Going to 64 Highway Flea Market

quilt class, finds, watercolor painting amaryllis 094I had an hour to kill Thursday, so I stopped downtown at the 64 Highway Flea Market. It was cold and damp out, but I was waiting to do lunch with a family member that by request shall remain nameless on all my social media. You never know what you are going to see or what new items they bring in. I got a bale of cotton ($5)for a friend that was looking for some country farm items, a wooden piano to wood burn($5), a beaded tassel for the key in my china cabinet, an old small frame to paint a watercolor($6), and a lucite purse with woven sides($2). The purse was clear lucite on top and bottom. It has a brass framework with woven sides. The material that it is woven with is a clear clastic with texture and gold stars. I got it to put my small watercolor brushes and paint sets in. But, after looking it, and looking on the net, I think I better not store paint in a 1950’s purse that may be worth over $100. Even though I only paid $21.00. I can always find something to tote my paint in and not mess up an antique.quilt class, finds, watercolor painting amaryllis 090 quilt class, finds, watercolor painting amaryllis 091 quilt class, finds, watercolor painting amaryllis 092 quilt class, finds, watercolor painting amaryllis 093

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CAQ’s Workshop – The Eleanor Burns Method

quilt class, finds, watercolor painting amaryllis 043Karen and Sharon from northeast Arkansas came down yesterday to do a workshop in Conway for the CAQ. It was on the Eleanor Burns method. We made the Quick Trip design. Most of us did 16 fabrics that you cut two 22 inches by 2 1/2 inches. It’s a matter of numbering and keeping things in order, cutting and sewing the strips back together. It was fun and we all had a good time.quilt class, finds, watercolor painting amaryllis 043 ws 1 ws 2 Ws 3 WS 4 WS 5 WS 6 quilt class, finds, watercolor painting amaryllis 087

 

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Two Swans A’Swimming – Watercolor

quilt class, finds, watercolor painting amaryllis 023This week between the snows and school being out, I decided to paint a big watercolor. I have been doing tiny 3 ” by 5″ primitive watercolors lately. I wanted to try a big one. Well, a 9″ by 12″ one.  I looked on the net for an idea. Found an acrylic painting that was flat patterned and it had enough for me to get the idea going on paper. I did it in sections drawing areas and planning how to paint them in. I only used 2 small round pointed brushes and a flat diagonal-cut brush. I use the old Prang school watercolor sets with the eight colors and an added white.  When I got through I was hoping the frame I bought in Oklahoma City last weekend was the right size and it was. It is tiny, busy, but quaint. quilt class, finds, watercolor painting amaryllis 023Oklahoma city 003 Oklahoma city 010 quilt class, finds, watercolor painting amaryllis 016 quilt class, finds, watercolor painting amaryllis 017 quilt class, finds, watercolor painting amaryllis 018 quilt class, finds, watercolor painting amaryllis 019 quilt class, finds, watercolor painting amaryllis 020 quilt class, finds, watercolor painting amaryllis 021 quilt class, finds, watercolor painting amaryllis 022 quilt class, finds, watercolor painting amaryllis 088 quilt class, finds, watercolor painting amaryllis 089

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I Took a Quilting Class Saturday

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I don’t take many quilt classes anymore, but sometimes you just want to go and be with friends for the day. CAQ was having Karen and Sharon from north Arkansas to teach the Quick Trip, Eleanor Burns method.   I decided to go and had to do the pre-stuff. I had to cut 32 4-inch wide by 22 inch long strips of 16 different fabrics.  That way I’d have 2 strips of each color. Deanna and I decided to go to Conway together. Of course you have to take everything plus the kitchen sink. The class was good. The main thing is that there is a reason why you do it all the instructors way. Of course, when you don’t listen and screw up you realize why you do it their way. You sew strips together in a certain pattern, make another one, sew those into tubes, cut the tubes and then cut the strips and sew back together. BUT you have to number everything and always know “Who’s on first.” It needs a couple of borders, but that’s later. I enjoyed the class. Might even make another one that way.quilt class, finds, watercolor painting amaryllis 063 quilt class, finds, watercolor painting amaryllis 064 quilt class, finds, watercolor painting amaryllis 065 quilt class, finds, watercolor painting amaryllis 083 quilt class, finds, watercolor painting amaryllis 084 quilt class, finds, watercolor painting amaryllis 085

