Yup, very hot today but I was determined to go to Osage, about 75 min from here, to get a quilt backing. I stopped at the farm store first to pick up chicken feed and off I went. About 45 minutes down the road I looked in the rider’s seat and realized the quilt top was still at home. Ugh. I went on and after several happy hours of shopping I left Debbie’s Quilt Shop and tried the consignment store on Main Street. I asked if there was another thrift store in town and they sent me to SOS just down the street.
Wow! What a thrift store! The prices were soooo reasonable and I had the best time looking around. Books were 5 for $1.00!
This was one of my favorite reference magazines and mine got ruined. This was $1.00.
This sweet baby picture is dated 1932 – I have several more like this grouped together upstairs. It was also $1.00.
This horse fabric is 60” wide and there’s 3 yards of it for $2.50. I don’t think it’s 100% cotton but I think I could use it for a back.
This was my most expensive purchase at $10.00. It measures 46” square and is hand pieced, not quilted. I will throw it on the longarm and the next time you see it, it will be on my table!
And this is Carrie at the checkout.
As I brought several items up to the counter she said to me, “Are you Mary?” Oh no, should I know this person? I answered yes, I was. But how did she know that. Oh, she used to shop at Country Threads and misses it. And she recognized me from all those years ago? She then said she also reads the blog so….. here you go! Meet Carrie!
I made the whole trip in Little Red, the convertible even if it was hot. I turned the AC on high and let my hair blow.
As I began writing this another reader named Julie from 2 hours away sent me a message asking if I was driving Red on Hwy. 9 between Forest City and Osage about noon today and she thought she met me. For cryin’ out loud!!! I have become notorious! So funny that she would write and ask that at the same time I was posting that very thing on the blog. I wish we had met and stopped together for a cold drink. I love coincidences like that.
So it’s been a really fun day – really hot, too, but fun. Here are the reader quilts.
What a quilt show! Thank you, everybody – I so enjoyed it!