I breezed through Goodwill on Friday and happened upon a few good things.
The domestic table was piled so high, you really had to dig to get to see what was all there. It was king of like fishing. Put your hand under the surface and feel for something interesting. Imagine my delight when I came up with a black and white gingham apron with red hand-stitched embroidery on it. Ten minutes later, I had reeled in two more similar aprons! All three were keepers. Once home, I laundered and line-dried them.
Here they are on the table. You can see the different redwork on each one. There is black stitching over red rick-rack on the center one. Cool, huh?
I also found some fabric and a fun book.
I don't really need a book to tell me Wisconsin is weird, since I've lived here all my life so, believe me, I know. And yet, I like it here!
This is a well-done book with lots of great photos and artwork, and I figure it'd be cool to set out during the fall/Halloween.
When I first spotted this floral fabric, I thought it was a vintage sheet, but it turned out to be yardage—lots of yardage! Sweet!
Note the Goodwill price tag. Incredible! The fabric definitely has a vintage look/feel to it, but I have no idea when it dates to. It is 44 inches wide.
So how about this: Since it would appear that I have passed a few bloggy milestones recently, including my 100th post, a six-month blog anniversary earlier this month, and 50 followers...
I would like to give away one yard of the yellow floral fabric. If you're interested, please specifically say so in the comments (i.e., "count me in," or "I'd like to win the fabric," or "please include me in the giveaway," etc.). I'll leave it open through Monday and then draw the winner Tuesday morning. Please include your email addy in your comment if I can't figure it out from your profile. Good luck!
Saturday was such a great day. My two brothers and "a whole bunch of guys" played a benefit, which raised money for the American Heart Association.
That's Darrell doing a guitar solo on the left, and Russ in the middle.
The musicians switched off now and then. (Joe, you may recognize Iggy on the right.) I think they were doing Sweet Home Alabama here.
Russ singing...I can't remember which song (he sang most of them). It was before Mustang Sally though, because the dance area in front of the stage filled up at that point.
Here's our proud Papa.
Know what happens when you forget you're wearing sunglasses and take your own picture? You see your own monkey arms in the reflection, that's what! That's my sister on the right.
Good music, family, fun, sun, and a worthy cause—what more can you ask for? It was a wonderful way to end the week!