I've never been a big garage or yard sale-ing person. I prefer to go to thrift stores-to use a shopping cart, and to also walk around checking things out without the person who's things they were, there.
(wow, could I have written a more confusing sentence? actually I probably could...better not try, for all our sakes)
Yet Saturday for some inexplicable reason I wanted to go check some out, so we all piled in the car mid morning to see what we could find. After a stop at the bank, and a trip through the car wash (which neither of the girls cared for), we headed off to find some
We hit up a couple, drove past even more, and ended up getting some books at the few we did stop at. Golden Books for the collection, and some children's classics. The one in the back was free-the guy's dog had torn up the binding so he just gave it to us. I love Richard Scarry's illustrations, so I'm brainstorming a fun project to use it for. I spent $2.25 on all of these books.
Then we found it. The Mother Lode-the Shangri La-the best yard sale I've ever been to. I think it was more of an estate sale-actually, of a lady I once knew. Her daughter was my age in our church group, growing up. This lady passed away a few years back, and she was an avid quilter, seamstress, and crafter. At least that's what I have to assume, by the amount of fabric, patterns, and supplies she had! The lady running the sale said there had been lots more too that she had sold already.
So, I started looking through bin number 1 of, like, 15, and Rory started looking nervous, whislt wrangling two kids. So I took pity and we headed home for lunch (a quick one for me), and then I headed back out while Rory put the kiddos down for their naps. He's kind of awesome like that. Doesn't bat an eye when I want to dig through tons of fabric and there's no telling how much I'll bring home. ;)
Anyways, on to the fabric I found! (I also found those cool block thingys in the above picture at the same sale)
I scored a sizable mound of cute scraps! Good thing I had just cleared out a bunch of my scraps. :)
I also scored some adorable vintage patterns!
Also a stack of yardage-some quilting cottons, gauzey fabric, denim, muslin, etc.
These are a few of my favorites-I absolutely ADORE the alphabet fabric! I have a project in mind, I just hope I have enough of it!
The floral in the middle makes my heart go pitter patter.
A close up of some of my favorite scraps.
...and a few more!
I grabbed a bunch of these fab vintage christmas fabric-already cut into squares. I have every intention of making a quilt (hopefully this year!) with these adorable fabrics. I like the idea of finishing a quilt someone else set out to make, it makes it a little more meaningful.
Anyways...I am giddy from my haul. The total? For all that fabric....
Bestill my heart.