I needed some buttons and rick rack for a few projects, so I decided to go to my favorite button store. It's an outlet store that has been in my town forever (well, at least 29 years, which is how long we've lived here). It has buttons, zipper, rick rack, fabric, lace, etc. on one side and clothing on the other side.
When I got there, it looked strange. Not as much stuff was there. Then I asked another customer what was going on and she told me the bad news - they are going out of business! All buttons were 2 cents and everything else was 80% off! 9" zippers are normally 35 cents, which means they were only 7 cents! Rick rack is normally 10-15 cents per yard. You do the math. Unfortunately, the sale had been going on for a couple months already and we weren't here, so I had no idea, and the selection wasn't that good, but I managed to get 55 yards of rick rack for $1.15!!!! 32 zippers for $1.92!!! And 214 buttons for $4.28. Do you think I did good? I think I'll go back and see if there are any other things I can use...
You never know when you might need a purple zipper, or some buttons, do you?
On my trip I bought a pattern that I showed you here. The skirt on this little dress is a towel and the top part hangs on your oven door.
Then I remembered some other blocks that I made while in Oregon. These Ohio Stars are made out of men's shirts that I bought at garage sales. I have made 12 of them so far and plan to make them into a quilt for teen aged boys that are in the Children's Hospital. I've got plenty of shirts to work with - don't know when I will get it made.
Texas has now broken the all time heat record and we were "lucky" enough to experience it! 107 on September 13! Plus the most 100 degree days in a year (we weren't lucky enough to get in on all those days). Hee Hee!