Yesterday I was running some errands (sans kids) and I just 'happened' to see a garage sale sign and then a yard sale sign so I decided to stop. Around this part of the country, they call them yard, garage, and rummage sales. Where we used to live they were referred to as 'tag sales'. The name doesn't really matter; it's the content that does. (okay, so I think 'tag' is the nicest sounding and makes the most sense since most items have little 'tags' on them... and who wants to buy a garage?)
The birds and nest were embroidered by someone's 'grandmother'. It was in a frame with little boxed sections, so the exposed fabric was darker than the fabric beneath the wood. When I took the frame off and peeled back the paper backing, I was glad to see that the fabric had not been glued down, but instead had just been taped around the edges.
This nest is so sweet and I think the technique for making it is interesting. Little tufts of wool.
This of course, is my favorite bird of the bunch. I like the colors. Whoever made it obviously had a good time while sewing down every little stitch.
Okay, so today (Saturday) is a new day... I'm off to more 'tag' sales. What do you call them in your neck of the woods?