This morning, we got a newspaper, and marked some garage sales to visit. What fun, even if we had to drive 80km to do it!
I found two boxes of scraps at garage sales - and people who understood the principle - "She who dies with the most stash - wins!" (there was another box of scraps, but no picture...)
and a pile of remnants I found at a church garage sale for $10
A bag of fabrics - including these curtains and the wool (shown later on) for $5
In the boxes I found these little treasures - some silk fabric
This tablecloth - what a cutie
Some Solomon Island place mats - make nice bags I think
A couple of Malaysian theme batik fabric
and this beauty - made with batik, and something like silk painting (on cotton fabric though) and signed by Arka. It will be stretched over a canvas and placed on the wall - I love it...
And of course, a bag of Totem bluebell wool bits... Nice for a patchwork blanket I have started.
I left home with $50 - and I spent it all (including the stuff below). But I think it was incredible value.
Tomorrow, Liz and the grandies come over, and we are having a sewing day. make some skirts for Liz, and some pants and shirts for the boys - as well as teaching Liz some sewing techniques. Will be fun. I will take photos.