Sunday, February 13, 2011

What a Great Weekend!

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 
 Picked up some cute little .25 (homemade Elvis pin) to $1 items (Rita and a lipstick holder with mirror) and THIS!!!!
Beautifully stitched.

(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.


  1. Lucky you, finding Herman! Can't wait to see him all "cleaned up!" That's part of our job, right, dressing up our men?

  2. Nice thrifty finds! I am definitely meeting up with you and Dru in the near future!

  3. Oh, that dress form is fabulous!!!! I am officially jealous! Sounds like a great weekend!

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