Well, this was my birthday weekend, so we took a drive to Sebastopol to visit the Legacy Thrift Shop, which was having a warehouse sale. I was eager to get on the road, but we got started a little late and had a little trouble finding the location when we got there. However, once we entered the venue, my gosh, how terrific was that sale! I was looking for vintage patterns and knitting booklets, and I saw one girl walking by with a whole box full of vintage 1940-1950 patterns. She said she had her kids with her and didn’t have time to look through them, so was buying the whole box. So I missed a chance at the vintage-women-and-children patterns by about 5 minutes. I heard her ringing her purchase up and the whole box full, which must have had about 150 or so patterns in it, cost her about $8, since they were selling the patterns for 5 cents each. However, I did find some vintage men’s shirt patterns and some lingerie patterns. Then my daughter called me over to a small table with magazines on it, and there were half a dozen or so Vogue Knitting magazines from the 1950’s (my favorite!) selling for 10 cents each, so I was a happy camper. We also found a Toyota knitting machine for the daughter complete with accessories and ribber for $40, and a wonderful standing quilting frame for the other daughter for only $10.
I am still working on the mystery fabric overnight bag, but am in the home stretch. I have the lining with the pockets all finished, and now I am making the straps. I had an idea to try something new for this bag: I am going to make a ‘coin purse’ or accessory bag in the lining print fabric and have a long strap on it that fastens with a swivel hook to a loop sewn into the lining side seam. I also put a zipper pocket into the lining in addition to the regular pockets.
I wish the weather would cool down to fall levels, since here it is almost Halloween and we still are running the air conditioning.