I must say , I truly love having a washer. Today I'm washing linens and comforters. I'm hoping to get everything that needs washing done this week. We bought an HE (high efficiency) washer without realizing it. We bought a MayTag Centenial top load washer. It's pretty awesome. It has auto-sensing to measure how much water to use per load. In order words, I can't chose a load size. I just load the clothes and hit the start button. The washer does all the guessing work. According to the Energy Star tag it should only cost us $15 to run. A year. Pretty flipping good. I like it. I'm getting used to the noises that it makes. I grew up with older washer machines and used to those noises. It sounds well efficient. So far I'm pretty happy with it.
Jesse and I went to Reno this weekend. I had to take in my rings for their required cleaning. It's was pretty cold out. I think the hight for the day was 41 degrees F. We forgot it was St. Patrick's Day on Saturday. Whoops. It wasn't too bad. We kept seeing a ton of people dress in green. We went to Junkie's. I really like that store. The people are friendly and they have great prices for vintage items. This time around I bought jewelry. I bought a Lucite picture pin, a few stick pins, and a pair of screw back sparrow earrings with pink moon stone. I tried taking some photos but these are the best I
I've been looking at pcture pins and really like them. Unfortunately, most of them are over $45 and I just can't bring myself to pay that much for a pin/brooch. I found this one for $5.00
I really like these earrings. They look like little sparrows with rhinestone accents on the wings. I gave them a quick cleaning with alcohol just to be on the safe side. They were in a bowl with a bunch of other earrings. Luckily they were together so I didn't have to dig through a ton of jewelry.
I've been having awesome luck finding purses that I like. I have been wanting to add a white purse to my collection. I found a bunch online but blanch at the thought of paying nearly half the price of the purse in shipping. We found an antique mall in Downtown Reno. I bought this white purse. I got it at half price!
I also found a pair of saddle shoes. They were made by Pin Wheels. They're leather and are navy blue. I've always wanted a red pair of saddle shoes but it's really hard to find a vintage pair in my size. These are really comfortable and fit to a tee. Just enough room to wiggle my toes. I need to buy some leather soap or something to clean and condition them.
I've also been getting into buying vintage buttons for future projects. I found some really pretty rosette buttons but they were $25 for a card. Granted there were over 30 buttons but it was way out of my budget.I figure the card on the left can be used for a blouse or two. They're a nice honey mustard color with subtle swirls in some of the them. The card on the right I'm going to use to make a shirt waist dress. They're a nice deep green and have a metal shank. I figure if I have some extra buttons I can make a pair of matching earrings.
I had a terrible headache while we were in Reno. To the point where I started to get dizzy. Shopping always makes me feel better but wasn't enjoying it as much. I get really tired and sleepy. I took an Excedrin and felt better. We were going to leave but we decided to go The PepperMill. It's one of the bigger casinos in Reno. It's fun and really pretty on the inside. We were got a few drinks, ate dinner, and then headed home. We don't gamble very much because I suck at it. I always lose my money. I'll make some, I get super excited, and then lose it all.
Just as we were leaving it began to snow. I like the snow but it was scary too. we were driving down th 395 and the snow started to get thick. Then all of a sudden, it got really thick. I mean, Jesse could barely see the road and had to follow the concrete barricade to stay on the road. Other people were having a hard time driving too. There were three lanes of traffic on a two lane highway. Yeah, it was pretty bad. I'm thankful that we have all weather tires on the car. It was scary but we got through it just fine.
I want to make sushi dress using this Alexander Henry fabric. I have a ton of his fabrics without realizing it. I figure I can make a circle skirt or A-line skirt pair it with an off the shoulder blouse and pair it with some nice low heels. I want to knit a few pull overs and some blouses. I have a bunch of patterns saved and a few I want to buy. I just need to learn how to adjust them for my size.
My in-laws and Jesse's grandparents are coming over Memorial Day weekend. I want to have a few outfits done by then. I want to be able to dress nicely whenever we go out. It's been to cold lately, but as soon as the weather turns warm I'm going to start wearing my vintage clothes. I can't wait for spring. I have so many plans.
Until next time, Ta!