I have been home for many-many days and thought on Saturday I would get out. I had several boxes of stuff that needed to be delivered…first to the ladies in Decorah that make charity quilts and then to my friend who makes the baby care kits for Lutheran World Relief.
Mostly, I was wanting to get and go to the thrift store, and my other motive for getting out, I want to get food at Lesley’s Taco Truck. It’s really the best food. I snapped some pictures along the way so I could take you along.
First stop was the thrift store. I saw this huge bag of buttons on cards for $8. I popped it in my cart and then messaged Kayla to see if buttons might be something she wanted to offer for sale in her Etsy shop. (find her shop HERE) She said YES!
I found a few other goodies but I’ll share them with you later.
Check out this beautiful secretary. It needs a mirror…but WOW. Only $100. I have Grandma Kramer’s secretary and love it. This one is similar.
While there I met up with the first lady I was dropping off goodies for.
Next stop, I decided to treat myself and go to the quilt shop. Remember I told you I was working on the Two-Step quilt? This one…
I need to make more of the white units and my white-based background fabric was slim pickings at my house. I thought I would go get a stack of quarter yard cuts to liven it up.
Red Roxy’s is the fabric store in this town so off to Red Roxy’s I went.
After I left and was driving away I kicked myself for not taking photos and doing a shop tour.
Next, it was time for Lesley’s Taco Truck. They were parked at Mr. Carpets in Decorah, Iowa. If you live in NE Iowa, it is a must-stop spot. The food is so good and the servings are HUGE.
Lesley and her family are super nice too.
I stopped at Goodwill too…then it was off to stop at my friend’s house that makes the baby kits. Happily, I was able to find two flannel sheets for my friend to go along with the other four boxes of goodies for her. She uses recycled flannel sheets to make diapers for the baby kits. She was so thrilled to get the goodies. So many of the goodies I delivered came from all of you. There were the receiving blankets, flannel, diaper pins, socks, and baby gowns. You all make me feel like Santa delivering presents and I love it! She was so happy with the goodies you all sent. It feels so good when others recognize your good works and support them. Thanks so much!!
So what did I get in town? Let me show you…There were the new fabrics I picked out. All just quarter yard cuts. It almost embarrasses me to only get quarter yard cuts but hey, when you make scrap quilts and want them super scrappy, I often only use 2 1/2″ of each cut.
I don’t need a lot more…
I took a quarter yard of about everything in the store that was white-white background.
Aren’t they all such happy fabrics??
Here is what I got from the thrift stores.
There were quite a few fabrics. The pink and blue are t-shirt fabrics that I’ll send off to Carolyn who makes the baby gowns for baby care kits. It was $3 for the pink and 50 cents for the blue. The pink had 2 1/2 yards in it. Yahoo. That should make a few gowns.
The blue reproduction fabric was $3. That was 1 yard worth.
These were all fat quarter and were 50 cents each. I’ll put them in the novelty print collection. I’ve been collecting and will likely send off a bunch to Christi who makes foster care quilts.
I got the small mixing bowl for me…the hankies for Kayla’s Etsy Shop. The sunglasses for the dress-up for the kids and the pins for me.
There were more goodies for the childcare kids. A blog reader had sent some of the glitter paint and the kids loved it so when I saw this, I grabbed it for them. Isn’t the rabbit glove cute? It’s homemade. I have to find a cute rabbit rhyme and use that at circle time.
…and I got the buttons for Kayla.
I didn’t get a picture of the flannel sheets I got for my friend. Other than that, I showed you everything. It was just the day out I needed.