Thrifting and Such
It is no secret that I am not a clothes shopper. I do not like plundering through discount bins or racks jammed packed with wrong sizes just to find the perfect blouse...on sale. I don't get it when people say, "If I were your size I could find everything!" when the truth is my size often goes first and if you wait on a sale you'll get sadly disappointed. So clothes shopping is not my forté.
However, out of all the reasons I gave for not enjoying shopping for clothes, it does not apply to shopping for housewares (which I love even if I don't buy) and crafting supplies (no explanation needed). *insert wicked grin here*
For two days this week I have been afforded the opportunity to plunder through bins and barrels, packed down tables, jammed packed bookcases, loaded baskets and such with friends (on Thursday) and family (on Saturday). And I enjoyed every minute of it!
Out of those two fulfilling days, I came home with all kinds of sewing notions, 125 grams of mercerized Egyptian Cotton yarn in purple (I couldn't resist), all the tabletop Christmas decorations I'll need, baskets, a wok with all the accessories, and a sewing machine! Yes, you read it correctly. A sewing machine. I've been looking for over a year for an all-metal sewing machine so I can sew my bags with the heavier materials without tearing up my machine. You remember my bobbin incident last year? Well, this machine belonged to the shop owner's sister who is a mega-seamstress. I'm crossing my fingers that it only needs to be cleaned. My fabric has been waiting oftentimes impatiently.
Check out that vintage zipper!
Crossing my fingers on this baby!
Isn't she a beauty? My mom paid for this for me before I could. Sneaky woman.
Maybe she just wants me to buy clothes instead. lol
Anyways, the thrifting was fun. I mean who can argue with paying half price for an item selling for 10 cents?!? Most everything I bought was between 10 and 50 cents (of course not the sewing machine). If only clothing shopping were this simple. Ahhhh.....
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