Friday, April 26, 2013

I almost missed it

 
 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.
 
 
I showed great restraint in the yarn section.  I only brought home 10 balls of crochet threads (at 50cents each - you will understand how much willpower I had to resist bringing home more! lol).


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.

Is it any wonder that I anticipate this sale each year?  Enough that I stood outside in the windy, cold weather with other devotees, awaiting the doors to  open and the thrift shopping to begin.

11 comments:

  1. Oh wow you really did well what great bargains.
    Happy Sewing x

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  2. Oh, I think you really ought to come over to me and bring a big bag!
    We do have the same interest but I´m trying hard NOT to buy anything like all the treasures you had;-)
    Kram//Maja

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  3. oh my..for sure i am also gone crazy if i were same place with you!

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  4. Yummie, I really enjoy your pictures, I can understand the feeling you had buying all this material, what a treat!Enjoy your pile of fabric, your buttons, yarn, and zippers, and making beautiful things for your family.

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  5. Oooo, sounds like fun! I love that kind of sale and it looks like you got lots of great goodies!

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  6. I have missed it every year. this year I knew when it was and where, but had to be with my daughter at a dance competition. One of these days I will get to it. You got a fantastic haul!

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  7. Hi!!! Yaa!!! Great deals!!! So much fun too!!!!

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  8. Pretty goodies - I separate my buttons by colour as well, lol. When I read the beginning of this post in my reader, I opened it up on the blog page immediately because I wanted to see ZIPPER PICS, lolol!!!

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  9. I love a deal....it always makes me like my purchases that much more! What a nice haul...enjoy!

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  10. that's it, I'm moving to Canada... sort out the spare bed for me please!

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