Okay, before I tell you about my great weekend thrifting/antiquing I have to tell you about my little accident. Last night I was obviously not thinking clearly. Pete was in the spare room and had a new dress shirt in his hands. I asked him what he was doing and he started to say something about ironing. I figured he had just gone in the room and the iron WAS NOT ON YET -- and I grabbed it. See there is all this muck on it from my crafting and I wanted to let him know we should try to clean it or scrape it off before he ironed his new shirt. At any rate, my thumb hit full force on the bottom of the VERY HOT iron -- I immediately dropped it (thankfully not hurting anyone else, or hurting myself even more) -- and I spent the rest of the night with my hand in a bowl of ice water and then held above my head (if I lowered it it burned and throbbed). Today it is much better -- luckily it was the inside (palm side?) of the thumb where the skin is thicker.
Man, I feel stupid.
Okay, on to the thrifting!! Maddie and I go to garage sales every Friday morning. It's a fun new ritual that has yielded quite a few treasures. We can always find her a book or two for some change -- which makes her happy -- and I usually find something fun before the day is out. This Friday I found a complete set of Jeanette Glass ice cream dishes! There are 4 milkshake/soda glasses, 4 banana split dishes and 4 footed sundae cups. (The sundae cups have been getting a major workout since I made homemade ice cream earlier this week so they are all in the dishwasher right now and not in the photo.) And the cool thing is that all 12 dishes were purchased for only $4!! I love garage sales!
Then Saturday was Sandwich Antique Fair -- and as any thrifter/antiquer in the Chicago area will tell you, this is a great place! We try to get there at least twice a year. You can find everything from furniture to dishes and just about anything else you can think of (or not even imagine!) Many dealers specialize which is also nice. There are some vendors that we go back to again and again.
I found a couple of bargains. First was the basket full of wooden spools -- I snapped it up for $10. Besides little thread spools, there are larger bobbins and itty bitty silk spools. I'm going to have fun putting my trims on some of these and doing something crafty with the rest. I also got that nice pile of fabric for only $2. I couldn't resist the folk-ish print at the top, or the nice green/red/gold print below it -- plus there are lots of other pieces and scraps too.
Other than that, I'm trying to finish Book 6 and I'm getting close! By this weekend I might be able to start on the final book. The rest of my time has been taken up with the work -- the new Fall & Winter rubber stamps are already coming out -- and the charity golf outing in my Dad's name. July is always crazy busy!