Friday, September 25, 2009

Thrifting and Such

Hi all!  It's been a while since I last posted.  Busy helping my daughter prepare for my first grandchild!  I am so excited!  Her baby shower is within a couple of weeks and I'm sewing a special dress for her to wear!

I've also been practicing sewing on my treadle.  There is a sort of coordination and foot rhythm to sewing on a treadle.  Great exercise!  It's so much fun and I think I'm ready to sew a quilt on it soon!

I've also been thrift and antique shopping, and visiting estate sales.  Resistance is futile.

My husband and I had a wonderful day, today in Historic Sanford, Florida!  We ate brunch at a quaint restaurant.  This place is so 'old skool', that plastic (credit/debit cards) is NOT accepted.  Cash or check, or the owner will let you sign an IOU with trust that you come back and pay him.  And, the food was awesome!  We then walked down this cute cobblestone street and visited the antique shops and thrift stores.  We had a blast!

I could not resist this vintage sewing machine in one of the thrift stores.  I took it home, cleaned and oiled it; tested it and it works like a horse!  Someone took very good care!

Last week, we visited another thrift store and I found all kinds of goodies:
I have 3 of the Knifty Knitter (top pic) at $1.99 each!  I need to find one for my middle daughter, the baby daughter, my niece and one for me!

...small container of stones for .69 cents.  Don't know what I'll make, but they will not go to waste.  Large container has zipper pulls of all colors for $1.99.  I can definitely use these!

...pajama patterns for little ones and big girls; and zippers.  The whole lot for .69 cents!

...some wood pieces; balls, napkin rings, thread spools, etc.  This whole lot for .69 cents, also!

...lastly, yarn; both for .25 cents!

I am currently knitting a pair of fingerless mittens in a pretty chocolate, minty blue and brown multi-tonal yarn for a customer.

Thank you for visiting!  HAPPY THRIFTING!


Catwalk Creative said...

You really are a girl after my own heart! If only we could go thrifting together! Our husbands would never see us again! lol You've found some really cool items. That new grandchild is certainly not going to be short of lots of lovely things to wear and the best dressed kid on the block! So excited for you! Much love to you and your family. xxx

Stephanie and Carlos said...

No Way you have a treadle??!! That's it I am flying over!! Funny thing today I pulled out my collection of zippers and some zipper pulls!! What do you have planned for your pulls?!

xo Steph

Stacy (S.E.W.Butterfly) said...

Stephanie, I'd be more than happy to send you some zipper pulls. Let me know what you need.

Stacy (S.E.W.Butterfly) said...

Louise, that's why we hit it off so well! When I come to visit you...we will definitely leave a trail to let everyone know we were thrifting!