Thursday, September 22, 2011

Just for fun

It's the end of the season and the yard sales are drying up.  But as a last hurrah! Pultneyville, NY puts on a community yard sale in mid-September, and that's where my junking buddies and I went this past weekend.

The free boxes were great!  I got a book of New Yorker cat cartoons and a tiny book of walking tours of Scotland with gorgeous photography.  At one sale, they had copies of Mad Magazine for a dime each.  I bought two (with Harry Potter spoofs) and now I wish I'd bought every copy.  I haven't laughed so hard in years.  (I'm getting a subscription!)

One of my purchases was just for fun.  These little quilted cubes.  Aren't they cute?

I'd say that the above picture is about the actual size of the tiny, hand-stitched cubes.  I'm going to hang them on my Christmas tree this December.

They came with a little cross stitched draw-string bag.

This picture is smaller than the actual size of the bag -- but not by much.  It, too, will find its way to my Christmas tree this year.  And the price for these three handmade items?  Twenty-five cents.  Some people just don't value hand-made items.

But aren't they darling?