Thursday, July 23, 2009

Location Location

Many of you have inquired where our booth will be located in our upcoming show the DC Big Flea held on August 1st and 2nd.
We are booths #555-556 in the South Building.

Deb, Kim and I have been working feverishly on some great new summer sewing pieces to bring to the show including bird pincushions, new strawberry emeries and some insect related pieces.

I leave this Tuesday for a few days at our annual family reunion in the mountains of PA.
Besides hiking, bike riding and swimming in the "secret" swimming hole I love to sit on the back porch and sew (picture). It's very quiet and restful and the older generation rocks along with me and regals me with stories of their own sewing pursuits. My husband's family comes from a long line of prize winning quilters and they seem pleased that some of the younger generation carries on the tradition of sewing, knitting and crocheting.
Along the way to the mountains I plan to make some stops at some antique shops to hunt for some more ribbons, trims and fabrics to bring to the flea!

Friday, July 10, 2009

DC Big Flea- It's Here Before You Know It!

Several times a year we get together and do some selling at an antiques show. The next one we have coming up is the DC Big Flea in Chantilly Virginia (see previous post for details). Here are some pictures from some previous shows:
1. The Truffle Pigs: Stacey, Deb and Kim; 2. Antique Buttons; 3. Strawberry Emery Babies; 4. Dolls and Toys; 5. Vintage Fun; 6. Wide shot of our booth; 6. Vintage fabrics and more
We hope you can join us there!

August 2009 DC Big Flea

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Always on the Hunt!

One of the most enjoyable parts of having an antiques business is getting out there and looking for treasures. Deb, Kim and I search on our own ( we live in separate states: Deb in MD, Kim in VA and I live in PA).

But twice a year we make a pilgrimage to Adamstown, PA for Extravaganza weekends. This is one long marathon of shopping--we have been know to start at 5 AM and we'll go until 9 PM when the shops close. This is also our chance to get away and reconnect as friends. Spring Extravaganza happens around the time of all of our birthdays so part of the festivities when we get back to our hotel room involves opening gifts(usually handcrafted), eating desserts and a special toast to ourselves.
Pictured: 1.Part of my haul; 2.Kim and Deb; 3.Beautiful quilt with hand stitching; 4. A dealer's van; 5. The line to get in!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Introducing the Truffle Pigs Sewing Blog!

Concerning all things related to sewing, antiques, art and more! The Truffle Pigs are Stacey, Deb and Kim--three friends who met as artists and also shared a love of antiques. We go gaga over antique and vintage buttons, ribbons, pincushions, spool holders, thimbles, chatelaines, textiles and the list goes on.....!

We hope to cover in this blog our adventures rooting out those elusive antiques, a bit of history about sewing collectibles, and the inspirations that help us to create our own handcrafted sewing collectibles.