and the fabric

I started out with a clear picture of what I wanted and “needed” (ha ha!)

I bought a variety of stripes.

And then I got distracted- fabric sensory overload! Who could resist???

paper dolls-

red ridinghood-

it was the embroidery on this one that drew me in-

don’t ask me what I will do with this- I just couldn’t leave without it!

The red and white polka dots probably fall into the sensible purchase category. The other 2, 60s/70s graphics, not so much.

and there is more, but these are the highlights. Some fabrics were in bags where there was something I couldn’t resist and other bits that I am not interested in. So, it might be a good thing if next year I had my OWN table at fabric-a-brac!

On an entirely different subject, I listened to this podcast on RadioLab about face blindness. I fond it fascinating, especially how these 2 intelligent and successful men have dealt with their disability in completely different ways. I think the discussion would be interesting for anyone who deals with learning disabilities and/or the people with them.

the haul

31 packages of rick rack plus 3 bundles that aren’t in packages. Mostly cotton, all vintage and antique. I love the old package graphics.

14 packages of cotton bias tape.

5 packages of cotton twill tape, 1/4″ and 1/2″ wide.

Some other misc. trims and embellieshments that I might use or else I have an idea of someone who might like it. And, what we think is a purse top, and a box of bobbins that look like they will fit my Bernina. I’m going to try them out later.

Some wonderful old cards of fasteners. You know, it causes me great distress to use fasteners that come from a card with a price above 25¢. And more fasteners in a wonderful old box. “Anti-Colic Nipples- the Sani-Tab. None Genuine without the Blue Band”

2 McCalls Needlecrafts magazines from the early ’70’s.

And then the fabric. I”ll put that in another post instead of drowning you with photos in this one. I forgot to take a photo of the room with all the tables, piled with goodies. I had a wonderful time!