**************But we found lots of garage sales and made out like bandits. There is this one guy who lives out in the country and has a continual sale...and he is so darn generous or he just likes me a lot, I'm not sure which. DH got an old hammer from him plus an abalone shell for $2. And for my $2 I got all of this: an :"I can crochet" learners book for my GD; a full set of 36 perfectly new Pentel Color Pens; Two stampers for little letters that slide in so you can make full sentences to stamp on your art; and two sets of those little letters; five new spools of thread; a complete alphabet set of wooden stamps never used (I bought something like it at Art and Soul for $10); a box of pins; ...wait there was more.... This "Becoming a computer artist" book; this pkg of Ink Jet Business Cards (250 of them, and I use them for appointment cards for my clients and for business cards at work); and divider pages I also use in my work;
Oh yes, stamp pads that are still inky...sewing needles...that rose stamp...
Yes, all this for a mere $2...Like I said he is very very generous. I told DH next time grab more stuff!!!! LOL
Later we went to the thrift store in town and i got vintage buttons, more sewing needles, snaps, hooks, a little sewing kit for my grand daughter who is starting to sew...
Oh this is out of order: This box of embroidery threads, beads and buttons was also part of that $2 mentioned above!!!! This will go to my GD too, as she makes little friendship bracelets like the ones already made in the upper right corner of this box. She'll LOVE IT!!!!
These cool stamps I found at another thrift store in Dixon on our way home. Our day started at 10 a.m. and ended around five p.m.
Somewhere in there we were in Winters for lunch and I stopped in the quilt shop and bought these fat quarters of batik fabrics to play with in my art making; and a little silver charm of a sewing machine to add to a new charm bracelet of mine.
DH found this wonderful THICK book on Bugs with beautiful illustrations, which we'll give to our grand kids too.
I think I left out a few things: a free book DH found on Cesar; and some Barbie stickers, and a little soccer ball pad of paper for the kids.
We ate lunch at a new place (for us) in Winters...I had an eggplant grilled sandwich and a root beer float! DH had a salmon sandwich and coffee. There were a lot of bicyclists eating there and quilts hanging on the walls. We also visited a little art gallery in town, that we learned unfortunately was going out of business and will be replaced by a yarn shop. I think it's the woman in our town who had a shop where I used to go to sit and knit.
It was a fun day! What did you do yesterday?