I love to check out thrift shops. You never know what you will find, that's for sure. Above is an accumulation of stuff from several trips. I don't need much modern fabric, but couldn't resist such good prices on a jelly roll and fat quarters crate. Plus, who can pass up inexpensive yarn? Not me!
We also found a couple of antique shops on the way back from Hamilton. A bundle of yellow feedsack pieces were priced very reasonably, and any solid colored ones are always wecome. Gizmo was attracted to the color - notice the similarity?
And more books! I was so happy to add the New York one to my state quilt book collection. It is all antique quilts from the state and not just the pattern by that name. The Kansas City Star Quilt book was a fun find, as we are in the area.
These are from a thrift store. I don't know if I will ever actually knit any socks, but it is fun to look at. The MaryJane's Ideabook*Cookbook*Lifebook is a good read. Don't think I would ever have paid the original $35.00 for it, but @$3.99, I couldn't pass it by. Something different to read.
And, now, the big find. A Bernina 930 Record Sewing Machine. I love all sewing machines and we have a collection of true antique ones. My love extends to vintage ones as well. However, I have never had a Bernina of any age. So, it was a thrill for me to find this beauty for $40.00. It is hard to believe the way these machines from the 1980's have held on to their value. I had no idea what they were selling for on EBay until I got one and looked it up. Yikes! Broken ones sell for $300 and nice ones from $500 up. I am thrilled to have it. It is pictured just as we found it. I haven't cleaned it yet. One note: they call it a portable, but it weighs over 30#s in the case. Not portable as far as I'm concerned. We removed the top cover and it is clean as a whistle. We cleaned It anyway and oiled it. It sews like a dream and the stitches are perfect. I found it just in time for my birthday, so it was a great birthday surprise.
I leave you with a photo of Gizmo peaking out the window. We were having snow the day I took the photo and it gave him something to watch.
Till next time....