Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Thrift Shop Hopping

Today I had to run a couple of errands and while doing that I decided to stop by a couple of local thrift shops. I enjoy browsing through thrift shops occasionally because you just never know what treasures you may find. The two shops I stopped by today are actually located about three doors apart on the same block, so park once and shop twice. Cool, more thriftiness.

Here are the treasures I found. I must have been in a lacy mood today because just look at all the lovely lacy fabrics and trims I found. I seem to have a love affair with sheer, lacy, and decorative fabrics lately and these will be great additions to my stash.

I received a lovely surprise in my mail box today. I found a complimentary copy of the latest issue of Altered Couture.

If you flip through you'll find the t-shirts I decorated. I did the two shirts on the right-hand page and also the shirt on the lower left-hand page.

Recently I was looking through my box of UFOs and came across a small quilt that I had pieced about five years ago. The quilt top was completely pieced and the backing fabric I had purchased for it was there as well. So I decided I'd try and finish it. I pieced the backing fabric so it would fit and made my quilt sandwich. I originally thought I'd machine quilt it, but after a couple of attempts at that, and not liking the results, I decided to hand quilt it. I am usually looking for something to occupy my hands in the evenings anyway, so this would be perfect. Here's a sneak peek. I'll show more of the quilt as I go.