And yes, again, I do manage to find an entire bag of fun. Secrets -- secrets. I'll never tell.
It's time to get my body to the sale or I will be so far back in line that there won't be a chance for me to even see the machines before they are sold. As it is, a half hour early puts me this far back.
Jennifer arrives and when the doors open, she is quick to check out a red-eye treadle and I head for the room with all the other machines. Yes, there are quite a few but guess what? They want oh so much for them. There is a 99k I would have liked to take home, but $200 is more than I have paid for any machine I own other than a Featherweight. It's just too much and Jen finds the same thing with her treadle. We move on to the fabric and oh my goodness. Here is where we can make a deal. I have no idea how much she wound up with but for my $38.00 I am taking home a cutting mat w/turntable and 32 yards of beautiful fabric. Woot, woot. (Oh stop -- I know I'm not supposed to be buying anything. I will get back on the wagon, I promise.) The bottom piece is a corduroy print so that my granddaughter can make herself another skirt when she comes to visit. The rest just reminds me of a basket of Easter eggs. So soft and pretty.
After the estate sale, I make a stop at the Forestwood Antique Mall for a quick look around. Usually the items in this mall are out of my budget, but it's fun to look. And I do find some super fun items.
Check out these irons:
And this luscious beauty. Oh my. Isn't it fantastic?
Okay, enough drooling. Now, I still have time to kill before I can pick Mister up. Where should I go now? Oh wait, I know. There is a quilt shop that I have been so wanting to check out. Now seems as good a time as any. GPS - take me to Sew Let's Quilt It.
This store takes my breath away from the moment I walk in. Not only is it dang cute with wonderful samples everywhere, but they are super friendly and made me feel so welcome right away. I just wanted to browse for awhile so they let me be and while I walked around, my camera snapped away.
The Farm Girl blocks and the new Row by Row fabrics both scream, "buy me." I walk away quick.
I just love the blue bag. Must make.
I spot a sample of the doll I picked up in Carrollton the other day. They have embellished it with rhinestones and she's dang cute. (No, I am not going to do that as I don't want them eaten, but they are cute.)
Using the same fabric line, I spot a sample quilt that I fall in love with and my plans for the quilt for the new baby take a severe turn. As in -- they are right out the window and I'm now in love with this one.
Within no time, I have found a fat quarter to go with the charm pack I picked up in Carrollton, the white fabric, the binding material, AND the beautiful white minky for the back. Let's toss in some fat quarters and a few patterns while we are at it. Oh this store is scary. Dare I come back? Well, it's late afternoon and I haven't eaten all day. I'm gonna grab a bite to eat and wait for Mister. Thanks for sharing my day.