Okay, I know it has been a while since I last posted. There has been very little sewing going on around here because my sewing machine, fabric stash and patterns were the first things I packed. Yep, it was pretty hard to do, but I knew that they would be the biggest distractions from packing and moving so I decided it was for the best. I cannot even tell you how much I miss sewing and can't wait to be reunited with my sewing machine (hopefully in about a week!).
Despite not having a lot of free time lately, I was able to drag the hubby to an estate sale that my friend Linda brought to my attention. The posting mentioned that there was a lot of sewing supplies in this antique-packed farm house. It sounded pretty promising, so I made the half hour trek and showed up just minutes after opening. It was upon arriving that I realized what a novice I was in this world where estate sale shopping is more or less of a lifestyle.
|Vintage metal zippers in a plastic case.|
When I finally had a chance to enter the house, I was just hoping there would be something left that I would want to take home. Honestly there was not a lot, but I did come home with a few treasures that I'm happy to include in my collection.
|Some pretty lace that came in quite a bit of yardage!|
|I only saw the dress on the left when I first peaked inside, |
I was happy to later find that there were two patterns inside.
I just hope at least on of them is complete.
|I love aprons, so I can't wait to sew this up.|
|This book is probably nothing compared to this gal's collection, |
but it's a start at least.
For those of you who go to estate sales often, do you have similar experiences? Do you find that there are a lot of regulars who show up super early for their numbers? Do you expect to find things, and then not find them? Does it intrigue you enough to keep looking for more estate sales? I am darn curious.
Live in this moment and love life!