Last week we got to new things: a 60" Sharp LCD TV and my Maytag washer. I was doing laundry for 2 straight days. I hadn't realized how much easier life is if you have washer in your house. You don't have to wait for a week or more to wash clothes. I can throw my kitchen towels in for a quick wash. Next I plan on washing all the blankets and towels in the house.
we finally got our TV replaced. Not through Sharp though. They have the worst customer service ever. We went with Best Buy. We bought an extended warranty coverage to make sure things get taken care of quickly this time.
On Friday, I had a doctor's appointment. As usual, I went out to the thrift stores and Joann's. I was able to find some nice dresser scarves, a couple of scarves, a nice black clutch, some knitting needles, and several yards of fabric. I was pretty stoked. I think I got over 10 yards of cotton fabric for under $5. I bought a few patterns and some felt at Joann's. I bought some nice heather grey felt. I saw this skirt and thought it was totally awesome. It's paint by number which I've never seen. I'd buy it but I'd have to alter it to fit me. Here's some photos of my goodies.
Black Clam Shapped purse
I saw the same purse for sale on Etsy. It paid WAY less for mine.
Red Boxy Purse
I bought the companion to this purse a couple of months ago. The pretty pink one
I've been wanting a train case for the longest time. I've come across a few but they were either too over priced or had parts missing. I bought this train case at the local Antique store and I love it. I need to replace the mirror but it's in pretty good and has the tray. Here's the inside. It had that old, musty smell when I bought it. I stuck a dryer sheet in there for a couple of days and the smell is gone. I would have gone with vinegar but that's a pantry item I keep forgetting to buy.
Oh before I forget. This is the purse my mother in-law gave me for the wedding reception. She used it during her wedding and says it's from the '60s. I really like this purse. It has a really good weight to it and it makes a cool swishing sound from the bead work.
Hats. Oh how I love vintage hats. I've been collecting them on and off since I was 18. I am very picky about the condition and color. I bought these two hats at one of the little thrift stores in town.
I really need to get a way to display my hats. I want to buy a few hat stands and put them on shelves in our room. I've also been looking for a vintage desk or vanity to have in our room. I know Jesse isn't too keen on the idea but he has way more say in the decor than I thought he would care too.
Lately, I feel like restless. I want to start sewing some closet basics. I have a few pattern that I need to alter to fit me. I don't know if anyone else does this but I buy flat sheets at thrift stores and use them for skirts or dresses. I was them thoroughly before using them. I know that they get cleaned before being used, but I feel safer washing them again. I bought these two sheets at the local thrift store where I bought the hats.
I plan on making this into a nice full skirt. I figure if I make a couple of different blouses it can look casual or more dressed up. It's thick fabric so I won't need a liner.
This on the other hand is going to need a liner. This would probably make a nice summer dress since it's light and airy. And it'll go nicely with either my white or yellow hat. Now if I only had a white purse.
We're suppose to go to Reno this weekend. I need to have my twice a year cleaning of my engagement and cocktail ring. It's also suppose to rain/snow this weekend. I hope it does and doesn't. I hope it does because I like seeing the rain or snow fall. I sit and stare out the window and watch the water accumulate and slide down the window. They look like giant tears. I hope it doesn't because Reno gets lots of snow when it rains in the valley. and according to the news, people forget how to drive in the snow. We have all-weather tires and chains but I'd rather not risk it.
My mom is doing a lot better now. She has a new found calmness that I haven't seen since I was a kid. She's a little overwhelmed with running the feed store but I think she'll get the hang out it in a few weeks. She's sounds so much better.She is adjusting to the fact that she's single. for the first time in 34 years. Jesse seems to think she should go out and find a new man. My mom isn't that kind of woman. She's been abused and traumatized for a major part of her adult life. It'll be a few years , if ever, before she starts dating. I hope they can make a trip up here soon. Now that my father is gone (he went to Mexico) they can take a whole weekend to spend with us. I miss them.
I leave you with the latest addition to my ceramic cat collection. Until next time, Ta!