Today I'm thankful for when God gives me a fun and productive day, for beautiful fall colors, for Goodwill stores, for my sewing machine....
Yesterday was a day off for me and I decided to spend the morning running errands. While out and about, I ran into Goodwill (I love thrift stores:-) since I hadn't been in there for ages. It was a good trip! I found two pretty white lace pillows for my bed that look great with my new quilt, something that I'd been on the lookout for, and a white lamp to go with the pretty blue and white lampshade my sister in law, Adri had given me. Then on the dollar rack I found the prettiest dark brown polka dot vintage looking dress, lots of pretty detail on the bodice,with ties in the back, BUT, it was very short and I don't wear short skirts/dresses.....anyways I didn't want to pass it up so I took it home (ok, I paid for it first:-) cut off part of the skirt and hemmed it to make a blouse. I love the style of blouses that are a bit longer and tie in the back, but I don't know what they are called. I even have enough fabric left to sew a headband!
|The dress that became a blouse.|
|The lamp on my nightstand. Thanks Adri - I love it:-)|
|The pillows I found - and yes, I washed them before putting them on my bed!|
When I finished shopping I went to visit some friends - I said it was a fun day - we talked, Kara taught me how to crochet a shabby chic rug out of old sheets (it was pretty, I want to make one sometime!) and we had lunch. Then it was time to go home do laundry, and housework, and some sewing.
I'm also thankful because in less than two weeks I'm taking the train to Virginia and am going to spend a week visiting friends and family - I can't wait!
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