I left Friday morning and it was a beautiful day. And so, what did I find on my way to Iowa? Well, the scenery wasn't much at this time of year because everything is so brown and blah. The snow has melted and the sun was shining and it was warm so in just a few weeks it will be green and lovely when I make my next trip. When I take 169 south, I have all these favorite places that I pass. Are you like that on a trip? Do you watch for some certain old barn or pretty valley that you pass through? I sure do. I think if my car were a horse, it would know the way by heart as we have traveled this route for so many years. I have stopped many times to take pictures of favorite barns or cows, even corn in the field!! But since there was no scenery for picture taking, I thought you might like to see what I found at the thrift shop. I stopped at The Country Peddler, just north of Algona, Iowa. I knew I needed to get out and stretch and what better place to do it than there? I was looking for wool items (skirts, sweaters, etc.) to felt and use in penny rugs. Didn't find a single thing but I found these..........
When I saw these little reproduction clothespin bags, I thought "how cute"!! When I saw the price, I thought "they're mine!" They are homemade, very nicely done, and were only $3.00 each!!! The one on the left is for me and I gave the one on the right to my mom. She likes chickens and roosters and loved this one!
I found a few other things that you can see in the photo below.................
I rummaged through the fabrics and trims and came up with these treasures. And then I found that lovely strand of pearls. They are gorgeous! The clasp says "Japan" on it and the tag said $3.00. Yep, they're mine! ;-)
I also found these three teacups for just 50 cents each. The fabric is from Hobby Lobby. That's where my mom and I went shortly after I arrived at her place. We visited a bit and then left to go do some shopping and get groceries for her. We both love Hobby Lobby!!! And since I can't resist fabric, I just had to have some of it! I think it will make a pretty table runner.
I also found this cupcake fabric at Hobby Lobby. I picked up the magazine at the grocery store as the fabric is almost identical to what I found at HL. I think it'll be great for a little project for a birthday cake mat. :-)
There's more to tell about our shopping adventure at Hobby Lobby but that's all for now.
Emma block update.......received three more 12 1/2" blocks and twenty 6 1/2" blocks. Will take photos tomorrow.