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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.

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There’s more, but fabric will be tomorrow.





Lovely Surprise


I’ve been going through a box of patterns I got in a job lot off of eBay – checking for completeness, sorting out what I’m going to sell or give away and so on.    I was looking at this pattern

– when I realized I was feeling a pattern envelope that was way too thick for the pattern pieces that were included.

Nothing odd about the pattern pieces:

Huh. What’s this?

The surprise inside:

This is really pretty fabric (in my opinion), tucked away along time ago by a woman I’ll never get to meet.  I’m sad it wasn’t her granddaughter or niece or the like that found this.  What a little treasure.  I’ll keep this with the pattern at least until I come up with the perfect way to use it.

A few more pictures of the fabric are below.  The pics aren’t the best as they were taken inside at night, but I especially think the non-flash photo allows you to see the translucence of the pattern.  I wish I knew what the fabric was….

Nice Giveaway Over at Pumpkin Patch Primitives Quilt Shoppe


Alright, y’all – head on over to Pumpkin Patch Primitives Quilt Shoppe and check out Ms. Brenda’s giveaway here.  Here’s the ‘deets, straight from the source:

The loot? A Fat Quarter Bundle of Red Rooster’s Pumpkins & Spice Fabrics by Whimsicals. Hello! Yes, that’s 27 fat quarters. Every fabric in the line with the exception of the panel. Sorry folks, the panels were sold out on arrival… even I didn’t get one of those! LOL! Here’s the stash; are you drooling yet? The picture doesn’t do them justice, this is a primitive lover’s dream. They are earthy, muted and whimsical…You will LOVE these! Sunflowers, pumpkins, checks, stripes; this collection has it all.

You’ve got until “midnight EST on Saturday, October 31st”, so scoot – go check it out. ^_^