Thrift shopping wasn't on the radar when I woke up today*, but when a good friend emailed that St. Vinnie's was having a 50% off everything sale, plans were revised.
The place was packed, as you might imagine, but I was surprised that there were still many deals to be had when we got there at noon.
Like these framed and matted prints, which will go in the kitchen.
I am trying to be judicious about the stuff I bring home. Really, I am. After all, organization of the basement sewing space is still a priority (and possibly a never ending task). So I ask myself, will it end up in the basement? If the answer is "probably," then I need to walk away.
Fabric excepted, of course. Which is why I picked up a few more colorful shirts. They were 75% off at thrift store number two, or about a buck apiece.
Cute, buttery leather purse was six dollars. I've been wanting something with a wider opening that I can get my wallet/checkbook in and out of easier. This will do, in a springy, robin egg blue!
About that ongoing organization project I mentioned, I started sorting scraps into bins by color this week. I designated one bin "multi" because there are some scraps that just can't be pigeonholed, you know?
I still have mounds of yardage to fold and shelve, but it feels like I made some headway sorting the smaller pieces, and also putting a few other things away that I've allowed to pile up.
While sorting, I came across a kit for a wall hanging that I thrifted last year sometime. I might not make the wall hanging, but I will use the fabric.
One of the upcoming to-dos is to quilt the second UFO from the projects to be finished list. This involves mopping the kitchen floor first, so I can baste it. I can hardly wait. ;)
*Thanks to my next-door neighbor who decided to fire up an air compressor right outside my bedroom window at still-dark-thirty, followed shortly thereafter by the neighbor across the street starting and idling his car, which lacks a muffler and pretty much the entire exhaust since it fell off in the middle of the road three weeks ago.