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Great Finds In Oklahoma City

Oklahoma city 094There was so much at the estate sale in Oklahoma City I had to really restrain myself from over buying. I tried to be selective and not spend too much. I think I succeeded. I didn’t break the bank. On the way in we stopped at a lady’s antique shop. She was the cutest thing and had a great personality. I told her we would get into a lot of trouble if I lived close.We just joked and she told me I was cute, but  not that cute. I bought 3 coffee cups to do little miniature scenes in. I think they are going to be fun to play with.  At the sale I picked up a bathroom towel stand, 13 dessert plates for an upcoming wedding, an Elfinware piano, big cut glass rose bowl, small glass basket with dogwood blossoms, an egg-shaped paper weight, miniature vase, fake ivory miniature elephant, a crown stopper perfume bottle,  silver-plated candle snuffer, a cream perfume, a silver salt spoon, and a Victorian gold frame. (Shoot, I left the frame in the van.)  They gave me a silver-plated carving set and a micro-mosaic frame. Wonderfully nice people. We had a great two days shopping and visiting.bought 1 Bought 2 Oklahoma city 094

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Oklahoma City – The Antique Collector’s New House

Oklahoma city 024After we looked and bought at the sale we were invited to go to the new house of the collectors. It was a brand new house in a brand new subdivision. The house next door was under construction. The new house was absolutely wonderful and how they decorated it with all the various collections was fantastic. They had museum quality items everywhere. Even though it was full it was very livable and uniquely appointed. You would have to be there several times to see everything and get a good look at it all. I really appreciated their hospitality and giving us the tour. I was very jealous. Not because I wanted what they had. We all have our own individual tastes and like. I was jealous because it was displayed absolutely beautiful.Oklahoma city 018 Oklahoma city 019 Oklahoma city 020 Oklahoma city 021 Oklahoma city 022 Oklahoma city 023 Oklahoma city 024 Oklahoma city 025 Oklahoma city 026 Oklahoma city 027 Oklahoma city 028 Oklahoma city 029 Oklahoma city 030 Oklahoma city 031 Oklahoma city 032 Oklahoma city 033 Oklahoma city 034 Oklahoma city 035 Oklahoma city 036 Oklahoma city 037 Oklahoma city 038 Oklahoma city 039 Oklahoma city 040 Oklahoma city 041 Oklahoma city 042 Oklahoma city 043 Oklahoma city 044 Oklahoma city 047 Oklahoma city 048 Oklahoma city 049 Oklahoma city 050 Oklahoma city 051 Oklahoma city 052 Oklahoma city 053 Oklahoma city 054 Oklahoma city 055 Oklahoma city 057 Oklahoma city 058 Oklahoma city 059 Oklahoma city 060 Oklahoma city 061 Oklahoma city 062

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Estate Sale in Oklahoma City – Getting Rid

Oklahoma city 063 (2)I think almost all antique collectors either scale down, sell off, or get rid of some of their collections as time goes on. I have friends in Oklahoma City that are scaling down, moving to a smaller house and getting rid of their extras. The big sale will be in a week. I was invited to go with a dealer friend from here. I couldn’t go. I was supposed to go to school Friday, but our principal called it off at 6:00, because of the weather we were supposed to have. I called texted my friend and to him that I didn’t have school and I was packed and ready to go. He picked me up and away we went. It was one of the most enjoyable trips I have ever had. Oklahoma city 063We got to the preview sale and I was floored at the amount of items that was there. They had moved everything thing they wanted to the new house and had set it all up. But, the house, garage, storage room, out buildings, gazebo, yard, and tables in the yard was full, stacked, and piled with wonderful items. The stuff was so pretty  I couldn’t imagine what they had decided to take. And how could they get rid of so many beautiful items. It was mind-boggling. Here are the pictures of the what was for sale.Oklahoma city 064 Oklahoma city 065 Oklahoma city 066 Oklahoma city 067 Oklahoma city 068 Oklahoma city 069 Oklahoma city 070 Oklahoma city 071 Oklahoma city 072 Oklahoma city 073 Oklahoma city 074 Oklahoma city 075 Oklahoma city 076 Oklahoma city 077 Oklahoma city 078

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