(Couldn't resist showing you the amazing variety of colors in this hydrangea)
The barn sale was a huge success. It was fun to see our returning customers and to make new friends. I am thoroughly exhausted from being on my feet for hours at a time but enjoyed every bit of it. One favorite moment was when a little girl about 7 years old came up to me with the most darling vintage sewing kit. She knew she wanted it and had a fist full of dollars. After pulling out the couple of bills needed I asked her if the kit was for her, and with a big smile she nodded her head. I think it was in that moment that I decided I would like to teach young girls to quilt. I'll have to ponder this and see if I can form a plan by this fall.
I forced myself to limit my spending this year. I really wanted to make a profit not spend my earnings. It was hard but I'm so glad I didn't come home with a bunch of impulse buys. I did get this pretty aqua step stool. It had been refurbished by my friend, John, who also made the pink kitchen island. He had a price of $14 on it, and I knew it was coming home with me.
The only other purchase was this darling, vintage plant stand. At $15 I knew it would look good in the pretty room along with all the other shabby items I have in there. I thought it would also make a good cupcake stand if placed on a table with other desserts.
This package came on Saturday while I was at the barn. I won a giveaway at the Happy Cottage Quilter. Jocelyn is moving and she's been having a new beginnings party on her blog to celebrate. I received a $10 Target gift card, the beautiful aqua fabric and a cute polka dot tote bag. Thank you Jocelyn! I love it!
Have a wonderful Monday. I think I might be sneaking off to Shipshewana for a little fun today!