Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Sewing and Thrifting...

Today was a mixed bag.  I did finish the projects I set out to do.  I did a little thrift shopping and it was an interesting study of people.  I was perusing the "free" book shelf and finding some wonderful things.  A woman came up behind me (there is limited space in this area) and commented "oh, there's nothing there today."  I replied there were some nice children's books to which she said "Harumph!" I made my selections and moved on to another room, but it was funny to see her scurry right over there and scoop up like 25 books after I left! Nothing there, huh? I think what she was really saying was "get out of my way, I want to scoop up all the books!"  I found a lovely pair of Dansko shoes that appeared new, but unfortunately they were too big for me, so I passed.  I was browsing and this clip fell from somewhere (the sky is falling...the sky is falling!) I struck up a conversation with a woman who wandered back and turned her onto the Danskos since she looked like her feet might be a little bigger than mine! She was so excited!  That's what I love about thrift shopping...the thrill of finding an unexpected treasure. I roasted a chicken for dinner tonight at the station.  Those guys are so appreciative of any meal.  I always cook enough for an army, so Brandon joined us as well...it's great to have dinner with friends every third night!  Now it's Olympics and some pineapple upside down cake...then bed! G'night!!!

3 comments:

Michelle said...

I love thrift store shopping! Although my husband can't go, I embarrass him. He says "You're the only person I know that would haggle at the Goodwill!!!"

Heather said...

I love thrift shopping too! I have found two pairs of Clarks shoes, both hardly worn. My local store has such excellent prices I always end up bringing home way too much. I can't pass up 5 cent patterns, though!

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Thrift shopping in DC is pretty dismal. I think there are too many professional eBay-ers here, they get all the good stuff before those of us with jobs that keep us in an office have a chance to visit.