Thursday night my daughter, Katharine, and I met the fabulous Drucilla Pettibone, of petit bones and Hotel Hadley Studios, for dinner at local restaurant, Virlie's. Then Dru and I checked out the Pittsboro Needlecrafter's Group. There we were treated to a lesson on quilt history and met Kathy Nichols who we hope can teach us proper quilting.
Friday, I was off to Raleigh to thrift Shop with the very talented jewelry designer and graphic artist, Amanda Irvin, of Sprockets and Lockets. We called a few antique/junque/thrifty shops and found 1 on my list was still in business so
to Antiques at Gresham Lake we went.
Picked up some cute little .25 (homemade Elvis pin) to $1 items (Rita and a lipstick holder with mirror) and THIS!!!!
(I also found a surprises for BillHubby and JordanSon.)
Picked up Bill from work, dropped Amanda at her work
and to Goodwill where I snagged a Talbot's shirt and an Urban Wool sweater.
The NC FairGrounds Flea Market folks were setting up for the weekly sales so we stopped there to browse.
I fell in love.
I had to have him.
May I introduce you to Ethel's new beau, Herman.
He's a bit shorter than Ethel but is excited to be the manly model for my guy aprons.
Now Ethel has a friend to hang out with at Craft Fairs.
Herman will be mod podged soon with vintage ads.
As if that wasn't enough, Bill and I went to Borders where all the calendars are just $1. Had to have the vintage Wake Forest football program covers. Bill got the UNC version.
We both got "old school" date books - no fancy cell phone calendars for us old fogeys.
AND can you believe that just a couple of days before Valentine's Day that LOVE stamp kit was $1.
Dinner at Gypsy's Shiny Diner in Cary and then home.
Stuffed and happy.
I'll show and tell Bill and Jordan's surprises and my Saturday escapades tomorrow.