Fun stuff for the Sewing Room
April 29, 2007
A girlfriend of mine and I decided to take Saturday morning to go garage sale-ing and antiquing. What fun! Especially when Saturday bloomed into one of the most beautiful days so far this icky spring. :)
Of course I have to share my finds.... Although the drop leaf table and 4 chairs (a steal at $120!) is still at the store... I didn't want to use up all the space in my vehicle in one shot. I do have to refinish that project and I am still wondering what color it will be. I may have to experiment in photoshop before we get down and dirty with it.
Anyway, like I said it was a wonderful day. Flowers were blooming. (Again, after our horrible late frost that killed EVERYTHING!) Lots of people were out. Everyone we ran into wanted to chat. It was lovely. We met a shop owner who has let some buyers leave their purchased items in her store for 3 months while they refinish their old building. We met a mom who loves to sew, but only curtains and such, despite having inherited no less than three high end sewing machines from her artisan mother. Everyone seemed surprised that I sew and craft... like at 35 I am too young to know how or even want to. Strange. At any rate, we chatted and purchased our way through the morning.
I even picked up an old McCalls sewing book (c. 1971) with darling pics and illustrations. It's really quite instructive. Plus, the gal on the front has this bemused expression. Something like, Buy this book and you, too, can have your husband hem your (curtain-inspired-fabric) dresses. I hope he hurries, because I think I need more mascara!