Tuesday, February 26, 2013



School vacation is over and I enjoyed not having to carpool Becky (mine) and Jade (I babysit). Back to the routine this week. After I dropped off Becky this morning I went over to JoAnn Fabric and Crafts. Not my favorite craft store, but I check in every now and then. Well, this week they just happen to be having a 50% off on all paper craft items! Stickers, embellishments, paper, Tim Holz stuff, etc. I got some distress ink pads, some papers, pearl "bling", and some alphabets. Could have used a couple hundred dollars for this sale!

I'm getting ready for Sandy's Easter Swap. I'm so excited about this! I chose a spool out of my vintage spool jar, and have been brainstorming all week.

I've taken down the Valentine decorations and swapped out the V-Day hankies for these ones.

 Which reminds me to show you this pretty vintage picture we got recently at the thrift store. We were admiring it and the manager gave it to us free! It's so pretty!


Terra said...

Isn't it nice when you happen to find a sale of things you love to buy, and you didn't see an ad or anything but happened to go there?
Your paper purchases sound wonderful.

Sentimentally Me said...

Ohhhhh! A paper sale! I agree, Joanns is not my fave, but the coupons and the sales are great if its what your lookin' for!

Thank you again for hosting Rednesday, Sue!

The French Hutch said...

I love to visit craft shops, so much inspiration. Sales are the best for paper and tags, love em. Great vintage picture, and love the floral hankies!
Thanks for hosting and Blessings to you and yours.

The French Hutch

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Thanks so much for hosting, Sue!!

Pretty hankies!!


Lesa said...

Love the cute stand you're using for your hankies. Have you posted about it before? I'd love to find something like that for hankie display. And congratulations on your lovely picture find. So nice that she gave it to you.

★Carol★ said...

I rarely go to JoAnns anymore because they've become so expensive. Love it when they have a big sale!
That vintage picture is the prettiest freebie I've ever seen!
Happy REDnesday,

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Happy Rednesday, Sue :) Thank you for hosting too! Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Love your spool jar! What a great way to keep & display them. Oh, your hankie stand is the sweetest!
Thanks for hosting Rednesday!
:) Pam

Kaye Swain said...

Oh how fun! I love grand sales like that - whether they are for easy crafts for the grand kids or fun and educational resources or special goodies for my senior mom. Thanks for sharing your wonderful bargains!

Chenille Cottage said...

Hi Sue!
I love your post...some of my favorite things. A jar full of colorful spools is like candy to me. Your hankies look so sweet displayed on your darling white rack. I have a display of hankies in my bedroom and one of these days I'll share it.
Thank you for hosting Rednesdays! I love and look forward to joining in each week
Can't wait to find out who my Easter Swap Pal is :)

Lola said...

Thanks for hosting, too!

Lovely hankies!

Susan Freeman said...

Love your vintage hankies Sue! Thanks or hosting.

Big Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

RNSANE said...

What a lovely blog you have. I'm participating in Rednesday for the first time.

My Rednesday post is at:


Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

Love how you show off your hankies! I have several that were my grandmothers. Blessings, Debbie