On our trip to Flagstaff we went to several thrift stores. I love thrift stores and antique shops, you just never know what you will see there. That is some of the only shopping I enjoy, you have to drag me to a mall. I have been good and not buying men's shirts in town anymore, but I had planned on buying some on this trip. When looking for men's shirts for quilting, I figure yellow, orange, and purple are always fair game, because they are hard to find. Lights I also give a free pass to, since I always run shorts on those. I was specifically looking for green and brown, because I am planning a Smith Mountain Morning quilt in those colors. I was avoiding blue for the most part, because blue shirts are easy to find, and I already have a bunch. I did find two aqua and one turquoise shirt that I bought because those are more rare, especially the aqua. My grand total on shirts for this trip was 36 shirts, and one cotton dress to be used for quilting. I averaged less than $2 a shirt. I took the buttons off all the shirts this evening, and I plan on breaking them down into parts over the next few days.
|Look at all these shirts to play with!|
Here are some of my other finds.
|An accessory box for $2, what's in it?|
Original Singer feet, which I believe will fit the Featherweight on my wish list. The seam guide I was all excited about, as I love them on my Berninas. I was also really excited to see a ruffler. I know it's doing things backwards to buy some feet for a machine I don't have, but for $2, I figured it was worth it.
Check out this bobbin. I saw a handcrank once with a bullet shaped bobbin case, but I didn't get a chance to look at the bobbin. Is that what this is, I'm not sure?
Sorry for the two pics that are sideways, I am still trying to figure out my new phone and the changes that blogger made recently. I'm not sure which one was the problem this time.
I haven't sewn a stitch since I've been home, I've mostly been doing stuff around the house. I really need to pinbaste some more baby quilts, especially for the two babies coming in July or so. I have so many projects I want to be working on, it's hard to decide what to do first. I am hoping tomorrow will have some quilty activities in it, rather than the reorganizing our bedroom closet of today!