Friday, February 18, 2011

There really are still trustworthy people in this world

Wednesday I was looking at antiques on Craigslist when I found some cute little vintage aluminum pans. The price was just right, okay really just terrific at $4.00 for the lot.

So I emailed the seller to see if they would mail them. They were located about 2 hours from my house. I got a quick response telling me she would. And so the emails went back and forth. Long story short, they came in the mail today, only 2 days later. AND she said just send me $$, no pre pay, no guarantee she would get her money. She said send me $4 and what ever the postage is on the box.

They will be adorable with my little antique child's stove. And yes I will be mailing her a thank you card tomorrow with the money thanking her for her trust.

Tonight I finished the 2 ring bearers pillows. Ones like these cost $21.99 at Hobby Lobby. I have less than $6 in them both. Hey a mother has to save every penny she can when it comes to a daughter's wedding!

40 days! That's what it took for me to quilt this queen size quilt all by myself. I have the binding sewed on the front. All I have left to do is tack it on the back. However I have another quilt to put in the frame and I really want to start on it first. (Insert . . Deanna and Rita want to come and help me quilt?).

Look what the blacksmith found in the attic. I had long forgotten about them. A big box of old quilting templates. I can't even remember when or where I got them. But you can bet, they will get some use on the next quilt!


Barb said...

Your quilt looks wonderful.....

Your wedding pillows are awesome!

Karen said...

I love random acts of Kindness like this - what a cool find!

Marge said...

Those ring bearers' pillows are absolutely beautiful. Much better than anything Hobby Lobby could have! And 6 bucks? Awesome!

The quilt is so pretty. Wish I could come and help quilt the next one, but my fingers don't want to work that hard anymore. Could I just bring coffee and treats and come for the visit?

Brandi said...

The little pans are cute! Hmmm... someone is going to have fun playing in that kitchen. ;)

The quilt is GORGEOUS! And, the pillows are perfect! :)

StitchinByTheLake said...

I have a dear friend who made the ring bearer's pillows for my girls - what a wonderful wedding gift that was for them! I love your quilt and I can't imagine getting one done in 40 days. It must have been all that snow! blessings, marlene

Zoey said...

Wow, 40 days is fast for a quilt that size. It looks great. I especially love the quilting at the bottom edge.

Those old templates are great--so big and easy to mark around.

Nice job on the pillows, too. You saved a lot of money doing it yourself.