This post is going to be all over the place. You've been warned.
And the winner is..... Joni from Michigan. She was the 1000th comment. See there Joni what happens when you de-lurk, you win a prize. I feel like Oprah, if only I could give the kind of gifts she gives. Don't be looking for a car Joni but email me with your address and I will get a little thank you out to you. Look at those comments. I don't think I have ever gotten so many on a post. I like it. I think I'll offer prizes more often.
Blog land seems to be full of stories of fantastic thrift store finds. Just look here and here. In England they have car boot sales and this lady finds the best stuff. I've not done much thrift store shopping and have been disappointed when I did. Today Alyssa and I went to the fabric store and on the way made a stop at a thrift store. Finally! I found something that was exciting. Still nothing to compare to the scores of the veterans but I'm happy. I got these crocheted placemats for 58 cent. Or is it 58 cents? And where is the cent symbol on a computer keyboard? Anyway, I wanted to cry for the person who made them. To put all that work into what was probably a gift and have it end up in a thrift store for 58 cent/cents. Sad, but not for me. I was happy. They'll look great in my kitchen with the aqua salt and pepper shakers I got for $1.39.
Next stop, Ross where I got a couple of plain tee shirts to try freezer paper stenciling and these shoes. They are my new favorite shoes. I love them and they only cost $5.99.
I told you this post was going to be all over the place. So now onto some sewing talk. I think my mojo is back. I made some serious progress on what was feeling like a never ending list. It's now down to a manageable 4 purses. I can handle that. When I had 10 or 12 hanging over my head I was feeling a wee bit stressed. Since Friday I have finished two purses, a wallet, and a diaper bag. I have a little spring in my step with my cute pink shoes!
The patchwork wallet was for a lady who bought this purse a while back and decided she wanted a matching wallet.
The wallet is surprisingly easy to make except for the binding. I have the worst time with that stuff. It took me nearly as long to get the binding on as it did to do the rest of the wallet. (When you count time spent with my friend the seam ripper). Anybody have any helpful hints for applying bias binding? I'm wide open to suggestions.