The annual car show on top of Petit Jean Mountain was this weekend. Liz and Pete invited me up. On the way I stopped at Kurtsy and Arron’s yard sale and got to see Donna. Good to see them. We visited a bit and off to the mountain. On the way I stopped at some yard sales just to see if there was anything I could use. I found a big Japanese knockoff of a Dresden china bowl, a crystal Christmas tree for a buck, and an embroidered hankie in a box of free stuff. I texted Ivo and asked him what was the bowl. It only had the numbers: M-327. He said in great condition could be worth $75 to $100. Not bad for $20. The traffic was something! Cars and trucks everywhere. At the top of the mountain cars were parked anywhere they could get in. They were in places all up and down the highway. Did you know that on the mountain you can block off your land up to the road, so nobody can park on the side there? You can even block off your drive so no one can go up. All the drives are private. If you found a place where they were parking, it cost $10. And the lots were full! We got a carry out lunch from the fire department, ate then Jim drove us down and we walked the antique and craft section. A total bust. Only saw one booth that you would say was full of antiques. The rest was junky crap. Mainly stuff we’d throw out. Yes, it was a car show, and yes, there were car parts, and parts, and old parts, and rusty parts, and oily parts, and tin signs and more metal parts. And everything was dirty and dusty. That is great for the car enthusiasts, but in the past there has been some great antique vendors. We got to watch the judging the cars. We walked back up to the Jim and Ruth Ellen’s and hung pictures. We had a great time playing decorators. Then we rested and cooked supper. I came home and took a 3 hour nap, then went to bed. A fun day!!
This weekend is the Car Show on Petit Jean Mountain. It was Lucas the Tail-Less Wonder Dog’s day to get beautified in Perry County. I got up, dressed and took him. I took him an hour early, because I forgot she doesn’t get there until 9:30. I usually take him in the school year at 11;30 when I get out of school on Thursdays. Well, I called Edwina that lives across the highway and went to visit. She and I worked together for 20 plus years at the newspaper office. We had a great time. On the way home I stopped in Oppelo at a couple of yard sales and then went to the big one in from of the city Hall there. Kita is a dealer that goes up to the Amish country and brings back unusual and different things. She had 2 HUGE white oak split baskets. Really neat and in very good shape. When I worked at Silver Dollar City in Branson, MO, I worked in the broom and basket shop. I love white oak split baskets. I loved the smaller one best. She wanted $25 for the small one and $35 for the big one. The big one has a touch of red spray paint on it. I wasn’t sure it would come off. Then she told me she would take $50 for both. The last big one I bought cost me $60 15 years ago. it was a deal but I didn’t want to spend the money. So, I bought the first one and then she said I could have the other one for $20 and that was a deal, too. At other booths I found a silver plated cranberry server, and a card of buttons. I saw a cut glass candy dish with a lid in the star burst pattern. It was $10. I passed. Got home and played, then went to pick up Lucas TTWD and saw a sign where the St. Elizabeth parish was having their yard sale. I collect religious items to hang on the wall in my class room at Sacred Heart. Boy, they had them. I picked up 3 glass angels for $1 each for Mama’s collection, got a button hook, 2 antique buttons, a miniature pair of metal shoes, crosses, rosaries, and a shaving mug for Fina and Matt. On the way home I went by and got that covered crystal candy dish. Then I found the bargain of the day. A metal poodle pin cushion and the head moves for $2. I have seen these up to $45. Bargain!!!
My neighbor, Janie called last week and wanted to know if I would do something for the Community Service silent auction in memory of our friend Steve Willbanks. I told her I would try, and that I had to go to Tulsa, etc. Well, had some stuff already cut from the last 3 flag quilt tops I made the week before to use as examples when I teach it Conway. I got it all out in no time I had a top done. I took it to Tulsa and while I was there I quilted t and put a binding on it. I had starched it so much it looked flat ans shiny, so I threw it into Joe’s washing machine and put it on cold………….. IT RAN!!!!! Four places the same fabric. When I got home I called Janie over and we discussed it. I decided that if I threw acrylic paint on it, it would camouflage the runs and would add another embellishment. So, I took it outside and splattered red tube acrylic paint on it. It really did make it look different. Then on the way to Hot Springs I sewed the buttons on. I saw Janie this morning and she said that Carol, Steve’s wife, bought it at the auction. That pleases me to no end that she would want something I made, because she is an artist. I’m glad did it and was forced to be creative, and splattering paint was kinda fun.
When I got back from Texas, I had a couple of days to pack to go to Tulsa. I knew I had to lecture on Friday so I left on Thursday. It takes me all day to pack for a long weekend. even take my sewing machine in case I have tie and I did. My quilt friends Gary, Joe, Susie and Diane are always fun to be with. I left at 8:00 and got there at 11;30. I only have 2 stop signs and one street before I get off the turnpike. Easiest trip there is. I got to Gary’s shop and the guy that was working asked us to go to lunch with him and a friend. On the way we stopped at a fabric store and I found Susie some Halloween fabric on sale. On the way to Joe’s I stopped at Dillard’s and found some things for summer. I stayed at Gary’s and we all ate at Joe’s. Dianne and Susie cook and we have a blast. On friday Dianne and i drove up to grove, OK to the guild there to do the program. It took us about 2 hours and sure was glad Dianne went with me. On Saturday Dianne and I planned to go to the Tulsa Flea Market at the fair grounds, BUT, IT WASN’T THERE! Car Show. Well, we went to the big antique mall and it wasn’t opened yet, so we went to the Salvation Army to kill some time. Dianne found a wonderful colander and a really neat crystal cracker/relish tray and something for Joe’s new black kitty, Shadow. I got a couple of things to wood burn, a ceramic Christmas tree, a metal stand with votive holders. Then we went to the antique mall. I love shopping there. Lots of goodies. I found some brass and embroidery under glass trays, figurines, crystal salt & pepper, crystal bon-bon, glass, spoon, sterling silver pie server, pair of tongs, plastic Santa, heads, and two Victorian watercolors. Susie, Dianne, and I went to the fabric store and we all got some goodies. We all ate at a wonderful Mexican restaurant Saturday night. I finished my flag quilt and we visited. Gary gave me a wooden little curio/display shelf with glass doors he had stored. Sunday I got up at 6:00 and left. I hate the busy day traffic so I got out before the rush. Got home and went to Joan’s and sewed all afternoon. A fun weekend.