds like your brothers did all the good ones. I love the two songs you mentioned.

  5. Duh--I can't type this morning. The sentence should be: now that I "see" the aprons....

  6. My heart went pitter pat when I saw those aprons. Looks like you had a fabulous day at the benefit. Nice to "meet" your sister.

    Count me in on the fabric giveaway. I love vintage !

    Just going back to look at your monkey arms...

  7. Adorable aprons! And please count me in on the giveaway.

    It's always something random in your posts that makes me laugh out loud. This time it was the reflection in your sunglasses. Must be my weird Wisconsinite showing.

  8. count me in! i am in love with vintage right now...ummm, i wonder when that dates, i can't remember when they moved width from 36ish to 44ish...

    looks like you had a great time at the concert!

    thanks for a chance to win (again!!!)

  9. Pick me! Pick me!

    I love those aprons. I've always wanted a really long bibbed apron (long enough to cover a tea-length dress-with pretty ruffles) and I've looked for patterns to make one, but can't locate any. (I know someone whose mom made one for her, but that was over 20 years ago and I haven't seen that person in about that long so I can't ask her where she got the pattern.) If you know where I can get one, let me know.

  10. Oh P!!! I LOVE the "Weird Wisconsin" book - - - what a GREAT coffee table item!!!

    I don't think WI is weird, but the book is still fab.

  11. Great finds! Love those aprons.

    It's fun to see your brothers playing. Mustang Sally always fills up the dance floor:)

    Count me in on the giveaway! I'm always up for free fabric.

  12. Great pics, looks like a really good time. Love the arms reflection and how great to share the good times with your sister. Lucky you!! I'm going to have to get out of Atlanta for thrifting, I think 10 yards of that vintagey awesomeness would have cost at least $10. I put down a set of sheets that were $12. - couldn't believe it!! Thrifting Robbery! Love to win a yard of yours - thanks for the chance.

  13. What a fun post! Lots of great things! That fabric was the find of the month. It is so beautiful! Those aprons are really great too. Love the colors. And I'm totally laughing at the Wisconsin is Weird book. Hilarious.

    Cute picture :D.

    xo -E


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