I also got an interesting handmade rug hooking frame. The top is a double frame, and your backing is to be placed on the inside frame that has a rubber grommet all around the edge. The outside frame adjusts over the inside frame with wing nuts, and it appears that it will hold the fabric quite taught! The top of the frame is quite adjustable to any tilt angle. The seller didn't know what it was and I paid only $5.00 for it. I also got a nice queen size duvet with sheet set and dust ruffle in new condition for a few dollars. Of course there were the other items that jumped into my car including a footstool (never pass them up!), an antique end table, small jar with a sheep (had to come home) and other things. Total for the day? Less than $40.00. Then I went grocery shopping and spent $75.00 on boring things like cat litter and paper towels!!!
The large and sturdy rocking horse was purchased at a yard sale a couple weeks ago for $4.00. I have plans for him (along with the numerous items I have stashed in our barn). He's one of those "in my spare time" projects!!! I plan to clean him up and sand him a bit, them paint him gloss black. I will paint pretty florals on his hips. His current ratty mane will be replaced with long brown and tan wool worms. I'm sure it will look quite nice when finished. After that I might donate him to a fund raiser for a local hooking group, or sell him. I have no place for him in our house but he had to come home with me!
I never, ever bring a yard sale item into our home without a good cleaning as you never know where it has been. So I will spend a lot of time running wool through the washer today, as well as the new duvet. I'll give the new rug frame a good scrubbing too. I'll be in my Garden of Weedin' for most of the afternoon, and after an easy grilled dinner I plan to hook away the evening...perhaps on my new frame! Happy Birthday America!!! God Bless you!!!