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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 723839 views.

To determine value of things I want to sell I go to Google and look on Ebay and other sites to see what others are asking for the same or similar items. There is usually a range. I also look to see how long things have been listed. Many times it is just about finding the person that wants what you have. Right now Mid Century Modern is all the rage with the younger crowd, I always thought that was just old junk when I was young and liked the things from the 1920's and older. The thing about collections for later sale is that trends change so you might end up with a collection that is hard to sell, but again you just have to find the right buyer.

Having my coffee and trying to get my day going. Lots of packing going on today, then loading the truck. Not sure if we are driving back to Colorado today or tomorrow. The house is pretty empty and garage has boxes everywhere but progress is being made..............gonna be another trip soon to take care of the rest in the garage and get the yard trimmed up.

Lynne, have you looked at the website "Replacements"?  I'm considering selling some of my Fostoria that I inherited from my mother.  They seem to have a pretty good demand for it and will purchase from individuals for resale.  I'm going to try my local antique dealer first just to save the hassle of shipping.  But at least it gives me an idea - I figure if they are selling this for $24, I should be able to get $12 for it (I think 50% markup would be reasonable).  If I can't, I'll try them and see what they will offer.  My daughter has confirmed she does not want it and there is no DIL on the horizon.  I'm going to keep the ones I use and enjoy (the large bowls, the tea cups, etc) but the plates & glasses are just paperweights.

While I'm waiting on that book on edge treatments to arrive,  I decided to start on my next applique project.  I purchased the pattern from Judy Cradock online (love not having to wait) and started on the preparation.  I'm completely out of Kona black so I may head into town for some this afternoon (Memorial day sales).  I've decided to do my name with embroidery, I just used a script font from MSWord.   I plan to hang it on the door to my sewing room.  If you are a FAN of the Anne of Green Gables series, you may catch the reference - Paddy's Place was the name of the house she and her friends rented while at college.  The reference is a nod to my DD who adores the series.

We have a lot of little chickadees that we've enjoyed at our bird feeder and thanks to the sunflower seeds in the bird food, we also fight the sunflowers in our yard.  We also have peach & apple trees.  So except for the pumpkin, the pattern has a lot of references that are meaningful to our family - as I type this I'm thinking if I could replace the pumpkin with something else - hmmmm.  There are lots of small pieces, so the prep will keep me busy for a while.  I traced the overlay & started cutting out the freezer paper last night.  Excited to have an applique project going.  I've missed it - EPP just doesn't give me the same pleasure.  Maybe I don't have the right project, I'm going to put it away for a while and see how it "ages".

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

May-30

Wow, talk about small pieces!  Right up your alley!

I just keep telling myself they aren't any smaller than the hands & face on the nutcracker.  As you've mentioned before, I don't need any large quilts, might as well do small ones.

Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)

May-30

I have been working on the Winding Ways blocks.. I packaged as many as I could into sets.

Had a to create a few new pieces to get full Winding Ways blocks without repeats.

Had a few pieces left over and they were sitting on my ironing board and it occurred to me that maybe I could make something out of the leftovers... so...this is what I came up with:

not sure WHAT it looks like though!!

and... not sure what I am going to do with it!

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

May-30

Could be the top of an adorable wrist pincushion.

(Can't really tell how large this is so perhaps it could be something bigger and better but the wrist pincushion is the first thing that popped into my mind.)

Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)

May-30

judyinohio said:

Could be the top of an adorable wrist pincushion.

ooh...that would be for one honking big wrist!! Block is 6 inches from edge to edge...it could be the top for a really big pincushion...

I tried folding it but...since its not really a regular-ish shape, it doesn't fold over nicely. (Have you seen the pincushions made from hexies? They fold over nicely) 

Hum...maybe a mug rug?? Start of a modern art piece?

I don't know if it could be expanded...might have to think on it!

Looks like a fun applique project. Made to order for you!

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