Sunday, March 9, 2014

No Sewing This Weekend, But a Haul

This weekend was the Material Girls meetup, but it was sort of a bust due to the switch to Daylight Savings Time. We get together at Ann Silva's Bernina, but the person who works at the store and lets us in didn't appear. I had brought some giveaways and so did a couple of other ladies, so we did a swap meet from our vehicles.

That ended up well! I got an almost full bolt of rayon challis (yes, it's bright but it's pretty and has a great hand),

a yard or so of Guatemalan ikat,

some wooly plaid mystery fabric (cat blankets if nothing else),

and a couple of pieces of Space Alien cotton from Roswell, NM.

I also picked up a couple of patterns--a vintage Calvin Klein Vogue and a Butterick Connie Crawford T-shirt.

We adjourned after it became clear that no one would be letting us in, and I headed over to TJ Maxx. I discovered that they are remodeling--the new fixtures are quite nice, I must say. Several items jumped into my cart and came home with me.  Some shoes

There were also a couple of tops and some lingerie, none of which have been tried on yet. The temporary dressing room was small and I didn't feel like waiting in line. Once I'm tried them on, I'll decide if I want to keep them or take them back. So, no pictures of any of that.


Linda T said...

Love Soft brand shoes! You did come home with a great haul! enjoy.

Raesha D said...

Great shoes!!!

That Alien fabric is awesome!!!! I love that you did your swap a la Breaking Bad from cars in the parking lot:)

Rosemary the Shopper said...

Well, any day that ends up with some great shoes, as well as new fabric can't be all bad! I was wondering if you would like some of my vintage patterns? Not sure of the sizes, but if you could let me know what you're looking for, I could send something over to you.

Please just email me from the address on my blog.

Cheers from England,
Rosemary from