Monday, January 12, 2009

Flea Market finds



No matter how many flea markets or thrift shops I go too I never find anything that has to do with quilting.
I read blogs on how people find really great deals but I barely find anything until now.
I was able to buy these books for $1.00 a piece! Granted they are older but some of the titles are from famous quilters now. I love reading about quilting so though I may not make any of the quilts in these books it is still fun for me to read about them.
Because I never find great deals on quilting stuff at the flea market, I did not take alot of cash. The vendor I purchased these books from had a few more I would have enjoyed but I ran out of money.
During my flea market visit I was also lucky enough to purchase a pack of Susan Bates #11 quilting needles for .50cents and a brand new leather thimble for $2.00.
Not a bad day at all.

12 comments:

Mam said...

What a find! Even if I don't make any of the quilts in a book, I always learn something new.

Pat said...

I love flea markets and yard sales, too. I love your reasoning and also Mam's that says even if you make nothing from a book, you always learn something from a book....makes me feel better about all the quilting books I have and have only read but NOT made anything from them. :)

Stephanie said...

Terrific finds Betsy. I do love flea markets.

Kathie said...

great books
I have a few of them and refer to them
Love the Elly book, its one to read on making a medallion quilt and the black one
the standard book of quilt making even though its an old book its a good one in mho!
can't wait to hear more about the books you like after you read them or look thru them
kathie who can never have enough books!

Kim said...

Sounds like a fun and productive shopping trip. I love finding a deal and this looks like a great one. Have a great week!

Tine said...

That's a great find! Lucky you! I never find anything quilting related at flea markets either!

Jean said...

It will be fun to go through these. I'm sure quilting techniques are different in some of them too. Good find!

Karen said...

Such wonderful finds. I have not been to a flea market in years.

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

As a big op shopper I can relate with your excitement....good for you and the environment too!
Books look interesting, loved the idea for the dry erasers, Tracey

Eileen said...

oooo.. some GREAT finds there Betsy! Yippee!!

Debbie said...

hey... great finds... isn't it fabulous to get this type of stuff!!!!

Lisa said...

They dont have flea markets where I live I am jealous! LOL