Monday, August 06, 2007

yes please!



Thanks a ton for all of the encouraging words the past few days. The decision is in...I'm going to try it! If I fail miserably at least I have most of my gifts finished for...uh...forever. I think it will be a blast no matter how it goes!!!

A good friend of mine's mother passed a few years ago and her aunt passed just a few months ago. She has been going through all of the contents of their house (they were twins and lived together). There was a ton of jewelry. Lots of old lady stuff. And fabric. And notions. And she asked me if I might have any interest in any of it! YES PLEASE!!!! And a box came walking up to my front door the other night. She said she really didn't think I would use it because it was all so old. Mostly from the late 30's and 40's. A few things from the 50's she said. As I wiped the drool from my chin I said I would take a look. The entire box was filled with butter tubs FULL of vintage buttons! And baking pans full of ric rack and lace and tape!! And then I saw the transfers!! They are about the most awesome things EVER!!!! I may not recover from this one!!! She was ready to throw it all out! Oh my!




And one more thing...as she was leaving she asked me if I might be interested in a steamer trunk of fabric from the same time period! I think she was afraid to ask me...seeing as I was completely glazed over by the treasure in front of me. She said there were bolts and bolts of fabric from the late 30's and early 40's. I guess their family were seamstresses in the early part of WWII and the boom just following. Whew. I told her I would come over and take a look. You know, out of the kindness of my heart. So they wouldn't have to throw it away. I really am a fabric martyr you know!




34 comments:

capello said...

oh, poor you. it's so difficult taking vintage buttons and fabric. ;-)

kirsten said...

oh. my. goodness.


(hold on, i need to hyperventilate).

as if this SERIOUS treasure isn't enough... BOLTS of 30's fabric coming your way? are you serious?

please photograph ALL of it. and if by chance you have too much, you know who to call ... or email.

i'm drooling.

kat said...

Oh those twins are looking down from the heavens saying, "yahoo, someone going to use our stuff!"

Thrilled for you!
Enjoy it and I can't wait to see more photos of this fabric. Sound fabulous!

Jane said...

Akk! I am green with envy!

lera said...

Holy freakin' Moly, girl!!! That is the jackpot of all time!!!!!!

(I'm trying to remind myself to breathe right now ...)

Sarah and Jack said...

Wow. I cannot wait to see what fabric comes out of there.

Katie Jean said...

be still my heat.

I think I may pass out at the site of all that goodness.

I just can't wait to see all that fabric!!

Katie Jean said...

obviously that should have been heart.

I guess I'm in shock of all that goodness.

Stacy said...

My original comment was going to be a curse word. Followed by more curse words. Then, some squealing. All of which would be topped off with some extreme jealousy.

But, I cleaned the original comment up. :)

You're very lucky indeed.

madmommy said...

I'll be at your house first thing in the morning, lol!
No, just kidding.
But it's tempting.
Take lots of pictures!

kimberly said...

I definitely would have passed out. you must be stronger than me!

amandajean said...

oh, mylanta!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you are one lucky lucky lucky girl! were you just about to burst? all the buttons would have been great, but a steamer trunk full of old fabric? oh, mylanta!

by the way...so happy for you!

randi said...

Yeah! I am glad you are going through with it! I think you will be glad you did!

Your new treasures are awesome!!!

jessica said...

wow, that is awesome!

erin said...

you stinker! i am just jealous.

got my package yesterday - thanks heidi, love it! i will send yours along next week and will post it when i get to the end of the alphabet. :)

Amanda said...

My gosh! Lucky you! I think it's wonderful that you're taking all their sewing stuff, because I know you appreciate it and will use it well. So much better than to be tossed, unloved, into the landfill.

Chara Michele said...

Oh my goodness! So very jealous:) Lucky you! :)

jessi said...

wow - the pictures are fabulous. I can only imagine what it looks like in real life! Amazing! I'm with kirsten - time to hyperventilate! Enjoy!

laeroport said...

oh, my.
It is a good thing I'm sitting down.

kat-out-of-the-bag said...

Hello from England.....wow you are so lucky to have been offered all that.I am sure it is fate as you seem the kind of lady who will put it to a wonderful use....
Best Wishes Kat =^..^=

Ragged Roses said...

Oh my goodness me - I can't quite take it all in. Every sentence got better and better, plus a trunk full of vintage fabric. Wow!
So glad you decided to have a go at the craft fair.
Kim x

African Kelli said...

What a great find. It is always nice when a bit of sweet karma finds its way back to you.

Dee Light said...

Too, cool. Enjoy your new found treasures!!!

Tricia said...

Oh my. It was meant to be. Not everyone would appreciate the treasure, many would throw it out....but it has found its home! Yeah for you:)

Mirre said...

Wow, treasure!!

Christine said...

That sounds like a treat! I love just looking at your pictures and imagining things to create with everything. I don't sew, but thats a homeschooler's dream, getting a box full of stuff like that.

Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day!

The King said...

The wife would crap herself if material like that showed up around here. She has been digging through everything looking for something to fill in her latest quilt.

Cindy said...

Okay you have hit the mother load. I think I will drop by for that coffee and some favors (hehe)!

Mrs.Kwitty said...

wowowowow! That is sooo great--lucky you! I am a little jealous, but happy for you at the same time! Can't wait to see the fabrics and what you will do with all this treasure.
Smiles, Karen

AM~Erica said...
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AM~Erica said...

OMG! I am so impressed with your craftiness, girl!

If I tried any of that stuff, it would fall apart within an hour.

You go get 'em!

I can't wait to see more!

Heidi said...

Wow. Isn't it funny how people don't realize the treasures they have?

Jenn Maruska said...

HOLY COW!!!!!!

Anna said...

Heidi-

If you received any OOAK, spectacular vintage buttons, like Czech glass, rather large sized, please let me know if I can perhaps see and maybe even purchase a handful to use as clasps. TTYL sweetie!

Anna