Last weekend, DH and I had the chance to stop at an estate sale. I’d never been to one before and I think that it was my lucky day. In the driveway were 2 quilt racks, in the garage was an old Viking sewing machine and there was another sewing machine in the entrance of the house. The basement was full of sewing patterns, threads and other sewing accessories. The owner was also a doll collector and there were some really cute dolls and doll furniture.
I came out of the estate sale with some great finds and I wish I could have bought more!
I bought this 34 year old Viking 6430, in perfect working condition. It’s missing all the accessories but as it will just be my secondary machine I’m quite pleased.
There were boxes and boxes of vintage patterns and I picked just a few:
I hit pay dirt when I found 2 large boxes full of seam binding and bias trim. I use seam binding in my box bags and am always trying to find more colors to match my fabrics. My Joann’s has a very meager collection of seam binding so when I found boxes full of them I was ecstatic. I gathered up all the seam binding I could find, as well as zippers and ric rac and got a big bag full of them!
My last purchase was an impulse buy. When you fall in love, there’s no reasoning to be done.
Look at those eyes, those lips and that outfit! She has fully fashioned undergarments, a sweet petticoat as well as the under dress and the over dress. She’s about 50 years old and in a wonderful shape and will grace my sewing room for another 50 years.
I got a great deal on all of these items and want to share the love a bit. So I have two givewaways to share with you. One is for sewers and one is for knitters.
I’ve been cutting fabrics for about 70 box bags over the weekend and I have a bunch of scraps that I’d love to share with a sewer. There are small and medium size strips of fabric as well as echino oilcloth scraps.
I just finished my Milkweed Shawl out of Handmaiden Mini Maiden, a 50/50 wool/silk fingering weight yarn. I used 55g for my shawl but there is 49g leftover so I’m thinking that someone could make a fair sized shawl with the rest. I don’t have a picture of the yarn balled up but here’s a picture of the yarn still in the skein.
If you’re interested in either prize just put in the comment which one you’d like and what you’d do with it. I’ll pick both winners next Monday.