"Let's be cheerful"! We have no more right to steal the brightness out of the day for our own family than we have to steal the purse of a stranger. Let us be as careful that our homes are furnished with pleasant & happy thoughts as we are that the rugs are the right color and texture & the furniture comfortable and beautiful"! Laura Ingalls Wilder

Thursday, December 1, 2011

quilted heart ornaments



A trip to the thrift in late summer turned up this quilt.  One of the things that really upsets me is how this particular store defaces merchandise by writing prices on everything with black marker.  They are convinced that everything they sell is treasure and people will either want to steal it or pull off stickers so they can lie about the price.  I've frequented this local shop for over a decade now and it's always been this way... the people that work there too, for the most part, treat customers like probable felons.  If it weren't for the fact that I turn up the occasional overlooked true treasure, I wouldn't grace them with my money. Hmmph.



This may not be a true treasure, but I was delighted to find this cutter quilt.  There is a bin where blankets of little value are tossed.  This was peeking out the top, properly defaced of course.  Seeing as I'm just using it for crafting, I'm o.k. with it.





So, I whipped out some ornaments tonight and used only a corner of the quilt!  Did I mention that I'm really enjoying the season?  I am.  I really am.


Joining Creative Friday
Blessings, Debbie  

41 comments:

  1. Thanks for your comment on my blog.

    Cheers, Gonny

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  2. So clever, well done on braving the shop :-) warm wishes, Kelly

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  3. I think that is a really clever idea. That shop sounds terrible, defacing items for sale should be a crime! I'm glad you rescued that quilt and put it to a great new use.

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  4. These are WONDERFUL! I can't wait to see what you'll do with the other 3 corners!

    Reminds me that somewhere I have a quilt in similar condition to yours. I think mine is pink and white...If I weren't so lazy, I'd get up and hunt for it right now!

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  5. I love what you did with them! I can't believe they would write in marker on a quilt. That's kind of a doofus thing to do, isn't it?

    And I know exactly what you mean about treating customers like felons. My favorite store here in town does that too. The minute you walk in, this woman starts dusting or rearranging right near where you are. Amazing how the dust seems to follow me around...

    (Well, actually that happens at home too, now that I think of it.)

    I have purchased tons of stuff there. Wouldn't you think by now that I would have earned their trus?

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  6. What a truly fabulous idea and one I will have to try.
    I almost cried when you showed the photo with the price....why? Why would anyone do such a thing? That practice should be criminal!
    xx

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  7. You have made some beautiful things. I am just beginning to think 'christmas' and get creative, it takes me a long time!

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  8. Those are beautiful! What a great idea!

    Deanna

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  9. Oh, I love that quilt. I cannot believe the people write the prices right on the items. That is ODD and annoying. Hmmmm... some of those folks that always make me glad I don't live in their skin.

    LOVE the ornaments you made out of the corner of that quilt. What are you going to do with the rest??? ;) I know it will be beautiful, whatever it is. blessings ~ tanna

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  10. What a great idea! I have a quilt that is damaged beyond repair and this might make me feel a little better :)

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  11. CUTE! I pulled an old quilt out of the attic last weekend. I think I may bring myself to cut some hearts from it.
    Happy, happy, happy to you, good Debbie.

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  12. Naughty store. Nice find. Even nicer ornaments. :) Enjoying the season along with you. :) ~Lisa

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  13. Wow, that idea is genius. Not so genius - writing on a quilt in marker. Duh!

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  14. Now you do have a treasure. Those hearts are wonderful.

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  15. Hi Debbie! I'm happy to meet you! You have just adorable ornaments with that forgotten quilt! I love these and even I don't have a quilt to cut, I shall make my own version. Thank you for inspiration!
    Have a lovely weekend! x Teje

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  16. Ooooh!! I just was digging through one of my bins of junk - uh stuff - and found a baby quilt that I used for one project and would really like to use up...these are so pretty and would make darling garland....

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  17. Can't believe someone would write on a quilt! Glad it was just a cutter and at least the price was right. The ornaments are really adorable. Glad you are enjoying the season!

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  18. These hearts are so sweet. The writing on merchandise, especially fabric, would annoy me too. I am glad you are enjoying the season, and in my own way, so am I! xo

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  19. What a shame that they wrote the price on it...what are they thinking?!!! In the end it worked out with you making those precious hearts, and so the quilt lives on, yay! xo

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  20. Your quilted hearts are so pretty! They would even look lovely hanging around the house year round. [o= I have always wanted to find a old quilt that has some holes so I would have the excuse to cut one up. But I haven't found one...yet.

    Blessings and ((HUGS))
    -Mary

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  21. Oh, I love that idea! Those are adorable! And very kid friendly too. :) Ugh, they write on *everything*? That's terrible.

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  22. I like those ornaments too. I can't believe they would write like that. How sad.
    I just don't know if I could cut up a quilt though. I am weird that way.
    Have a nice weekend.

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  23. You don't sleep do you? These are pretty dang cute...now, I am going to have to start searching.
    Oh, did you see the website for the floozy chicks on my blog?

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  24. I love them! Well done - and great thrifty find!

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  25. I like the idea. I seen it done in someone blog and I can't remember who's. They are just so cute and it's a great way to put it to good use. JB

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  26. Great idea, Debbie,.... so now hand them over, as these are just what I need for my homespun tree, that is waiting to be decorated.
    You are so gifted.
    Sue

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  27. I love how you just "whip" up somethings so charming.

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  28. Debbie, I love these!! What a great way to save a beautiful old quilt (or a corner of it, in this case)! Clever girl you are. (Always!)
    Glad you liked Primitive Tom. He was fun to make, and not difficult at all.
    As always, thanks for "apples of gold."
    Weekend blessings to you...

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  29. Those are great....you are just too good! The hearts are great

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  30. Debbie,
    I am passing on the Liebster award to you. For your post just like this one. I really ejoy your blog and want others to know about it as well. To find out more about the liebster award http://forrestdweller.blogspot.com/2011/12/liebster-blg-award.html

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  31. ooh, I just love these ornaments! well done!!

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  32. Seems to me if the quilt is only worth $2 they wouldn't have to write on it. They're not losing a fortune even if a felon stole it!

    I love your quilty-heart ornaments. I have a quilt that's a cutter too, but still, I have trouble putting the scissors into it.

    Jody

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  33. Those are great! Our thrift store uses a staple system which sometimes put little holes in everything. We're talking an industrial-size stapler. I often feel like a criminal removing the monster staples even after I've bought the merchandise :) Happy crafting!

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  34. I love hearts - anything hearts.. sweet idea..
    Hugs..

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  35. I am so glad you were able to turn the old quilt into such beautiful heart ornaments!! Love those!

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  36. Ohhh, those are beautiful!! Now you have me thinking...

    Blessings!
    Deborah

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  37. Hi, Debbie~
    Those ornaments are so pretty! I'll have to keep these in mind when I'm out and about thrift shopping!
    Hope you have a great weekend. :)

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