scenes from the weekend…

…one great annual yard sale, where I found this little folding bag on a wood frame. It looks to me like something you’d use to store your knitting, but of course I could be completely wrong. For some reason it really makes me inordinately happy. I love that hexagon printed fabric, and even the cheap, shiny, bright purple lining. I think I may use it for more fabric scrap storage.

Best 75 cents I’ve spent in a while… for sure!


I also bought a huge bundle of knitting supplies. Due to my obsessive sewing habit, I no longer knit, but if I ever wanted to, I’d be ready. I’ve always loved metal knitting needles, especially in all these fun colors.


And a little summer reading, out on my picnic quilt…


Hope your weekend was as relaxing!

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28 Responses to scenes from the weekend…

  1. 1
    Jabba says:

    Right on – GREAT find!! I love the fabrics on the knitting holder – I’m sure that’s what it was for.
    Your quilt looks so inviting on the lawn, great post. 🙂

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    Sarah says:

    Love that yard sale find! Your picnic quilt is so pretty, I’d be afraid to sit on it. ^_^

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    Lisa says:

    Oh, I want to go on a little vacation on your quilt under your umbrella! It looks so comfy! Your quilt looks pretty on the grass.

    I have a few of those little bags- I use them for projects that I take with me. Right now one of them is holding a dress that I am cutting the sequins off of, some scissors and a bag to put the sequins in- everything I need if I have to run somewhere and wait.

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    Amanda says:

    Definitely for your knitting – my gramma has one exactly like it, but with a paisley print. Hers is in pretty sad shape though..

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    Whitney says:

    What an idyllic little setting! The quilt matches all of your outdoor lounge furniture so well. I knew I loved it for a really good reason…like its match-ability.

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    Heather says:

    Love, love, love the yard sale find. So perfect!

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    what are you reading? *sigh* looks so idyllic.

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    heather says:

    What a FANTASTIC find!!! I LOVE it too!!! Who would want to get rid of that?

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    Cristin says:

    Great little fabric basket you found! I *LOVE* yard sales 🙂
    And good for you to take some time for yourself and relax outside – we all need to do that a little more!!! 😉

  10. 10

    Adorable yard sale finds!!! (And only 75 cents!?! Wow!!)

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    Kristy says:

    One great find makes yard saling worth it. We have a weekend outlet store here and I got the sweetest vintage teal colander. It made my weekend! Love the knitting needles too. I’m looking forward to seeing your next Bento Box quilt. That’s what I’m going to work on this summer.

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    V says:

    great find! I remember having one of those around our farm. filled with yarn!

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    Kate says:

    Wow – what a find, that hexagon print is gorgeous…it looks as if it was made for you!

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    carrie says:

    Those knitting needles look awesome. Even if you don’t use them, they look cool in the jar!

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    Terri says:

    I can’t believe you found that knitting bag for 75 cents! The hexagon fabric is fab! And a jar of colorful old knitting needles – always a nice accent. I know what you mean – I don’t knit as much anymore either since sewing has taken over my life. Fun weekend!

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    jj says:

    that is definitely a knitting bag. Probably from the mid to late sixties! what a great find..

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    Alissa says:

    Love that little quilt spot!
    What a great find for 75 cents.
    The knitting needles look so cool.

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    Hilary says:

    I’m amazed at the number of people who commented on the framed bag.

    I have had two of my granny’s – one holding yarn of course (the other somewhere in the garage.) I have always wondered if the frame was bought with instructions and they used whatever fabric they had on hand (saw one at my great aunt’s house as well.)

    All the ones I’ve ever seen have been different fabrics but the same exact frame with the little plastic loop. I’ve also always wondered if the fabric strap (I see one also inside yours) simply goes through the loop so it’s easy to carry around with one hand (I suspect yours doesn’t button closed either…)

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    Liz B says:

    Great yard sale find! I have a little folding bag thingie like that too, except mine is brown and yellow 70s glory. It came from my husband’s grandmother, and yes, she kept all her knitting supplies in it. It doesn’t match ANYTHING in my home, of course, but I can’t help keeping it around.

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    Allie says:

    What a cool find. I LOVE it!

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    Kristin says:

    My mom has one of those folding knitting bags. I’ve been wanting one and I really like yours, what a great deal! I think they are especially great for camping or just going to the park because you can have all your knitting or whatever craft supplies, but you don’t have to worry about your bag getting dirty on the ground. Your picnic blanket looks so inviting!

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    Cheryl says:

    I love it! Great knitting find! I need to get out to more garage sales!

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    jennifer says:

    It seems everyone has one of the knitting bags, as I do too, but I think you found the diamond in the rough with that awesome hexagon fabric on it!! If you’re not going to use it for what it was made, at least you have some fun fabric to use for your quilts! hehe

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    Sherri says:

    That bag is awesome! I’d love to find one for my knitting stuff! Maybe I could make one…

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    Kyla says:

    I LOVE the dress fabric!! The quilt matches sooo perfectly!

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    Alana says:

    I have been searching for one of these, but the only place I have found one is at Hobby Lobby, but they normally only have one in stock at a time, and I didn’t like the print on it, so I am just holding out…until I find the perfect one!!! Like this one…

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    Nancy says:

    You ARE young! These were all over in the 50’s and 60’s. Everybody’s Grandma had one next to her chair with her knitting or crochet stuff in it. I never saw one with that “cheater” kind of fabric on it. Can you tell if it possibly has been recovered? They were mostly tapestry or carpetbagger kind of stuff. I’m not a knitter. Do the metal needles make a different noise than the wood or bamboo ones? Margaret on a blog called “Quilts of Love” has a strip pieced Bento Box tute. Real easy method. I made one for my son and his new wife for their wedding last summer. I am enjoying your WHOLE blog. THe only problem is don’t you have an archive? Moving around your blog has been a challenge. I like to start at the beginning and read forward. Thanks. Nancy

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