I felt weird going. I didn't know her. Like everyone else there, I had my shopping bags and my wad of cash. I wondered if anyone else in the lineup was trying not to feel like a vulture. I stood there smiling, visiting, waiting for the doors to open. There were maybe 50 or 60 of us there before 10 am. There were lots of friendly faces from the guild! I already had my plan: NO fabric. I only came to find some thread, and especially rayons. A cool ruler would be nice, I think to myself.
Suddenly someone far ahead of me in line started hollering and pointing at me! "Hey! You didn't blog this morning! Don't you know I need my fix!!?" She had a big grin on her face. I'm not naming any names (Deb who works at Periwinkle Quilting). I smiled and shouted back, "That's because I'm here! I'll blog later!". Ha ha. And so Deb... this blog's for you!
Well, the doors were opened and in we went. The first thing I saw was thread. I stood there with a handful of women looking through the box and selecting some. Here's what I got - and no, I didn't even take half of what was there.
That's about thirteen thousand meters of thread I got for thirteen dollars. ?Did I calculate that right? The bottom ones are rayons. The big variegated sandy colored spool that is standing was purchased later for about $9 at a store because I had to. I needed it for the thread painting I working on...
There were hand dyed batiks, Kaffe Faset plaid and striped fabrics in those hot colors, a loaded table for every single color of the rainbow. There were supplies for silk ribbon embroidery, beading, stencilling, stamping, landscapes... There were tables of batting which I didn't get to. There were cutters and templates and quilt tops and books and angelina fibres. There was a box of rulers that had been completely emptied. I did find this handy little gadget.
And I was really happy to come home with these! I have loads of glass beads just waiting for some landscapes & for Mandy's wallhanging as well. Regular needles don't fit through the holes.
And a few more doo dads for a quarter...
And yes - I DID BUY FABRIC. I bought ten meters of natural flannelette for quilt backings, some blue batique for prairie skies, and some chocolate with polka dots. You know, you never can have too much of that! ; )
Thank you to my husband Michael for taking some time off work so I could go without the kids. They seriously would not have fit into that hall! I would have lost them for sure. Thank you to the Appleton family for organizing all this.
On the way home I saw a big garage sale sign at the church hall on Kingsmere. My kids and I are walking there now. How do I luck out to get two garage sales on one day in February? Maybe I'll find some more great thread storage.
Have a great day!