Category Archives: Thrift store finds

Quilt Shop and More

This week I took to the road and headed up an hour away to Washington Indiana to meet a friend of mine for lunch. Gail and I are part of the “Garden Girls” a group that’s been meeting monthly for … Continue reading

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More Dyeing and Irises

Since launching my online class, Icy Delights, I have been trying to catch up with what I wanted and needed to do and had put off while getting that class ready. Unfortunately, it has rained a lot so I’ve not … Continue reading

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Dyeing Vintage Fabrics

I love to dye and I love old and vintage fabrics. When I’m shopping at thrift stores, the place I first head to is the area with napkins and tablecloths. Here at Happy Acres we try not to use a … Continue reading

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Alabama and Blueberries

As I mentioned on my last post, I was driving down south to visit my sis in Alabama. This was the first time I have driven by myself this long of a distance and to somewhere I had never been. … Continue reading

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Tuesday Recap: Thrift Store Threes

I volunteer at our local thrift store once a month and usually I have a little time while I’m working to check out new-to-me stuff. Sometimes it’s amazing what catches my eye. Is it chance or is there something else … Continue reading

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Hawaiian fabric shopping

We just recently returned from a wonderful WARM stay in Hawaii. Our visit included three stops on The Big Island: Hilo, Waimea and Kona. If you know me, you know I like bargains and fabric shopping. Two years ago we … Continue reading

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Midweek Roundup

Happy Hump Day! This past month I had the privilege of being a beta tester for Nikki in Stitches to test drive her new Craft Academy. In addition to checking out the website, I went through her November lessons of … Continue reading

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Love Thrift Shop Bargains

I had lunch the other day with a good friend and her sweet daughter and on the way home I just had to stop by one of the local thrift stores. In fact, it’s one of my favorites, but I … Continue reading

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Dyeing Vintage Napkins

I’m always on the lookout for linens when I’m out thrift shopping. I’m really attracted to the  damask pattern which are usually white. They remind me of home. On special occasions Mom would get out the iron, starch up one … Continue reading

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Getting ready for my first exhibit

I am so excited! I will be showing some of my pieces –  mostly ice dyed fabric – at one of our local libraries this month. I’ve been busy getting stuff ready. Here are a couple of the pieces I … Continue reading

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