So, hmm. Other than that, I've been doing my part in boosting the economy lately, what with Christmas shopping, of course, but also because there are deals to be had and apparently 'tis the season when my resistance is low.
|Such a pretty green!|
While I floundered with the loss of my thrifting mojo, Norm was on autopilot flipping through racks of clothing. He found some nice stuff too, which I might have resold, but instead we arranged it all neatly back on the rack and left the store empty handed, sanity intact.
But today...today was a different story. I hit a thrift in a neighboring town I was passing through and spent about three bucks. I didn't need another Pyrex gravy boat, but it was pretty and cheap, and I thought instead of just shelving it in the collection, I might actually do something different, like plant pansies or oxalis in it come spring.
There was a Moda fabric remnant that made it out of there with me as well, but I left the package of vintage paper poinsettia doilies on the shelf, I'll have you know. I.e., restraint was exercised.
In other fabric folly-la-la-la, I finally found a backing fabric for the string dresden quilt.
I needed an off-white background fabric for the current project and thought I might try Michael Miller Cotton Couture in lieu of Kona. The MMCC Soft White is pretty close to Kona Snow, color-wise. Maybe a little more grayish than creamy. Here is a side-by-side comparison.
Back to thrifting for a moment, my daughter sent me this YouTube link to the song/video Thrift Shop by Macklemore & Lewis. I laughed my butt off, but if you are offended by explicit language, you may want to pass. Thanks to that, last night I dreamed I drove a DeLorean!
"I'm gonna pop some tags, only got 20 dollars in my pocket..."