I usually go to the thrift store in Sebastopol every two months or so, and today I hit the jackpot. Not only did I find some new cones of Maxi-lock thread, some 6000-yard cones of Dual Duty thread (for 75 cents each), but I found this in brand new condition:
I’ve heard a lot about this book, about how great a reference it is, but it is out of print except for the e-book form sold by Taunton Press, and the books for sale online range from $40 to $150. I was delighted to see it on the shelf at the thrift store. I paid about $1 for it.
I also got a really old Singer 121795 black buttonholer that will be fun to try out. The manual was easily found online.
On the way home, though, I was headed down a pretty two-lane country road that carries quite a bit of traffic on weekdays. There was a huge truck in front of me and a police car behind me. The traffic was moving along under the speed limit. All of a sudden, the cop lights came on and he signaled me to pull over. “Oh, no!!” I thought. I wondered what on earth I could have done wrong. Traffic tickets in this area are extremely, horribly expensive. I pulled over as soon as I found a spot, and a miracle occurred as the police car sped past me and pulled over the truck. He just wanted me out of his way. Hallelujah! That could have been a very expensive trip to the thrift store.