mr. chickenfoot and i went visiting the grandkids this weekend and we stopped off at a barn sale on the way there(mr. chickenfoots idea!). i lucked out, i think. i collect black laquered boxes, and this is very similar to a bigger one that i have. i paid $3 for it, it was in really good condition except for a bite taken out of one corner. the tin was a giddy moment for me. i just love this style of tin, especially when it has a black background. there was a big box of hummel like figurines. most were broken or chipped badly but i was able to find two that i liked. couldnt pass up the cookie cutters. i think i spent $8 for it all. uh, not bad. i was just excited to go to a barn sale, i havent gone to a single sale this year.
it was a great mail day. helen picked me to win the ugly hexagons!! (her words not mine) i am so happy to have them and cant wait to play with them. i already have two groupings set aside to put together to make something....thank you so much helen, you might just get an ugly something back!!! i also received my quilt from the lemonade stand quilt swap. i was really surprised by this one!! i saw it and just fell in love with the colors. i was hoping it would come to my house and it did! thank you so much wendy. heres another shot of it.
no, we didnt bury anybody in our backyard. this is our garden plot. mr.chickenfoot tilled the soil for me today. we still need to add some organic matter but its ready to go. now we just need the weather to cooperate. its suppose to be chilly all week, and there is a 10% chance of frost until may 31, so we may put off planting until then. its hard to tell but its 4ft x 8ft