It only happens once a year. Which is probably a good thing (considering how much I always bring home... lol). I look forward all year long to this fun day of gathering sewing notions, fabric, yarn, patterns and other creative goodies while helping out a worthwhile cause.
I nearly missed out this year, though. My usual source for notification of the sale wasn't helpful. Luckily, I had the name of the charity and went online searching, to discover the sale was to be held the very next day!
Each year I've attended, I try to stock up on some basic sewing notions. This year, I returned to gathering buttons and snaps and zippers. I also snagged a few small embroidery hoops.
Along with cards of buttons, I gathered up loose buttons and went about sorting them into colours when I was home. Lots here to add to my button stash for use in projects. Zippers were priced at 10 for a dollar in small bags, but as my stash of zippers is already pretty healthy, I didn't go overboard this year.
The biggest attraction for me this year, was fabric. Believe or not, I didn't even look for quilting fabrics! I was on a quest to gather some staples for sewing some clothing for myself and family. I zoned in on flannel (for pj pants), interlock jersey (for T-shirts), jogging fleece (for hoodies), denim & corduroy (for bags and garments) along with some muslin, canvas and burlap for other sewing projects. Being able to purchase a couple of metres at $2/piece means that some affordable sewing is ahead. I even scored some pieces that are over 3metres in length (that sold for $3/piece). Crazy good, right?!
|Buttons and zippers sorted and ready to add to my stash. A tower of freshly laundered fabric awaits me! Lots of sewing ahead for my family's needs.|