Came across some Marimekko fabric. I had to wash three times before the Shout catcher came out white. That's a lot of water... But I only had to pay not even $2 for my treasure from the scrap bin... It weighed in at under two pounds - that is how they charge for scraps.
|About five fat quarter and larger pieces.|
|About 20 inches of this - in real life more Christmas |
reds and greens. They had bolts of this - $1 a yard.
|Three pieces that were WOF, total a little under yard.|
Since quilting, I have purchased two other bolts of fabric. A Kona Cotton Green (from a fire sale at a quilt store) and a Moda sort of cloudy sky in blacks and greys (from a fundraiser for Balboa Park). It has been really nice to know I had and could insert it in a project at any time. Oh, then also there is the bolt of that stuff one uses for pot holders - also from the fire sale. That I have only used about 10 by 20 inches of...! so it wasn't so far a good thing to get.... Since it's a little stiff, I may make some zippered pouches with it... but I'll still have yards of it in the closet!
I know some people live at the mall, but it has been over a year since I last went. We need some new dishes, so I was on the hunt to see what was available. Crate and Barrel, William Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Macy's. Nordstrom doesn't have housewares but I went there too. Nothing was really calling out to me. We bought our last dishes at Ikea. They are nice, but the surface is not smooth so it makes a noise when a fork scrapes to get food that has always bothered me. Somehow though we have recently broken a bunch of dishes so we only have five plates now. And I have only three of the larger rectangle serving platters. Looks like it could be they still carry the line of grey dishes. Might be easier to just get more plates... A few months ago the New York Times had an article about what to buy for a new apartment. They had lots of nice ideas including dishes and potato peelers. I got distracted clicking on the links and never made it back to bookmark the article itself. Wish I had... Oh well! We have been married 33 years and have only gotten two sets of every day dishes. The finish in my first set started sort of lifting off, I was afraid it was going to start chipping in the food! I'm ready for a new set actually!