Had a bit too much fabric fun at the thrift store, and then also at Wal-Mart, which is weird, because the latter doesn’t carry fabric, really, beyond jelly rolls and the like. (I’m not very fond of Wally World but I needed a better storage solution for the fabric I found at my local thrift store.)
One thing I did get that I’m really glad I got – I got a Singer 239 Fashion Mate a really nice price, hurrah! It’s a tiny bit older than Betty and the table needs a lot of TLC, but I don’t think it’s going to be a lot of work. We’re probably going to get it going for my youngest son who’s got a strong interest in learning to sew. I’m all for that! Good life skill, at the very least. Hmm – I’ll try to get pics up at some point, but I’m just worn out this afternoon. ;P Although, that’d probably be just for my benefit at this point, haha, as I imagine noone’s really dropping in here right now.
Other things I found beyond just fabric:
- A new fold up bag for my purse – I have a thing for what in the US is referred to as calico (?).
- A pretty little table runner? Just a guess on this one – feels like quilting fabric. Sweet, though. I look forward to figuring out how to use it.
- A lovely embroidered tablecloth – feels like linen. Very soft. One small spot I’m hoping to remove, ’cause I’d love to send it to my mom!
- What I’m guessing is a newer piece of Pyrex – a pretty little mixing bowl.
- A cool little melamine rice bowl. A bit worn but still neat, especially for about a quarter.
- Some lovely fabric that reminds me of Guatemala. No idea where it really hails from, though, but in any case, for $2, I thought it well worth bringing home.
- An early 50s children’s Robin Hood story book – my youngest will be super stoked.
- And Zeitoun by Dave Eggers – a really great book about amazing New Orlinean Mr. Zeitoun after Katrina. I highly recommend it. I was able to pick up a hard copy that I’m quite happy to have.
There’s more, but fabric will be tomorrow.